Free Press Journal
  • Justice League: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Justice League Cast: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Ciaran Hinds, Connie Nielsen, Diane Lane, Joe Morton, Billy Crudup, J.K. Simmons, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright Director: Zack Snyder Ratings: *** The DC Comics Extended Universe raises the bar high in entertainment. Batman…

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  • My Little Pony: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: My Little Pony Cast: (voices) Tara Strong, Emily Blunt, Liev Schreiber, Kristin Chenoweth, Taye Diggs, Michael Peña, Zoe Saldana, Sia, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain, Cathy Weseluck, Uzo Aduba, Ashleigh Ball Director: Jayson Thiessen Rating: * * * * Look what Santa brought for the Yuletide – Heigh ho! A charmer marked by top-notch…

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  • A Bad Moms Christmas review

    A Bad Moms Christmas: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: A Bad Moms Christmas Cast: Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Peter Gallagher, Jay Hernandez, Justin Hartley, Lyle Brocato, Christina Applegate Directors: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore Rating: * * You know you can’t take this crass and vulgar movie seriously when a titular character, who is addicted…

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  • Loving Vincent: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    His film-maker grand-nephew Theo van Gogh was shot and stabbed to death on an Amsterdam street by a jihadist. What about the titular post-Impressionist artist himself? This beautiful, exclusively hand-painted tribute to the great Vincent Van Gogh suggests the troubled Dutch painter was murdered. The general perception is Van Gogh died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1890 in…

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  • Thor-Ragnarok: Review,Cast, Story, Director

      The third chapter in Marvel’s superhero series showcasing the adventures of the Greek god of thunder, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) across three worlds – mythological, modern and sci fi – continues to win hearts like the previous instalments. It would have been good though if the film had treated the alcoholism of an important female character as…

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  • Geostorm movie: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Geostorm Cast: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Andy Garcia, Ed Harris, Daniel Wu, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, Talitha Bateman, Zazie Beetz Director: Dean Devlin Rating: * * and a half   Former US Vice President Al Gore will like this cautionary tale which addresses his pet project, climate change. For yours truly, Gerard Butler…

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  • Victoria & Abdul movie: Review, Cast, Director

    Film: Victoria & Abdul Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Tim Piggot-Smith, Adeel Akhtar, Michael Gambon, Paul Higgins, Olivia Williams, Robin Soans, Sukh Ojla Director: Stephen Frears RATING: ***+ Truth is stranger than fiction. Victoria and Abdul is the story of how good luck and charm propelled a lowly clerk from Agra into the rarefied…

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  • The Lego Ninjago movie: Review, Cast, Director

    Film: Lego: Ninjago Cast: Dave Franco, Jackie Chan, Justin Theroux,Olivia Munn, Michael Pena, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods Directors: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher & Bob Logan Rating: * * If you don’t know what Lego is – and I daresay there are people who don’t- this kiddies flick serves as a fun introductory lesson…

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  • Blade Runner 2049 movie: Review, Cast, Director

    Film: Blade Runner 2049 Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, Barkhad Abadi, Sylvia Hooks, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James Director: Dennis Villeneuve Viewers and critics alike may rave over the phenomenal camerawork, the sonorous music score, and the impressive acting but for me, what makes Dennis…

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  • Birth of the Dragon: Uninspiring biopic

    Conspiracy theories abound about whether the legendary Bruce Lee was murdered at age 32 back just before the release of his last movie Enter the Dragon. He was after all, an Asian who had taken the US and the world by storm by sharing a martial art that the taciturn Chinese might have liked to…

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  • American Made movie: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: American Made Cast: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Caleb Landry Jones, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Jayma Mays Director: Doug Liman Who, in their right minds, would want to enlist as a spook in return for being abandoned if ever you should get caught? I suppose you…

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  • Kingsman –The Golden Circle: Wild and wacky spy thriller

    There’s never a dull moment in this sequel to the 2014 wacky spy flick Kingsman—The Secret Service which had thrilled moviegoer’s worldwide. The sound of bagpipes heralds Kingsman – The Golden Circle on a manic ride propelled by, never mind the gadgets, a car that drives…sideways. Even Bond, James Bond might want to trade in his Aston…

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