Movie Review - November 2018

by BTM

Tue, 30 October 2018

Movie Review - November 2018

Rating: *****

Directed By: David Gordon Green
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle

The Plot
After 40 years in a mental asylum, silent killer Michael Myers breaks loose and returns to Haddonfield, butcher knife at the ready. This time, however, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) — the sole survivor of his previous Halloween-night massacre — is ready for him, determined no longer to be a victim.

Worth Watching?
Halloween launched a hugely popular slasher franchise and, while many of the sequels had their moments, none could ever live up to the ghoulish heights of the 1978 original…until now. This is Curtis’ film through and through, and the actress easily slips back into one of her most iconic roles. She excels at handling Laurie’s tough but somewhat damaged state. She can take care of herself, and then some, but she still bears the scars — emotional and physical — of that long-ago Halloween night.
Making great use of shadows, featuring a heavy dollop of unexpected humour throughout, and relying greatly on subverting expectations, the long-awaited showdown between Michael and Laurie is worth the wait. This time, the roles are reversed, bringing things full circle. Laurie Strode is no longer the prey. The hunted is now the hunter.

Creed II

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).  But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his band mates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.