Movie Review: The Lion King (2019)

Lion King 2019 poster Breathtaking….also baby lions are too damn cute!

Stars: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Billy Eichner
Director: 
Jon Favreau

Synopsis: Young lion cub Simba is tricked, by his scheming uncle Scar, into thinking he caused the death of his father. After convincing Simba to flee into exile, Scar takes over as king of Pride Rock and rules in an evil and tyrannical way. Simba’s new life of carefree fun and freedom is brought to a halt when his past catches up to him and he must decide if he will turn and run or accept who he is and face it head on. Continue reading Movie Review: The Lion King (2019)

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Movie Review: The Lion King (1994)

Lion King 1994 poster And welcome to my absolute favourite Disney film of all time

Stars: Jonathan Talyor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Niketa Calame-Harris, Cheech Marin, Ernie Sabella, Madge Sinclair
Directors: 
Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff

Synopsis: Young lion cub Simba is tricked, by his scheming uncle Scar, into thinking he caused the death of his father. After convincing Simba to flee into exile, Scar takes over as king of Pride Rock and rules in an evil and tyrannical way. Simba’s new life of carefree fun and freedom is brought to a halt when his past catches up to him and he must decide if he will turn and run or accept who he is and face it head on. Continue reading Movie Review: The Lion King (1994)

Movie Review: Toy Story 4 (2019)

Toy Story 4 poster I want you to meet… Forky.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Christina Hendricks, Jordan Peele, Keanu Reeves, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt 
Director: 
Josh Cooley

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Synopsis:
Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the rest of the toy gang head off on a road-trip adventure with Bonnie and her new ‘toy’ Forky (Tony Hale). When Woody & Forky get separated from the group they have their own mini adventure, while trying to get back to them, involving a talking doll and her creepy ventriloquist dummy’s as well as a reunion with an old friend….Bo Peep (Annie Potts).  Continue reading Movie Review: Toy Story 4 (2019)

Movie Review: Toy Story 3 (2010)

Toy Story 3 poster Welcome to Sunnyside, folks.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles, Michael Keaton, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Blake Clark
Director: 
Lee Unkrich

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Synopsis: Andy has grown up and is heading off to college, but what does that mean for Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the rest of the toys? The small remaining group is intended for a bag in the attic but a mix up with Andy’s mother results in them being cast out with the garbage and the toys taking it upon themselves to be donated to a childcare centre. First impressions have the toys loving this new home and never wanting to leave, that is until they realise that everything isn’t as it seems, and the toddler room is where toys go to be destroyed not played with. It’s up to Woody to convince the rest if them that they weren’t meant to be thrown out and that going home is the right thing to do but a pink strawberry scented teddy bear named Lotso (Ned Beatty) is standing between them and their freedom and is determined not to let them go. Continue reading Movie Review: Toy Story 3 (2010)

Movie Review: Toy Story 2 (1999)

Toy Story 2 poster Ride like the wind Bullseye!

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Wayne Knight
Director: 
John Lasseter

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Synopsis: Woody the Cowboy (Tom Hanks) finds himself stranded in a yard sale while rescuing another toy and then stolen by greedy man named Al who plans to sell him to the highest bidder. He is taken to an office where he makes some new friends in Jessie the Cowgirl (Joan Cusack), Bullseye the horse and Stinky Pete (Kelsey Grammer) who all form the roundup gang, toys based on a television show that Woody was the star of. With Woody trapped and set to be shipped off to Japan, it’s up to Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the gang to break out of the bedroom and come to Woody’s rescue and bring him home. Continue reading Movie Review: Toy Story 2 (1999)

Movie Review: Toy Story (1995)

Toy Story poster To infinity, and beyond!

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts
Director: 
John Lasseter

Synopsis: Woody the cowboy is the favourite toy of a boy named Andy. He lives in Andy’s bedroom with all the other toys and together they are a happy toy family. That is until one year on Andy’s birthday, a new toy arrives, one that threatens to take Woody’s place as favourite toy, an action figure named Buzz Lightyear. Continue reading Movie Review: Toy Story (1995)

Movie Review: Aladdin (2019)

Aladdin New poster I dare you to not want to sing along in the cinema

Stars: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott 
Director: 
Guy Ritchie

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Synopsis: Aladdin (Mena Massoud) is a young ‘street rat’ from the city of Agrabah who comes into possession of a genie lamp, which he was meant to be getting for Jafar (Marwan Kenzari) the sultans (evil) adviser. Now a master of a genie, Aladdin gets 3 wishes and naturally he starts with becoming a prince in order to be eligible to marry the Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) whom he has fallen in love with. The only thing preventing him from true happiness is the fact Jafar has figured out who he really is and he will stop at nothing to get the lamp for himself. Continue reading Movie Review: Aladdin (2019)