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THE L.A. VIEWS

Thoughts & Essays on Film

Review: Suicide Squad (2016)

[Contains Spoilers]

Release Date: August 5th 2016

Certificate: R (US), 15 (UK)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Superhero

Director: David Ayer

Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto… Full Cast List

Country: US

Synopsis: A secret government agency recruits a group of imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency, which inevitably leads to chaos. (IMDb)

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil – Season 2 (2016)

[Contains Spoilers]

Release Date: March 18th 2016

Certificate: TV-MA (US), 18 (UK)

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Created By: Drew Goddard

Channel: Netflix

Starring: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Rosario Dawson, Jon Bernthal… Full Cast List

Synopsis: Matt Murdock and friends return facing the aftermath of Wilson Fisk’s demise. With new enemies and friends from the past, Daredevil gets pushed to his limits.

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil – Season 1 (2015)

[Contains Spoilers]

Release Date: April 10th 2015

Certificate: TV-MA (US), 18 (UK)

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Created By: Drew Goddard

Channel: Netflix

Starring: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio… Full Cast List

Synopsis: As a child Matt Murdock was blinded by a chemical spill in a freak accident. Instead of limiting him it gave him superhuman senses that enabled him to see the world in a unique and powerful way. Now he uses these powers to deliver justice, not only as a lawyer in his own law firm, but also as vigilante at night, stalking the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil, the man without fear. (IMDb)

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TV Review: Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Season 1 (2015)

[Contains Mild Spoilers]

 

Release Date: November 20th 2015

Certificate: TV-MA (US), 15 (UK)

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Created By: Melissa Rosenberg

Channel: Netflix

Starring: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, David Tennant, Eka Darville, Carrie-Anne Moss, Mike Colter… Full Cast List

Synopsis: Ever since her short-lived stint as a superhero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic private detective in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need… especially if they’re willing to cut her a check. (IMDb)

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10 SNL Sketches To Brighten Your Day

With the return of season 41 fast approaching, I thought I would share 10 of my favourite sketches that I guarantee will brighten your day. Before you say anything, I know most of these are just the cast members breaking but you know those ones are the funniest. Come on, don’t lie to yourself.

I’m not saying that these are necessarily the best sketches, but they will make you chuckle, guaranteed.

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Review: Sisters (2015)

[Contains Spoilers]

Release Date: December 12th 2015 (UK), December 18th (USA)

Certificate: R (US), 15 (UK)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Jason Moore

Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph

Country: US

Synopsis: Two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home. (IMDb)

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5 Festive Classics to Watch This Christmas

The festive season is upon us once again. If you are like me and feeling at all christmassy, maybe these festive films can help! Happy Holidays!

1. Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone has always been a festive favourite of mine ever since I was young, it’s timeless! It fulfills a dream we all had when we were young of being able to do whatever you want without parents saying you can’t. Despite the fun but outlandish idea of an 8 year old taking on and defeating two middle-aged burglars, Home Alone is about a mother’s love for her son and the lengths she will go to be reunited with him, you will shed a tear by the end. You will I’m telling you.

Fun for the entire family, watch Home Alone this Christmas and while you’re at it give Home Alone 2: Lost in New York a go, it’s just as good!

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Review: Carol (2015)

[Contains Spoilers]

Release Date: November 20th 2015 (USA), November 27th 2015 (UK)

Certificate: R (US), 15 (UK)

Genre: Drama, Romance

Director: Todd Haynes

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

Country: UK/US

Synopsis: In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman. (IMDb)

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Review: Goodnight Mommy (2015)

[Contains Spoilers]

Release Date: January 8th 2015 (Austria), September 11th 2015

Certificate: R (US), 15 (UK)

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Director: Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala

Starring: Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz

Country: Austria

Synopsis: Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don’t recognize. (IMDb)

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