Morgan Freeman

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The Minute You Wake Up Dead review – shonky mystery lets the cat out of the bag
Noirish tale of small American town, whose upstanding citizens turn out to be homicidal maniacs, features acting as feeble as the plot

Cath Clarke

02, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Struck dumb: why ‘the voice of God’ got booted out of documentaries
Once, no serious documentary could be without its authoritative voiceover in perfect English. But film-makers are now rejecting the whole idea. Are social media and post-truth politics to blame?

Barbara Speed

13, Jul, 2022 @10:47 AM

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves at 30: a joyless hit that should stay in the 90s
Kevin Costner made for a charmless and embarrassingly miscast local legend in a dark and chaotic mess that audiences in 1991 adored

Scott Tobias

14, Jun, 2021 @6:34 AM

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Vanquish review – Ruby Rose slugs it out on a motorbike
Rose has the poise to carry this action movie about an alpha mama collecting money from narcotics nasties, but it’s cartoonish

Phil Hoad

30, May, 2021 @7:56 AM

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Solos review – a dystopian dud even Anne Hathaway can’t rescue
Despite its A-list cast – including Hathaway, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman – Amazon’s Black Mirror-inspired anthology is stodgy, cheesy and woefully underdeveloped

Jack Seale

21, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Eye for an Eye review – Travolta goes sleuthing in Texas
Hardboiled private eye John Travolta tussles with corrupt casino owner Morgan Freeman in a thriller whose biggest mystery is its plot

Cath Clarke

02, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Pitt! Aniston! Roberts! Freeman! Was this the starriest Zoom ever?
A live-reading of 80s teen comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High brought together an array of big names with a surprising standout

Charles Bramesco

18, Sep, 2020 @3:50 PM

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I've never seen … The Shawshank Redemption
This enduring, much-loved classic about wrongful incarceration and dreams of liberation is an unlikely but irresistible joy in the lockdown era

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Apr, 2020 @4:27 PM

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Angel Has Fallen review – on the run from the Russians
Gerard Butler’s Secret Service agent is framed by Moscow in the tasteless third film in the franchise

Simran Hans

25, Aug, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Angel Has Fallen review – Gerard Butler's pyrotechnics fizzle out
In the latest overblown instalment of the Fallen franchise, Butler’s beleaguered secret service agent goes on the run, seeking out unintelligible dad Nick Nolte

Mike McCahill

21, Aug, 2019 @9:46 AM

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms review – the Disney princess story respun
This retelling of the Christmas classic is a vision of kitsch Victoriana

Wendy Ide

04, Nov, 2018 @8:00 AM

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms review – a festival of winter schmaltz
Disney’s newly independent princesses haven’t lost their taste for glitzy frocks just yet – but Helen Mirren leads a diverse cast revelling in a sense of syrupy fun

Cath Clarke

01, Nov, 2018 @1:00 AM

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