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"The Last Dance" series - The Legacy of Michael Jordan
I'm a guy from northern England in his mid-30's with no particular sporting ability. I've never been to an NBA game and I've been bored by the few English professional basketball games I have seen. But I've also been gripped by the recent Netflix/ESPN series "The Last Dance" and I now realise that somehow, in a very small way, I'm actually part of Michael Jordan's incredible legacy.
Aaron Sorkin moves to the next level as a writer/director with "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
"The Trial of the Chicago 7" is written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and anyone who knows me will tell you that I am a huge fan of his. I've watched almost every single TV programme and movie he's ever created, although for some reason I've never been drawn to "Charlie Wilsons War" and I only discovered "Malice" (Sorkin's second movie script from 1993) when researching for this review.
Review - Hamilton on Disney +
Oh my word! This is the most excited I've been for a film release since the midnight showing of "Avengers: Endgame" last year in my local IMAX. I'm a massive fan of the stage musical, to the point where I've seen it twice in London's West End and once on Broadway - after waiting over 8 hours outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre in the cancellation queue. The favourite cast I've seen to date is the first run from London, but I've always wished I could have seen the original from Broadway with writer and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda starring as the lead; and now I can.
Review - Frozen 2
After it's early release in the US, "Frozen 2" has just arrived for home streaming via Disney + worldwide, so I thought now was a good time to take a look at the movie that had the unenviable task of following the highest grossing animation film of all time.
Review - Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga
I was really looking forward to this and to a certain degree, I think I needed it. My family and I have been really fortunate in a lot of ways over the last few months, but after Brexit, another general election, COVID-19, lockdown and the (essential) aftermath of the recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, my soul really needed a fresh, silly, Will Ferrell comedy as a break for ninety minutes.
Film Review - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
We all knew that when they rebooted "Jurassic Park" with "Jurassic World" in 2015, it was never going to be for a one-off. It was always going to be a new franchise with at least a trilogy of films, they just needed that first one to be a relative success. Well, it proved to be a monster hit with a worldwide gross of over $1.6bn; that's Marvel Avenger's money!
Disney Plus' Hidden "National Treasure"
Disney + is brilliant and a stroke of genius commercially. You've got Disney super-fans who will eat up anything and everything from the Mickey Mouse House; you've got Star Wars fans who were desperate to see "The Mandalorian" and binge all related series and content; you've got Marvel fans, young and old, who are frothing at the mouth for the new MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) limited series'; you've got parents who need clean, trusted films & TV programmes for their kids of all ages; and then you've got everyone else who has some great, nostalgic connection with at least one of the films or shows in their library.
Film Review - Snowpiercer
With Netflix due to release their new blockbuster mini-series "Snowpiercer" this Monday (25/03/20), I thought that I'd take a look at the 2013 movie on which it's based and see what all the fuss is about.