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(film review) - Black Nativity

So, I only saw this film because my friend told me about it. I might have seen the poster for it or something somewhere about it but had I not arranged to meet up with my friend who I haven't seen for a long time who suggested to see it, I would have not known about this film. It just didn't flag up on my radar nor was I really interested in it. But myself being myself, I thought I'd give this film a gander. The film is about a young single mother Naima (Jennifer Hudson) who is dealing with difficult times and trying to raise her child at the same time. With news  that she will only have a matter of days left before she is evicted, she decides to send her teenage son, Langston (Jacob Latimore) to his estranged grandparents while she tries to deal with her problems. Reverend Cornell Cobb (Forest Whittaker) and his wife Aretha Cobbs (Angela Bassett) take this young man in and try to steer his life in a positive way while he is with them, but whilst being away from his mothe

(film review) - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

So, it has been a year since I last did a review on  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and it has come around again in which the sequel has just come out and I have seen it and it is absolutely great. Just so you know from the get go, I liked the first hobbit film a great deal. One thing I didn't mention in my review was, although the film was beautiful and was at a steady pace, I did feel at a certain point that this film was dragging a little or possibly I was expecting a little bit more than just a steady pace. It might have been when my mind clock/stopwatch alerted me to the fact that this film has gone past the 2 hour mark, in which I'm sure this happens with a lot of people. But for the sequel in the Hobbit Trilogy, my clock/stopwatch may have done a single beep rather than alarm bells ringing for 5mins. The film starts with Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) in a Bar and gets approached by Gandelf the Grey (Ian McKellen). They have a conversation which then t

(film review) - Carrie

This might be one of my shortest reviews. Not because the film was wack, but more to do with seeing this film for the first time without no previous film to go from. Even taking this film on it's own merit, there is not a lot to talk about. As mentioned in wiki, the definition of a Reboot is as follows " In  serial fiction , to  reboot  means to discard all  continuity  in an established series in order to recreate its characters, timeline and backstory from the beginning ". With that said, in film and in hollywood, reboots are done because THEY are running out of ideas (well this is what I think). However, for the most part, reboots were done to revitalise a franchise and as we advance into the future with technologies changing daily, we can retell a story much better than how it was previously done before (sometimes). Nowadays, it is all about money, it would seem. Contracts and competition. An example of this would be, the new Spider-Man franchise. To be honest,

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