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On the Rocks Review

Laura (Rashida Jones) and husband Dean (Marlon Wayans) live in New York where they’re raising two young daughters. Life is good. Dean’s advertising business is expanding rapidly and Laura is a writer contracted to complete a book. Then, one or two small things happen, and Laura thinks she detects signs that Dean might be having an affair with a co-worker. She confides her fears in her father Felix...

Buffaloed Review

We meet Peg Dahl (Zoey Deutch) around the age of 10. She lives in Buffalo, New York. Her family has never had real money and always scraped by. Her father died when she was around seven-years-old. Her mother (Judy Greer) operates an unregistered hair-dressing business out of their home. As Peg ages into her teens, she runs cheap hustles like selling discount cigarettes which are probably stolen. H...

Instant Family Review

Married couple, Pete and Ellie Wagner (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne), are doing well, making money renovating and “flipping” houses. One day, they begin to wonder if something is missing in their life, because unlike their respective siblings, they don’t have children. Natural child-birth is problematical for the Wagners, so they look into adoption. They meet Karen (Octavia Spencer) and Sharon (Ti...

Book Club Review

Four older women have a monthly book club. They have known each other since their youth and now they live successful, upscale lives in Los Angeles. One month, Fifty Shades of Grey is the club’s chosen book and despite not all of the women being keen to read it, once they do, the book’s content becomes something that leads them to consider making changes to their lives. Vivian (Jane Fon...

Bad Santa 2 Review

Fuelled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Christmas is approaching fast so naturally we’re going to be seeing a few holiday films coming up over the next few weeks, but sequels to 13 year old comedies aren’t the first thing that usually spring to mind. Regardless however, here we a...

Arrival Review

Twelve enormous spacecraft arrive at a dozen different locations around planet Earth. Governments do not know who is inside, nor what mission the ships are fulfilling.  Scientists and the military are sent to get answers from these giant craft. The vessels are nicknamed “shells” because at first glance, they seem egg-shaped.  Dr Louise Banks (Amy Adams), an eminent linguist, joins a theoretical ph...

The Neon Demon Review

Jesse (Elle Fanning) is recently arrived in Los Angeles. She is sixteen-years-old and aspires to be a model. Her agent Roberta (Christina Hendricks) advises her to say she is nineteen in order to work. Roberta arranges a test with an A-list fashion photographer and from there, Jesse’s star begins to rise. THE NEON DEMON is Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film. He has been making feat...