Childhood favourite, Winnie-the-Pooh and his clan in the Hundred Acre Wood are brought to life in the remarkable Christopher Robin movie. The take on the children’s-book series is refreshing while evoking sweet and bitter tones at the appropriate times. It makes you wonder why you ever wanted to grow up. The most pleasing aspect of this film is how visually appealing it looks at all times. Watching Pooh’s innocence irritate Christopher (voiced by Jim Cummings) is entertaining and becomes meaningful when you can see that it redeems Christopher. Embedded within the story line are relatable events such as when Madeline undertakes a courageous journey in order to gain her father’s attention.
When we have the Kate McKinnon brand of kooky comedy that can elevate anything, we never ever question the deployment! Wind her up, set her loose and watch her wring laughs out of any flimsy, high-concept premise. It is the same with the action-comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me. Co-written and directed by Susanna Fogel, McKinnon has the talented and beautiful Mila Kunis to match her comic timing. And boy! do they have fun? Hell ya!
It’s never quite a complete meal without mouth-watering photos of amazing food. August is Auckland Restaurant Month, so get prepared for some serious ‘food-porn’ and an eyeful of dishes in delicious digital detail.
How does one scrutinise a movie that pummels you with insane helicopter chases, intense hand-to-hand combat, a riveting motorcycle chase across Paris and more Tom Cruise running than you’ve ever seen before? You don’t. Instead you just sit back and enjoy the ride with Ethan Hunt.
Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey's ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail.