We Review: The Legend of Tarzan, White knuckle adventure, but if you know the story, there will be few surprises. -MR

The Legend of Tarzan

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The Legend of Tarzan
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Directed by David Yates
Produced by
Written by
Based on Tarzan
byEdgar Rice Burroughs
Starring
Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams
Cinematography Henry Braham
Edited by Mark Day
Production
company
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
Running time
110 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $180 million[2]
Box office $56.9 million[2]

The Legend of Tarzan is a 2016 American actionadventure film based on the fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Directed by David Yates and written by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer,[3]its cast comprises Alexander Skarsgård as the title character, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadbent and Christoph Waltz.

Principal photography began on June 30, 2014, at Warner Bros. Leavesden Studios in the United Kingdom, and wrapped four months later on October 3. Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures in Cooperation with Dark Horse Entertainment and Jerry Weintraub Productions co-produced the film.

The film premiered at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on June 27, 2016 and was released in the United States on July 1, 2016 in 2D, 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D.[4] It received mixed reviews and had grossed over $56 million.

Plot

After becoming shipwrecked, John Clayton, his wife Alice, and newborn son John Clayton III are stranded in a tree house in the jungle of the African Congo. His wife eventually dies of natural causes, and John is killed by Apes, leaving the baby alone. The child is taken in by a family of Apes, his mother whom he calls Kala and his brother whom he calls Akut. Tarzan is raised by them and adapts well, becoming a part of the jungle as if he were made for it. Later, he meets Jane Porter and falls in love with her. Kala is killed by a young hunter who is part of another tribe. Tarzan kills him in retaliation, unaware that he was the son of a chief.

In 1884, the African Congo has been divided up between Belgium and Great Britain. The Belgian government is on the verge of bankruptcy. In an attempt to save the nation Leopold II of Belgium states that he has an intention to seize control of the land’s minerals, which resulted in large profits. When Rom searches for the diamonds of Opar, his men open fire on a local tribe but the Belgian soldiers were killed by the natives, leaving only Rom alive. Afterwards, Rom is approached by the tribe’s leader, Chief Mbonga, who offers Rom the diamonds in exchange for Tarzan.

John Clayton III has returned to England to become Lord Greystoke, and through the British Prime Minister, he is invited by King Leopold to head an expedition to Boma to report on the development of the Congo by Belgium. The American envoy, George Washington Williams, urges John to go, as he knows that he is Tarzan. John initially declines the invitation, but is persuaded by Williams who suspects the Congolese population is being enslaved. Jane is disappointed when she is told that she cannot come on the trip due to losing their baby years ago. John later reconsiders and finds her in a tree and allows her to go with him.

John, Jane, and Williams take their trip to the Congo. The trio then encounter a tribe that knew John and Jane during their stay in the jungle. Shortly after, Rom attacks the tribe’s camp and tie up John and Jane, killing the tribe leader in the process. He then captures Jane and several tribe members while John escapes. Williams and the last remaining tribe members chase after Rom and his men, but they get away. Later, Williams finds John and reunites with him, telling him that he must to ignite his destiny as Tarzan. Tarzan and Williams swing from vines onto the train carrying the tribe members and Jane. Tarzan finds a train car full of several men attempting to kill him, but he fends off the men and frees the other tribe members.

Rom reveals to Jane that his plan is to use the tribe members as slaves in his expedition after obtaining the diamonds. On the boat, Rom holds Wasimbu, a tribe member and Tarzan and Jane’s friend which caged over the water.

Our thoughts

Surprisingly enough, they stuck to the original Tarzan story pretty well.  This was far better than I expected. Having just seen “The Jungle Book” recently, I didn’t know what to expect. The CGI animal recreation, tech is simply amazing.  Well acted, not over acted, this movie had me grinding my teeth when certain animals and characters were jeopardized and I was as angry as the scary Silver Back at the bad guy(s.) Highly recommended, but not for those under 12 alone. There were parts that were scary even to me, and the WHOLE adult audience (we watched from a balcony that is 21+ only) gasped and cringed and oohed at certain things that might just freak a kid out. It was well worth the ticket. I am giving it 5 stars, because it is a very good “white knuckle” adventure, but if you know the story, there will be few surprises. -MR

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We Review: Independence Day: Resurgence “Just like the first one, only better.” – MR

Independence Day: Resurgence

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Independence Day: Resurgence
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Roland Emmerich
  • Dean Devlin
  • Nicolas Wright
  • James A. Woods
Based on Characters
by Roland Emmerich
Dean Devlin
Starring
Music by
Cinematography Markus Förderer
Edited by Adam Wolfe
Production
companies
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
Running time
120 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $165 million[2]
Box office $140.5 million[3]

Independence Day: Resurgence is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Emmerich, Dean Devlin, Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods and James Vanderbilt. It is the sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day and starsLiam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Brent Spiner and William Fichtner.

It was released by 20th Century Fox in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D in the United States on June 24, 2016. The film received generally negative reviews from critics, who found the plot and action sequences to be overblown and convoluted, though some praised its overall humor and playful delivery,[4][5] and has grossed over $140 million worldwide.

Plot

Twenty years after the events of the previous film, the international community has recovered and the United Nations has created the ESD (Earth Space Defense), a united global defense program that serves as Earth’s early warning system. The main defense force uses technology salvaged from the remains of the alien forces, with military forces assembled on the Moon, Mars, and Rhea, while the Area 51 base has become the ESD Headquarters.[6][7]

In Africa, ESD Director David Levinson meets with Dr. Catherine Marceaux and warlord Dikembe Umbutu, who lead him to an intact alien destroyer. Aboard the ship, they discover that the ship was drilling a hole and that the aliens sent a distress call to its home planet before their defeat. Furthermore, Umbutu and former U.S. President Thomas Whitmore experienced recurring visions of extraterrestrial logograms ever since their personal encounters with the aliens and try to decipher them.

A spherical ship emerges from a wormhole near the ESD’s Moon defense headquarters. Levinson is convinced that it belongs to a different extraterrestrial race that is benevolent and urges the world’s governments not to attack, but they vote to shoot it down regardless. Against orders, ESD pilot Jake Morrison picks up Levinson, Marceaux, Umbutu, and Floyd Rosenberg on a space tugand they head for the crash site, where they recover a container. An alien mothership 3,000 miles wide[8] suddenly emerges and destroys Earth’s planetary defenses before approaching the planet. The space tug is caught in the mothership’s artificial gravitational pull, which also lifts structures from most of Asia. The debris falls all across Europe, where the tug manages to escape before heading on to Area 51.

The mothership lands over northern Atlantic Ocean and drills a hole in the middle of the ocean to harvest the heat of the core, which will destroy Earth’s magnetic field in the process. The aliens also raid the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, killing President Elizabeth Lanford along with most of her Cabinet. General Joshua Adams, a Cabinet official in Area 51, is named the designated survivor and immediately sworn in as the 46th President.

Upon the space tug’s arrival at Area 51, Dr. Brakish Okun awakens twenty years after his coma. He opens the container and releases a giant white sphere of artificial intelligence; its mission is evacuating survivors from worlds targeted by harvesters, and building a resistance force, one already greatly feared by aliens. Whitmore interrogates one of the aliens held in captivity since the last war. The ESD learns that the aliens, while similar to Earth’s insect kingdom, are not like locusts as they initially believed but exist in eusociality and that their queen is coming. They believe if they destroy the queen, her attendants will retreat from the planet. An ESD squadron, led by Captain Dylan Dubrow-Hiller, stages a counterattack to destroy the queen, but they are caught in a trap within the mothership which wipes out nearly the entire fleet. Dylan, along with Jake and fellow pilots Charlie Ritter and Rain Lao, manages to escape by hijacking two alien attackers.

Knowing the queen has become aware of its presence, the sphere’s A.I. wants the ESD to destroy it to prevent the aliens from learning its secrets.

Our Thoughts

While this like it is just an “in the future” remake of the first, there are a few twists and turns that come up that make this movie able to separate it from the first one. And no surprise here: the ending sets up a sequel, but the surprise is that it might get us to take the battle to the enemy’s planet, or into outer space. And I love a well produced space flick!  This film is really just like the first one, only better. – MR

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We review Central Intelligence: 4 Stars A great date/comedy movie – MR

Central Intelligence

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Central Intelligence
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Ike Barinholtz
  • David Stassen
Starring
Music by
Cinematography Barry Peterson
Edited by Michael L. Sale
Production
companies
Distributed by
Release dates
Running time
107 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $50 million[2]
Box office $58.1 million[3]

Central Intelligence is a 2016 American action comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and written by Thurber, Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen. The film stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart as two old high school friends who team up to save the world after one of them joins the CIA.

Central Intelligence premiered in Los Angeles on June 10, 2016 and was theatrically released in the United States on June 17, 2016. The film received mixed reviews from critics and has grossed over $58 million worldwide.[3][4]

Plot

In 1996, Calvin Joyner is being recognized for an award at the last high school pep rally. Meanwhile, Robbie Weirdicht, an overweight kid with no friends, gets carried out of the boys’ locker room while showering by school bullies and is then thrown into the gym during the pep rally just as Calvin is receiving his award and is laughed upon his nude entrance. Calvin immediately takes off his jacket and gives it to Robbie (covering up his birthday suit) who thanks Calvin and leaves the school.

Twenty years later, Calvin has married his high school sweetheart, Maggie, and becomes an accountant. He is highly unsatisfied with his life as he is passed over for a promotion that was given to his former assistant. Maggie, however, is a partner at her law firm and is quite happy. She suggests they see a therapist to work on their marriage issues. Calvin does not want to go to their 20 year high school reunion taking place the next day. At the same time, Calvin receives a Facebook friend request from Bob Stone (actually Robbie, who has changed his name). They meet up for some beers at a local pub. While at the pub, the pair gets into an argument with bullies who try to take Bob’s chair. Bob takes out the bullies and then leaves with Calvin. Bob suggests the pair go back to their old high school and have Calvin reminisce about his glory days. Instead, Calvin is disappointed that he peaked in high school, and that his life has been declining since.

As Bob drops Calvin off at his house, he asks Calvin to look at some accounting records, saying he is having payroll issues. Bob’s “accounting records” are actually satellite codes. Bob ends up spending the night on Calvin’s couch. The next morning, the CIA, led by Pam, comes to Calvin’s house in searching of Bob. Calvin leads them to the living room where there is no evidence of Bob’s presence. Pam informs Calvin that Bob is a dangerous rogue agent that killed his former partner, Phil, to obtain all U.S. satellite codes with the intention of selling them to the highest bidder.

As the CIA agents follow Calvin to his office, Bob successfully abducts Calvin, while explaining that he is trying to stop the “Black Badger” from selling the satellite codes, but needs Calvin’s skills as a forensic accountant to figure out the exact location where the deal will happen. The pair is then attacked by Larry (a former CIA agent turned bounty hunter). During the attack, Calvin runs away but is intercepted by Pam. Pam informs Calvin that Bob is delusional and the “Black Badger” doesn’t exist. She gives Calvin a device that will alert the CIA to his whereabouts when he is reunited with Bob. Calvin then goes to marriage counseling where Bob is posing as the marriage counselor (the real counselor he has tied up, gagged and stashed in the office closet). Bob convinces Calvin to help him and Calvin sets up a meeting with Trevor (one of Bob’s bullies) so they can obtain the account number that reveals the location of the deal. Trevor helps them, but not before bullying Bob again by pretending to apologize for the past and then calling him fat. Calvin encourages Bob to punch out Trevor just like he did to the bullies at the bar, but Bob freezes up. As they are leaving Trevor’s office, Pam calls Calvin and threatens to arrest Maggie if he doesn’t turn Bob in. Calvin betrays Bob and Bob is arrested.

As Bob is being tortured by Pam, as she believes that he has the satellite codes, Calvin decides to help Bob.

Our Thoughts

This movie was very good. I had expectations of funny, but not good action adventure AND good funny!  The Rock, plays his role perfectly, and so does Kevin Hart. I laughed out loud at least twenty times, and I think it was a great date movie. I will buy it when it comes out on Prime. 4 Stars A great date/comedy movie – MR

 

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We Review: Now You See Me 2 “As good as the first one, 4 stars” -MR

Now You See Me 2

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Now You See Me 2
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Directed by Jon M. Chu
Produced by
Screenplay by Ed Solomon
Story by
  • Peter Chiarelli
  • Ed Solomon
Based on Characters
by Boaz Yakin
and Edward Ricourt
Starring
Music by Brian Tyler
Cinematography Peter Deming
Edited by Stan Salfas
Production
company
Distributed by Summit Entertainment
Release dates
Running time
129 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $90 million[2][3]
Box office $48.6 million[4]

Now You See Me 2 is a 2016 American caperthriller film directed by Jon M. Chu and written by Ed Solomon. A sequel to the 2013 film Now You See Me, it stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Jay Chou, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman.

Distributed by Summit Entertainment, the film was released on June 10, 2016, received mixed reviews and has grossed over $48 million.

Plot

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their magic spectacles, the remaining members of the Four Horsemen – J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson) and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) – are in hiding, awaiting further instructions from the Eye, the secret society of magicians they’ve been recruited into. Their handler, FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) ultimately assigns them a new mission, exposing corrupt businessman Owen Case (Ben Lamb), whose new software secretly steals data on its users for Case’s benefit. Illusionist Lula May (Lizzy Caplan) is added to the team to replace former member Henley Reeves.

The Horsemen infiltrate Case’s company disguised as security guards and hijack the launch party for the new software, leading the FBI to their location. The show is unexpectedly interrupted by a mysterious individual who reveals to the world that Wilder, believed to have perished, is actually alive, and that Rhodes is their mole, forcing Dylan to evade his new partner Natalie Austin (Sanaa Lathan). While attempting to escape, the Horsemen are captured by mercenaries led by Merritt’s vengeful twin brother Chase McKinney and taken to Macau, where they are brought before Chase’s employer, technology prodigy Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe), Owen Case’s former business partner who faked his death after Owen Case stole Walter’s company.

Mabry conscripts the Horsemen into stealing the data-mining device developed by Case from a secret facility underneath a local casino, to prevent Case from using it. Atlas agrees to the plan despite the others’ reluctance and leads them to a magic shop belonging to Li (Jay Chou), who provides them the equipment needed to pull off the heist. Meanwhile, Rhodes is branded a fugitive and forced to spring his rival Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman), whom Rhodes blames for the death of his father Lionel Shrike, out of jail to help him expose the mastermind behind the conspiracy. Arriving in Macau, they seek Li for information, but while there Bradley escapes Rhodes’ custody, revealing that he anticipated Rhodes would free him if exposed.

The Horseman infiltrate the facility disguised as researchers and steal the device, evading the authorities and successfully escaping the casino. Atlas is then confronted by Mabry’s men and realizes that Mabry intends to steal the device for himself.

Our Thoughts

If you liked “Now You See Me” then you will definitely like #2. I love magic, and movies about magic. This one does not disappoint, but a few minor editing flaws caused me to take a star away. I would point them out, but it might be a spoiler. Let’s just say, no cell phone went into the safe, but one was taped to the safe’s ceiling as a light source. Anyway, this is as good as part one, and continues the same story, which I found intriguing. Casting Harry Potter as the bad techno magician against the 4 Horsemen was really funny. As good as the first one, 4 stars -MR

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We Review: Alice Through the Looking Glass “Superb. Highly Recommended.” -MR

Alice Through the Looking Glass (film)

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Alice Through the Looking Glass
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Directed by James Bobin
Produced by
Written by Linda Woolverton
Based on Characters by
byLewis Carroll
Starring
Music by Danny Elfman
Cinematography Stuart Dryburgh
Edited by Andrew Weisblum
Production
company
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • May 10, 2016 (London)
  • May 27, 2016(United States)
Running time
113 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $170 million[2]
Box office $181.9 million[1]

Alice Through the Looking Glass is a 2016 American fantasyadventure film directed by James Bobin, written by Linda Woolverton and produced by Tim Burton. It is loosely based on Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, and is the sequel to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland. The film stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, Matt Lucas, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen, and features the voices of Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall and Alan Rickman, in his final film role.

The film tells the story about Alice coming across a magical looking glass that takes her back to Underland and finds that the Mad Hatter is acting madder than usual and wants to discover the truth about his family. Alice then travels through time and comes across friends and enemies at different point of their lives and embarks on a race to save the Hatter before time runs out.

Alice Through the Looking Glass was released by Walt Disney Pictures on May 27, 2016. It received negative reviews from critics and has grossed over $181 million against a $170 million budget.[1][3]

Plot

Alice Kingsleigh has spent the past three years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return toLondon from China, she finds out that her ex-fiancé, Hamish Ascot, has taken over his father’s company and plans to have Alice sell him over her father’s ship in exchange for her family home. Alice follows a butterfly she recognizes as Absolem and returns toUnderland through a mirror.

Alice is greeted by the White Queen, the White Rabbit, the Tweedles, the Dormouse, the March Hare, Bayard, and the Cheshire Cat. They inform her that the Mad Hatter, Tarrant Hightopp is acting madder than usual in wake that he believes that his family is still alive. Alice tries to console him, but the Mad Hatter remains sure of his family’s survival of the Attack of the Jabberwocky day.

Believing finding the Hatter’s family is the only way to stop his deteriorating health, the White Queen decides for Alice to consult Time himself, and convince him to save the Hatter’s family in the past (something that no Underland resident can do as it is said that history will be destroyed if someone sees their past/future self, while Alice has no past self in Underland for her to accidentally meet). Upon visiting Time’s palace, Alice finds the Chronosphere, an object that powers all time in Underland.

After being told by Time that altering the past cannot be done, Alice steals the Chronosphere and travels back in time, shortly after finding the exiled Red Queen, Iracebeth of Crims, is in the care of Time. The Red Queen urges Time to go after Alice. Alice accidentally flies to the day of Iracebeth’s coronation, where a younger Tarrant begins a mockery of the Red Queen when the royal crown doesn’t fit on her abnormal head. This causes Iracebeth to melt down, and her father deems her inappropriate to rule, and passes the title of queen to her younger sister Mirana, the White Queen.

Alice later learns of an event in Iracebeth and Mirana’s past that caused friction between the two, and she travels back in time again, hoping it will change Iracebeth’s ways and cease the Jabberwocky from killing the Hatter’s family.

Our Thoughts:

As with all the new remakes that are about these days, I find myself in awe of the special effects. Still, every now and then I find a book that cannot be recreated on film. I thought this would be one of them, but I was wrong. This story is old, so judging the plot is redundant. This was well worth the price of a premium ticket. The acting and creatures were in one word: Superb. Highly Recommended for the whole family. -MR


We review, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising “A laugh out loud riot of fun.” -MR

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Nicholas Stoller
Produced by
Written by
Based on Characters
by Andrew J. Cohen
Brendan O’Brien
Starring
Music by Michael Andrews
Cinematography Brandon Trost
Edited by Zene Baker
Production
company
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • May 20, 2016 (United States)
Running time
92 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $35 million[2]
Box office $53.5 million[3]

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising[4] (released as Bad Neighbours 2 outside North America) is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Stoller, Andrew J. Cohen, Brendan O’Brien, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. It is the sequel to the 2014 film Neighbors and stars Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloë Grace Moretz, Dave Franco and Ike Barinholtz. It was released on May 20, 2016, in the United States, received generally positive reviews from critics and has grossed over $53 million.[3][5]

Plot

The film starts with Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) trying to have sex. Kelly starts feeling nauseous and burps a lot before finally throwing up on Mac’s face. She then announces that she might be pregnant. The Radners are trying to sell their home with the arrival of another baby. A couple, the Baiers’ (Sam Richardson and Abbi Jacobson) are looking to buy, but the realtor (Liz Cackowski) tells Mac and Kelly that their house is in escrow for 30 days, so the Baiers’ will check in every now and then to make sure everything is going okay. Little Stella (Elise and Zoey Vargas) then enters with one of Kelly’s dildos. At work, Mac has lunch with Jimmy (Ike Barinholtz). Like the Radners, Jimmy and his once-again wife Paula (Carla Gallo) are expecting a baby. Mac is a little nervous about having another kid, but he thinks he’ll do a fine job as he and Kelly have done well with Stella.

Somewhere on campus, a group of freshmen girls are gathered at a meeting for the sorority Phi Lamda. One girl, Shelby (Chloe Grace Moretz), sparks up a joint as the president (Selena Gomez) is speaking. She tells Shelby to put out the joint and says that sororities can’t throw parties, so they just attend frat parties. That night, Shelby meets two other freshmen, Beth (Kiersey Clemons) and Nora (Beanie Feldstein). They attend a frat party, but they’re all disgusted by the sexist and perverse nature of the party. They go back to their dorm to pass a joint, which is Nora’s first time doing drugs. She immediately falls in love with them. The RA enters and scolds the girls for smoking weed. Shelby then stands up and says it’s unfair that they have to subject to a misogynistic system and to be told what to do by men. They decide to create their own sorority, Kappa Nu.

We catch up with Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron) at a dinner with his old frat brothers Pete (Dave Franco), Scoonie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), and Garf (Jerrod Carmichael). Since graduating, Scoonie has launched his own app, and Garf became a cop. Teddy hasn’t been able to get a good job since his antics as a frat boy led to him getting a criminal record (which he blames on the Radners). Pete’s boyfriend Darren (John Early) then proposes to him, and Pete accepts. After the excitement, Pete asks Teddy to move out now that he’s engaged. Teddy agrees, hiding his heartbreak.

The girls meet with another realtor (Billy Eichner) to buy the house next to the Radners. However, it’s way too much for them to afford. Teddy then appears from the darkened living room with a plan for the girls. He tells them to take their money and put it on the down payment, and he will help them earn the money needed to pay for the house, which he says would equal about five buckets of money for a month’s rent. The girls agree. Soon, the girls move in and throw their first party. Mac and Kelly walk over to meet their new neighbors, horrified to learn they are a sorority. The two ask Shelby to try and keep it down for the next month until they can move and be out of their hair, but Teddy appears and tells the Radners he’s in cahoots with the sorority, meaning they’ll have more trouble keeping the buyers from pulling out.

Our Thoughts

This is as funny as can be, at some points. Definitely not for kids. The airbag antics alone are worth the ticket, but there is a serious storyline underneath it all, and make the movie good on a deeper level. There isn’t much original here, but it was a laugh out loud riot of fun. -MR

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We review, Captain America: Civil War “Loved it, but nothing new here.” -MR

Captain America: Civil War

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Captain America: Civil War
Official poster shows the Avengers team factions which led by Iron Man and Captain America, confronting each other by looking each other, with the film's slogan above them, and the film's title, credits, and release date below them.

Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by Kevin Feige
Screenplay by
Based on Captain America
by Joe Simon
Jack Kirby
Starring
Music by Henry Jackman
Cinematography Trent Opaloch
Edited by
Production
company
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release dates
Running time
147 minutes[1][2]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $250 million[3]
Box office $1.059 billion[3]

Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger and 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the thirteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast that includes Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurtand Daniel Brühl. In Captain America: Civil War, disagreement over international oversight of the Avengers fractures them into opposing factions – one led by Steve Rogers and the other by Tony Stark.

Development of Civil War began in late 2013 when Markus and McFeely began writing the screenplay, which borrows concepts from the 2006 comic book storyline Civil War. Following positive reactions to test screenings of The Winter Soldier, the Russo brothers were brought back to direct in early 2014. The film’s title was revealed in October 2014, along with Downey being added to the cast. Additional cast members joined in the following months. Principal photography began in April 2015 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, and continued in the Metro Atlanta area before concluding in Germany in August 2015.

Captain America: Civil War held its world premiere in Los Angeles on April 12, 2016, and was released in the United States on May 6, 2016. The film became a critical and commercial success, grossing over $1 billion worldwide.

Plot

In 1991 the brainwashed super-soldier James “Bucky” Barnes is dispatched from a Hydra base in Siberia to intercept an automobile carrying a case of super-soldier serum. In the present day, approximately one year after Ultron‘s defeat in the nation of Sokovia at the hands of the Avengers,[N 1] Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Sam Wilson, and Wanda Maximoff stop Brock Rumlow from stealing a biological weapon from a lab in Lagos. Rumlow blows himself up to avoid capture, and when Maximoff tries to displace the blast into the sky with telekinesis, it destroys a nearby building, killing several Wakandan humanitarian workers.

At the team’s headquarters, U.S. Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross informs them that the United Nations (UN) is preparing to pass the Sokovia Accords, which will establish a UN panel to oversee and control the Avengers. The team is divided: Tony Starksupports oversight because he feels responsible for Ultron’s creation and Sokovia’s destruction, while Rogers has more faith in his own judgment than that of the government. At a conference in Vienna where the accords are to be ratified, a bomb kills KingT’Chaka of Wakanda. Security footage indicates the bomber is Barnes, whom T’Chaka’s son, T’Challa, vows to kill. Informed bySharon Carter of Barnes’ whereabouts and the government’s intentions to kill him, Rogers goes to bring in Barnes—his childhood friend and war comrade—himself. Rogers and Wilson track Barnes to Bucharest and attempt to protect him from the authorities, but all three and T’Challa are arrested.

Helmut Zemo tracks down and kills Barnes’ old Hydra handler, stealing a book containing the trigger words that activate Barnes’ brainwashing. Infiltrating the facility where Barnes is held, Zemo recites the words to make Barnes obey him. He questions Barnes, then sends him on a rampage to cover his own escape. Rogers stops Barnes and sneaks him away. When Barnes regains his senses, he explains that Zemo is the real Vienna bomber and wanted the location of the Siberian Hydra base, where other brainwashed super-soldiers are kept in cryogenic stasis. Unwilling to wait for authorization to apprehend Zemo, Rogers and Wilson go rogue, and recruit Maximoff, Clint Barton, and Scott Lang to their cause. With Ross’s permission, Stark assembles a team composed of Romanoff, T’Challa, James Rhodes, Vision, andPeter Parker to capture the renegades. Stark’s team intercepts Rogers’ team at Leipzig/Halle Airport, where they fight until Romanoff allows Rogers and Barnes to escape. The rest of Rogers’ team is captured and detained at the Raft prison, while Rhodes is partially paralyzed after being inadvertently shot down by Vision, and Romanoff goes into self-imposed exile.

Our Thoughts

This was the typical Hero vs. Hero movie that has been plaguing the theaters as of late. Civil War is a good movie, but so very predictable that there is only one shocker, and it isn’t that Paul Rudd’s Antman made it into a group movie. (But the one surprise is about Antman.) All in all this about like Batman vs Superman, or Freddie vs. Jason, or even Predator vs. Alien. I loved it, but it is nothing new. -MR

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We review: The Jungle Book “..a must see rendition of a timeless classic.” – MR

The Jungle Book (2016 film)

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The Jungle Book
Official artwork poster of the film

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jon Favreau
Produced by
  • Jon Favreau
  • Brigham Taylor
Screenplay by Justin Marks
Based on The Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling
Starring
Music by John Debney
Cinematography Bill Pope
Edited by Mark Livolsi
Production
company
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release dates
Running time
105 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $175 million[2][3]
Box office $357.8 million[4]

The Jungle Book is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on Rudyard Kipling‘s eponymous collective works, the film is a live-action/CGIremake of Walt Disney‘s 1967 animated film of the same name.[5][6]

The Jungle Book stars and introduces Neel Sethi as Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who, guided by his animal guardians, sets out on a journey of self-discovery while evading the threatening Shere Khan. The film also features the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken.

Favreau, Marks, and producer Brigham Taylor developed the film’s story as a balance between Disney’s animated adaptation and Kipling’s original works, adapting elements from both into the film. Principal photography commenced in 2014, with filming taking place entirely in Los Angeles. The film required extensive use of computer-generated imagery to portray the animals and settings.[7] The Jungle Book was released in North America in Disney Digital 3D,RealD 3D, IMAX 3D, D-Box, as well as premium large formats, on April 15, 2016.

Plot

Mowgli is a “man cub” raised by the Indian wolf Raksha and her pack, led byAkela, ever since he was brought to them as a baby by the black panther Bagheera. Bagheera trains Mowgli to learn the ways of the wolves, but the boy faces certain challenges and falls behind his wolf siblings, and Akela berates him for using human tricks like building tools instead of learning the ways of the pack.

One day, during the dry season, the jungle animals gather to drink water that remains as part of a truce called during a droughtthat enables the jungle’s wildlife to drink without fear of being eaten by larger, more predatory beasts. The truce is disrupted, however, when a scarred Bengal tiger, Shere Khan, arrives, detecting Mowgli’s scent in the crowd. Vengeful against man for scarring him, he issues a warning that he will kill Mowgli at the end of the drought. As the wolf pack debates whether they should keep Mowgli or not, Mowgli voluntarily decides to leave the jungle for the safety of his pack. Bagheera agrees with the decision and volunteers to guide him to the nearby man village.

En route, Shere Khan ambushes them and injures Bagheera, but Mowgli manages to escape. Later, Mowgli meets Kaa, an enormous Indian python, who hypnotizes him. Kaa’s hypnosis triggers in Mowgli a vision of his father protecting him from Shere Khan and being killed as a result. The vision also warns of the destructive power of the “red flower“. Kaa then attempts to devour Mowgli, but he is rescued by a sloth bear named Baloo. Together, they form a close bond after realizing their teamwork allows them to get things easily, and Mowgli agrees to stay with Baloo until the winter season arrives. Meanwhile, Shere Khan confronts the wolf pack, but upon learning Mowgli had left the jungle, he kills Akela and takes over the pack to lure Mowgli out.

Cast

Voice cast

Our Thoughts

This is top notch entertainment. The animals and effects were as realistic as one could imagine them to be. Frightening, and thrilling, and safe for the whole family, save for a few intense scenes. This is a must see rendition of a timeless classic. – MR

 


We review: Deadpool IMAX version “A bad ass rebel superhero that is funny as hell.” – MR

Deadpool

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Deadpool
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Tim Miller
Produced by
Screenplay by
Based on Deadpool
by Fabian Nicieza
Rob Liefeld
Starring
Music by Tom Holkenborg[1]
Cinematography Ken Seng
Edited by Julian Clarke
Production
companies
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • February 8, 2016(Le Grand Rex)
  • February 12, 2016(United States)
Running time
108 minutes[2]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $58 million[3][4]
Box office $12.5 million[5]

Deadpool is a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is the eighth installment in the X-Men film series. The film is directed by Tim Miller, with a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić, and Leslie Uggams. The film follows Wade Wilson who, after being subjected to an experiment that leaves him with new abilities, hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

In February 2004, development for the film began with New Line Cinema. However, in March 2005, New Line Cinema put the film in turnaround and 20th Century Fox became interested. In May 2009, 20th Century Fox lent the film to writers, and in April 2011, Miller was hired to direct. Principal photography commenced in Vancouver, Canada, in March 2015 and ended in May.

Deadpool premiered in Paris on February 8, 2016, and is scheduled for release on February 12, 2016 in North America in IMAXand premium large formats.

Cast

A mercenary who was subjected to an experimental regenerative mutation to cure his cancer, which gives him accelerated healing superpowers. This however comes with the cost of severely bad scarring, and slight insanity. Reynolds said that this version of Deadpool would be more “authentic” than the one that appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and would be more similar to the comic book character.[6][7]
A mutant with enhanced strength and an inability to feel pain, who is a weapons expert. He is also member of the Weapon X program that was responsible for the experiment for which Wade volunteered.[10]
A mutant member of the X-Men, with the ability to transform his entire body into organic steel, and possesses super-strength while in that form. The role was originally offered to Daniel Cudmore, who had played the character in X2, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past, but he declined.[15][16][17] Instead, Andre Tricoteuxportrayed the character through motion capture, while Kapičić provides the voice.[16][17]
  • Leslie Uggams as Blind Al: An elderly blind woman and Deadpool’s roommate.[18]
  • Jed Rees as The Recruiter: The Weapon X recruiter that enlists Wade into the program in hopes to cure his cancer.

Plot

Wade Wilson is a mercenary who spends his time in New York City protecting teenage girls from would-be stalkers. He meets escort Vanessa Carlysle and they become romantically attached for nearly a year when he suddenly collapses one night and is diagnosed with multiple organ cancer. He reluctantly leaves Vanessa to undergo an experiment to cure his cancer, only to be injected with a special serum by Francis Freeman and tortured for days by Angel Dust. When Wade is strapped into an airtight chamber, the drop in oxygen triggers a healing factor that removes his cancer, but severely disfigures his face and skin in the process. He escapes from the secret laboratory, but as he cannot come to terms with his complexion, he keeps himself away from Vanessa. Wade moves into the home of an elderly blind woman named Al, and with the advice of his best friend Weasel, he becomes a masked vigilante named “Deadpool”.

Following a string of leads from various syndicates, Deadpool attacks a convoy of cars on an expressway before getting his hands on Francis, demanding for a cure to his disfigurement. The confrontation is suddenly interrupted by the X-MenColossus Negasonicand Teenage Warhead, who want him to join the team. Their intervention enables Francis to run off, and when Colossus handcuffs himself to Deadpool on their way back to the X-Mansion, Deadpool cuts off his own hand and escapes back to his home.

The next night, Weasel convinces Deadpool to go back to Vanessa, but when they arrive at the strip club she works at, Deadpool discovers that she has been kidnapped, and Francis and Angel Dust tell him to meet up with them on a decommissioned aircraft carrier at a scrapyard. Deadpool convinces Colossus and Negasonic to help him, and the trio take a cab to the scrapyard, where Colossus and Negasonic have a grueling battle with Angel Dust while Deadpool slashes through an army of goons on his way toward Francis.

 

Our Thoughts

I went into this movie, not knowing anything about the character, Deadpool. I am glad we chose this flick. This was a great spoofy, but credible-in-its-own-right superhero film.  Ryan Reynolds, and his character’s dry wit, even mocking himself, Wolverine, and the whole X-Men franchise, as well as the serious scenes, and action was amazing. The effects and acrobatic stunts in this film are done very well, considering the budget constraints. I didn’t see Reynolds making a viable superhero, but he has brought to life one of the funniest, most defiant, mold breakers of the genre. I simply loved this movie. 5 stars and Highly Recommended, Deadpool is a bad ass rebel superhero that is funny as hell. – MR

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We Review: Labyrinth “This movie was a huge influence” – MR #DavidBowie

Labyrinth (film)

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Labyrinth
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jim Henson
Produced by Eric Rattray
Screenplay by Terry Jones
Story by Dennis Lee
Starring
Music by Trevor Jones
Cinematography Alex Thomson
Edited by John Grover
Production
company
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release dates
  • June 27, 1986(United States)
Running time
102 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $27.68 million
Box office $11.6 million

Labyrinth is a 1986 American adventurefantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas, and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The film stars David Bowie as Jareth and Jennifer Connelly as Sarah. The plot revolves around 15-year-old Sarah’s quest to reach the center of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby, who has been kidnapped by Jareth, the Goblin King. With the exception of Bowie and Connelly, most of the significant characters in the film are played by puppets produced by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

Labyrinth started as a collaboration between Jim Henson and Brian Froud, with ideas for the film first being discussed between them following a screening of their previous collaboration, The Dark Crystal. Terry Jones of Monty Python wrote the first draft of the film’s script early in 1984, drawing on Brian Froud’s sketches for inspiration. Various other script-writers, including Laura Phillips (who had previously written several episodes of Fraggle Rock), George Lucas, Dennis Lee, and Elaine May, subsequently re-wrote and made additions to the screenplay, although Jones received the film’s sole screen-writing credit. Labyrinth was shot on location in Upper Nyack, Piermont and Haverstraw in New York, and at Elstree Studios and West Wycombe Park in the United Kingdom.

The New York Times reported that Labyrinth had a budget of $25 million. Labyrinth was a box office disappointment and only grossed $12,729,917 during its U.S theatrical run. The commercial failure of the film demoralized Henson to the extent that his sonBrian remembered the time of the film’s release as one of the most difficult periods of his father’s career. It would be the last feature film directed by Henson before his death in 1990.[2]

Although it was met with a mixed critical response upon its original release in 1986, Labyrinth has since gained a cult following. A four-volume mangasequel to the film, Return to Labyrinth, was published by Tokyopop between 2006-10. In 2012, Archaia Studios Press announced they were developing a graphic novel prequel to the film.

Plot

Fifteen-year-old Sarah Williams rehearses a play in the park and becomes distracted by a line she is unable to remember while being watched by a barn owl. Realizing she is late to babysit her infant half-brother Toby, she rushes home and is confronted by her stepmother before she and her father leave for dinner. Sarah realizes that her brother is in possession of her treasured teddy bear Lancelot. Frustrated by this and his constant crying, Sarah inadvertently wishes Toby away by the Goblin King Jareth. He refuses to return the baby, but gives Sarah 13 hours to solve his Labyrinth to find him before Toby is turned into a goblin. Sarah meets the dwarvish Hoggle, who aids her in entering the Labyrinth, but a talking worm inadvertently sends her the wrong way.

After failing to solve a riddle, Sarah ends up in an oubliette where she reunites with Hoggle. After they confront Jareth and escape one of his traps, the two encounter a large beast named Ludo. Hoggle flees while Sarah befriends Ludo. After another riddle, she loses him in a forest. Hoggle encounters Jareth, who gives him a peach and instructs him to give it to Sarah, calling his loyalty into question as he was supposed to lead her out of the maze. Sarah is assaulted by a group of creatures with detachable body parts who try to remove her head, but Hoggle rescues her. She kisses him and Jareth magically sends them to the Bog of Eternal Stench as punishment where they reunite with Ludo. Sarah, Hoggle, and Ludo meet the guard of a bridge out of the swamp named Sir Didymus, an anthropomorphic fox and his Old English Sheepdog steed named Ambrosious. After Ludo saves Sarah from falling into the swamp, Didymus joins the group. After the group gets hungry, Hoggle gives Sarah the peach and runs away as it begins to erase her memories. She has a hallucination where Jareth comes to her, proclaiming his love for her, but she resists and escapes, falling into a junk yard. After an old hag called the Junk Lady fails to brainwash her and her memory is jogged, she is rescued by the others and they are right outside the Goblin City where Jareth’s castle is. As they are confronted by the guard at the gate, Hoggle comes to the rescue. Despite his feeling unworthy of forgiveness, Sarah and the others welcome him back and they enter the city together.

Jareth is alerted to their presence and sends his goblin army to stop them, but Ludo’s powers to summon rocks helps to turn the tide of the comical battle and they enter the castle. Sarah insists she must face Jareth alone and promises to call the others if they are needed. In a room modeled after an M.C. Escher staircase, she confronts Jareth while trying to retrieve Toby. She tries to recite the line from her play, that has told her adventure to that point, but can’t remember the last line. As Jareth begs her to obey him and he will love her, she remembers the line “You have no power over me!” Defeated at the last second, Jareth returns Sarah and Toby to the real world safely.

Realizing how important Toby is to her, she gives him Lancelot and returns to her room. While there, she sees her friends in the mirror and realizes even though she is growing up, she still needs them in her life. In an instant, all of the major characters from the Labyrinth appear in her room for a raucous celebration while Jareth’s owl form watches from outside and then flies away into the night.

Cast

  • Jennifer Connelly as Sarah Williams, a 15-year-old girl who journeys through the Labyrinth to find her baby brother.
  • David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King, the ruler of the Goblins. He brings Toby to his Labyrinth on Sarah’s wish, falls in love with her, and offers to make her his consort.
  • Toby Froud as Toby Williams. Sarah’s baby half-brother.
  • Christopher Malcolm as Robert, Sarah’s father.
  • Shelley Thompson as Irene, Sarah’s stepmother.
  • Natalie Finland as the Labyrinth Fairies, a bunch of deceitful barefoot fairies that reside in the Labyrinth.

Voices

  • Brian Henson as the voice of Hoggle, a dwarf in Jareth’s employ who befriends Sarah.
  • Artist Ron Mueck as the voice of Ludo, a kind-hearted beast.
  • David Shaughnessy as the voice of Sir Didymus, a brave fox knight.
    • David Shaughnessy also voices The Wiseman’s Bird Hat, a bird-headed hat worn by the Wiseman.
  • Percy Edwards as the voice of Ambrosius, an Old English Sheepdog.
  • Timothy Bateson as the voice of The Worm
  • Michael Hordern as the voice of The Wiseman, an aged human-like individual.
  • Denise Bryer as the voice of The Junk Lady, a hag inhabitant of Junk City
  • David Healy as the voice of the Right Door Knocker, a component of the door that is between the hedgemaze and the forest.
  • Robert Beatty as the voice of the Left Door Knocker, a component of the door that is between the hedgemaze and the forest.
  • Kevin Clash as the voice of Firey #1, the apparent leader of the Fireys.
  • Charles Augins as the voice of Firey #2, the first of the Fireys to have their head removed.
  • Danny John-Jules as the voice of Firey #3, the only Firey with a moustache.
    • Danny John-Jules also voices Firey #4
  • Richard Bodkin as the voice of Firey #5, the first Firey to make his head jump up and down.

Four Guards voiced by Anthony Jackson, Douglas Blackwell, David Shaughnessy, and Timothy Bateson

Goblins voiced by Michael Attwell, Sean Barrett, Timothy Bateson, Douglas Blackwell, John Bluthal, Brian Henson, Anthony Jackson, Peter Marinker, Ron Mueck, Kerry Shale, and David Shaughnessy.

Puppeteers

  • Shari Weiser as Hoggle (in-suit performer)
  • Brian Henson as Hoggle (face performance)
  • Ron Mueck and Rob Mills as Ludo
  • Dave Goelz and David Barclay as Sir Didymus
  • Steve Whitmire and Kevin Clash as Ambrosius
  • Karen Prell as The Worm
  • Frank Oz as The Wiseman
  • Dave Goelz as The Wiseman’s Bird Hat
  • Karen Prell as The Junk Lady
  • Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash, Anthony Asbury, and Dave Goelz as The Four Guards
  • Kevin Clash, David Barclay, and Toby Philpott as Firey #1
  • Karen Prell, Ron Mueck, and Ian Thom as Firey #2
  • Dave Goelz, Rob Mills, and Sherry Ammott as Firey #3
  • Steve Whitmire, Cheryl Henson, and Kevin Bradshaw as Firey 4
  • Anthony Asbury, Alistair Fullarton, and Rollie Krewson as Firey 5
  • Anthony Asbury as Right Door Knocker
  • Dave Goelz as Left Door Knocker

Juggler Michael Moschen performed Jareth’s elaborate crystal-ball contact juggling manipulations.[3]

Goblin Corps performed by Marc Antona, Kenny Baker, Michael Henbury Ballan, Danny Blackner, Peter Burroughs, Toby Clark, Tessa Crockett, Warwick Davis, Malcolm Dixon, Anthony Georghiou, Paul Grant, Andrew Herd, Richard Jones, John Key, Mark Lisle, Peter Mandell, Jack Purvis, Katie Purvis, Nicholas Read, Linda Spriggs, Penny Stead, and Albert Wilkinson.

Goblins performed by Don Austen, Michael Bayliss, Martin Bridle, Fiona Beynor Brown, Simon Buckley, David Bulbeck, Sue Dacre, Geoff Felix, Trevor Freeborn, Christine Glanville, David Greenaway, Brian Henson, Jim Henson, Brian James, Jan King, Ronnie Le Drew, Terry Lee, Christopher Leith, Kathryn Mullen, Angie Passmore, Michael Petersen, Nigel Plaskitt, Judy Preece, Michael Quinn, Gillie Robic, David Rudman, David Showler, Robin Stevens, Ian Tregonning, Mary Turner, Robert Tygner, Mak Wilson, andFrancis Wright.

Our thoughts:

Of course we are reviewing this movie in tribute to David Bowie, who died yesterday, and will be sorely missed. In my time, this movie was imagination incarnate. I still try to do the rolling orb-in-the-hand-thing juggler, Michael Moschen does in this film. The plot and puppets are amazing and this truly is a work of art in a class all its own. I was deeply influenced by this movie, and I will always be a David Bowie fan. Fly high Rocket Man. – MR

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