Shakiel Mahjouri

‘A Cure For Wellness’ Film Review

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A Cure for Wellness marks the big return of Gore Verbinski — the mind behind “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Ring” — and you can bet his latest movie will leave audiences and critics divided. The eerie new psychological thriller follows an ambitious young executive named Mr. Lockhart (Dane DeHaan), tasked with retrieving his CEO from a “wellness spa” in the Swiss Alps. Lockhart begins to suspect all may not be as it seems at the facility, after he too is admitted for the same curious illness that plagues all its…read more

‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Film Review

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Rules Don’t Apply is, at its core, a story about love and people. Featuring a formidable cast and plenty of ’50s charm, can legendary director Warren Beatty craft a cohesive cinematic journey with his experienced, but shaky hands? Set in Hollywood during the late ’50s, Rules Don’t Apply is a throwback to the days of true love and fedoras. Not satisfied with just directing the movie, Rules Don’t Apply also marks Beatty’s return to a feature role for the first time in 15 years. The movie revolves around a strange love triangle between…read more

‘Trolls’ Film Review

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Animated movies are arguably hotter than ever, after all the last six years have produced the six highest-grossing animated films of all-time. Trolls, an animated musical starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, looks to strike while the iron is hot. Movies usually produce a line of toys, but every so often that formula is flipped. Much like the G.I. Joe action figures, Dreamworks new animated movie Trolls is inspired by the once uber-popular wacky-haired Troll dolls. Kendrick and Timberlake star as trolls Poppy and Branch, two complete opposites working together to…read more

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ Film Review

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children draws comparisons to Harry Potter and A Series of Unfortunate Events. Dark, Gothic imagery and the supernatural are the story’s cornerstones. Directed by Tim Burton, the film has every chance to be a big hit with this generation’s young teen audience, but it can ‘t hold a candle to the genre’s golden standard.   The film tells the tale of a seemingly ordinary boy named Jake (Asa Butterfield) who discovers a magical world described to him by his grandfather. That world comes in the form of “Peculiars”, children with superhuman powers, who…read more

‘Morgan’ Film Review

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The latest sci-fi thriller from 20th Century Fox features the directorial debut of Luke Scott — son of legendary Ridley Scott. Morgan has big shoes to fill, after all Luke’s first feature film tackles the genre his father helped define. So does a fresh, untested perspective and some clever casting elevate director Scott’s first outing? Morgan is no showstopper, but should be praised for recognising its limitations. The sci-fi genre has been explored in almost every conceivable way; it’s near-impossible to breakthrough without a blockbuster budget or seasoned cast and crew. Instead…read more

‘Deadpool’ Film Review

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The long anticipated premiere of Deadpool has arrived. For audiences, “The Merc with a Mouth” is a fresh take on the familiar presentation of superhero films. For studios, the R-Rated movie is an experiment to determine the genres reach. Whether or not the latter proves successful is up to the box office – but without a doubt Ryan Reynolds latest project is a much welcomed change to the Marvel universe. If there is one thing Deadpool gets right, more than anything else, it’s the personality. 20th Century Fox was absolutely right…read more

‘Fantastic Four’ Film Review

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We as viewers are in the golden age of super hero cinema. Marvel studios is expanding their blockbuster universe with big story lines, character crossovers and TV series. DC has also begun to churn out content, with fans bubbling in anticipation for Batman vs Superman and Suicide Squad. Amidst a treasure trove of super powered freaks, Fantastic Four is little more than fools good. The new reboot of the super hero squad is trapped in the negative zone, with countless other non-marvel produced movies. The film introduces a new origin…read more