SPIDERMAN: NO WAY TO HOME 148 minutes
(12A) 148 minutes
ONLY imagine a universe where there are multiple versions of everyone.
Somewhere in the infinite universe, you’ll find a charismatic Labor leader, a married Katie Price behind bars, and an uncompromising James Corden.
Tom Holland’s third Spider-Man movie takes the concept of the multiverse, first explored in the animated feature Into The Spider-Verse, and leaps forward with it.
At the end of the previous season, Peter Parker was dropped from the role of Spider-Man, which caused the season to have a lot of headaches.
The vigilante asks his old friend, Dr Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, to mess up the cosmic timeline so that no one remembers the face behind the mask.
The terrible consequence of this rash act is that a series of baddies from other universes are invited to his version of New York.
If you don’t follow this, don’t worry. I also struggled at times with the complicated plot that sometimes threatened to explode under the weight of its ambitions.
The two-and-a-half-hour film is a bit slow as Parker grapples with cosmic decisions like whether to help “misunderstood” bad guys.
Luckily, No Way Home is a blockbuster that offsets any morale with big humours.
The jokes, for which you might need to see other movies, made me laugh out loud.
There’s also the chemistry between Holland and Zendaya, who plays the plain-spoken lover MJ.
You’ll also discover an all-star cast that’s a lot of fun.
That includes Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin, the excellent Alfred Molina as the Octopus Doctor, and Jamie Foxx returning as Electro.
There are also plenty of audience-pleasing surprises that I wouldn’t have mentioned without spoiling the film.
Whatever universe you’re from, Spider-Man is a comic book adventure that seems to find countless ways to reinvent itself and keep us entertained.
(15) 121 minutes
NO because Chucky has a scary doll like in director Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut.
This is the story of Leda (Olivia Colman), a scholar who takes a solo vacation in Greece.
She found a good spot on a secluded beach and settled down. But before long, her peace is disturbed by a bad American family, who occupy the quiet with vulgar speedboats and bad behavior.
One of the calmer members of this gang is Nina (Dakota Johnson), whose doll’s beloved young daughter is missing.
A frantic search quickly turns eerie and eerie. The film slowly reveals who Leda is by portraying her as a young mother (played by Jessie Buckley) who feels suffocated by having to juggle her two children, her husband, and her studies.
Buckley plays the young Leda significantly, mirroring Colman’s mannerisms and speech. All three female leads are ravishingly beautiful, Johnson is cunning and careless, and Colman is both pitiful and cunning.
There’s a lot to go into this layered story and the characters aren’t usually easy to like, but it’s so vivid and intricate that you can’t take your eyes off it.
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(15) 104 minutes
Directed by George Clooney, this sepia-tinted coming-of-age film is calm and without suspense – but not without fun.
It is adapted from the 2005 memoir of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer JR Moehringer, played here by Daniel Ranieri growing up on Long Island, New York in the 1970s, and then as an adult by Tye Sheridan.
His radio DJ dad is absent and alcoholic and his uncle Charlie (Ben Affleck) will have to provide a male role model.
From Charlie’s bar The Dickens, young JR is encouraged to read books, apply to Yale, and pursue his dream of becoming a writer.
Upon becoming a man, JR wins his Ivy League scholarship, gets his heart broken by Sidney (Brianna Middleton), lands a job at the New York Times in an attempt to win her back, and slowly finds out his way.
The pacing is always slow, sometimes leaning towards the lackluster, nothing bad happens and there’s very little drama in this light-hearted story.
But its journey will resonate with many, as the nostalgic dial is turned high – and the performances and soundtracks of the 1970s are sublime.
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