Penny Dreadful: Season Three

Review by CJ

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Director:
Damon Thomas, Toa Fraser, Paco Cabezas

Writer:
John Logan, Andrew Hinderaker, Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Starring:
Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Christian Camargo, Wes Studi

Other notable appearances:
Sarah Greene, Patti LuPone, Shazad Latif, Samuel Barnett, Perdita Weeks, Jessica Barden

Running time:
44-60 minutes

Number of episodes:
9

 

After their final encounter with the witches last season, this season — the last in the series — sees Vanessa Ives’ (Green) band of misfits scattered. Sir Malcolm Murray (Dalton) travels to Africa to return Sambene’s body to his homeland. Ethan Chandler (Hartnett) returns to America to face the consequences of the as yet unmentioned actions he made there. Lily Frankenstein (Piper) and Dorian Gray (Carney) plan world domination. Victor Frankenstein (Treadaway) nurses his broken heart with the help of an old friend (Latif). When darkness once again descends on Vanessa in London, will her friends be able to help her or will she succumb to the night?

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Ghostbusters (2016)

Review by CJ

Ghostbusters 2016

Director:
Paul Feig

Starring:
Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Neil Casey

Other notable appearances:
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver, Andy Garcia, Ozzy Osbourne, Charles Dance, Ed Begley Jr

Running time:
1 hour 56 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Ghostbusters (1984), Bridesmaids

 

After an encounter with an angry ghost gives them proof of the afterlife, Abby (McCarthy), Holtzmann (McKinnon) and Erin (Wiig) team up to catch and contain ghosts. Along the way they are joined by ditzy receptionist Kevin (Hemsworth) and new recruit Patty (Jones).

When the city is threatened by a madman set on breaking the barrier between our world and the spirit world, who you gonna call?

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The Conjuring 2 (2016)

Review by CJ

The Conjuring 2

Director:
James Wan

Starring:
Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Madison Wolfe, Frances O’Connor, Simon McBurney

Other notable appearances:
Bob Adrian, Bonnie Aarons

Running time:
134 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Conjuring, Annabelle, Sinister

Six years after the events of The Conjuring Ed (Wilson) and Lorraine (Farmiga) Warren travel to England to investigate a haunting and possession in Enfield. This film is based on the true accounts of real life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.

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Disney On Ice: Magical Ice Festival

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Magical Ice Festival

Starring:
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Princess Ariel, Prince Eric, Ursula, Sebastian, Flounder, Princess Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Maximus, Mother Gothel, Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs Potts, Chip, Gaston, LeFou, Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Kristoff, Sven, Prince Hans

Venue:
Rod Laver Arena

Running time:
123 minutes (including 15 minute interval)

 

Disney On Ice: Magical Ice Festival features modified tellings of The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast and Frozen. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck appear between sets to introduce and wrap up each of the main features.

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Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)

Review by CJ

Warcraft The Beginning

Director:
Duncan Jones

Starring:
Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Schnetzer, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Daniel Wu

Other notable appearances:
Robert Kazinsky, Clancy Brown, Anna Galvin, Callum Keith Rennie, Burkely Duffield, Ruth Negga

Running time:
123 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
World of Warcraft (video game), Maleficent, Lord of the Rings

When Gul’dan (Wu) uses fel magic to bring an orc horde to Azeroth, it is up to humans King Llane Wrynn (Cooper), Anduin Lothar (Fimmel), Medivh (Foster) and Khadgar (Schnetzer) to stop Gul’dan from using humans to power the fel. Along the way they acquire some unlikely allies, but will this alliance be enough to stop the horde?

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