Parents can be such BLOCKERS

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With teens out to have fun and parents out to stop it, Blockers has the makings of a classic comedy movie. Its Prom night and three parents are determined to stop their daughters getting wrapped up in the festivities and having sex.

Blockers has laugh-out-loud moments, heart and a lot of John Cena; a winning combination that makes it an instant classic of the coming of age comedy genre.

Julie, played by Kathryn Newton, Kayla, played by Geraldine Viswanathan and Sam, played by Gideon Adlon have been best friends since they started school and are about to go to prom, their last big night together before heading off to college. Somewhere in the planning stages they decide to make a pact to lose their virginities with their respective dates, but when Julie leaves her laptop open, their parents find out what they’re planning and decide to do everything in their power to make sure they don’t see it through.

What happens next is a stream of hilarious set pieces with Mann, Cena and Barinholtz a dream team with exceptional comic timing… Read more from this RTE review

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Pacific Rim Uprising – The Battle of the Giants!

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After a few years of will-they-won’t-they Pacific Rim Uprising is finally on its way to the big screen. A sequel to what many critics deemed a flop, Pacific Rim Uprising sees Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunited with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

Stories of larger-than-life humans battling colossal creatures are far from new, but Pacific Rim plays with the formula by maintaining subtle similarities between the extradimensional Kaiju and the humans’ mechanized Jaegers. “To fight monsters, we created monsters of our own,” the washed-up Jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) explains in the film’s opening. Rather than being mindless destroyers, the Kaiju are ultimately revealed to be the products of strikingly deliberate alien engineering — they walk on two legs and possess vaguely anthropomorphic bodies, and their mission is not merely to annihilate, but to facilitate the processes of colonization and resource harvesting across countless worlds… read more from filmschoolrejects.com

Alicia in action as Laura Croft in Tomb Raider

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Excited as we are to see the latest in the Tomb Raider movies hit the big screen, Alicia Vikander who plays Laura Croft told the BBC The One Show that the movie does not feature enough women.

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer.

In this edition, Alicia Vikander, flashing her washboard abs takes over the mantle of Lara Croft from Angelina Jolie. And unlike Angelina’s Lara, this one is more vulnerable, kind and compassionate, minus guns and superhuman abilities. She establishes herself as a proficient cyclist, kick-boxer, archer and at the apt moment even displays cold-blooded killer instincts.

Seven years after the disappearance of her father Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West), Lara leads a reckless and carefree life, working as a courier girl. She is cash-strapped, yet she refuses to accept her vast inheritance as this would mean accepting the fact that her missing father is dead… Read more from The Day After magazine

Lady Bird… the teenager we can all relate to!

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Christine “Lady Bird” MacPherson is a high school senior from the “wrong side of the tracks.” She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. Lady Bird follows the title character’s senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college.

The movie everyone’s talking about – Lady Bird. Greta Gerwig’s cool and confident directorial debut is brilliant. Saorise Ronan is amazing in the lead role of Lady Bird. This coming-of-age movie captures the sugared joys and sensational adversities of adolescence more than most pop songs ever could.

Warm, funny and, occasionally, heartbreaking, it’s everything you could possibly hope for from a film about growing up. The teenagers talk like real teenagers. The pre-Twitter setting is perfect. The pretentious prat (Kyle) gets called out for being a pretentious prat. Gerwig’s delightful offering is the genuine article… read more from this Independent review