Mini Film Reviews Volume 44

PAW Patrol: The Movie

Ryder and the pups are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos. I know what people thinking and I’m a keen dog lover so I thought I going to love this animation film, I was totally wrong as there isn’t much of a story as it feel like an extending one-off TV programme. The vocal talent is nothing special and it not really as funny as it supposed to be, unfortunately it doesn’t really work whatsoever.

Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

The young apprentice of a magical, eccentric toy store owner learns to believe in herself, and in her friends, upon learning some grave news about the future. Too be honest with you I really like the story and it is well casted, it doesn’t quite deliver that magical element and you needed the toy owner to be eccentric and I feel Dustin Hoffman isn’t right for that part. It also can’t decided which age range it aimed at, despite that it is well intentioned and a well-meaning film.

Shock And Awe

A group of journalists of the Knight – Ridder news service covering George W. Bush’s planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are sceptical of the president’s claim that Saddam Hussain has weapons of mass destruction. A good premise with an all star cast as this being based on a true story which meant to be moving. It is too uneven and it not as gripping or exciting and it doesn’t moved you whatsoever, Rob Reiner normally do comedy drama type of film and this film is certainly out of his element as he doesn’t made this type of film.

Nightmare Alley

A gifter working his way up from low – ranking carnival worker to lauded psychic medium matches wits with a psychiatrist bent on exposing him. Firstly Guillermo Del Toro normally made intriguing and the most interesting films which I admire, it is one of those film that is hard to get into and it is too overlong. It also got potential to be amazing but it doesn’t deliver and the violence can be rather excessive, it is a real shame as I wanted to like this but it is unwatchable.


Travis Block is a government operative coming to terms with his shadowy past. When he discovers a plot targeting U.S. citizens, Block finds himself in the crosshairs of the FBI director he once helped protect. Overall this is a decent film and it might not offer you anything special but it is well made, it got good set pieces and Liam Neeson is likeable and the ending is superb. The film itself seems a bit rushed and it loses a bit of momentum but despite that it is superbly made.

Spenser Confidential

When two Boston police officers are murdered, ex – cop Spenser teams up with his no – nonsense roommate Hawk to take down criminals. Mark Wahlberg and Winston Duke chemistry work really well and overall the story is there, it might have bad language and really extreme violence that can overshadowed the film a little bit. Mark Wahlberg character is likeable and this isn’t as bad at all and it can be a little inconsistent, despite that it is quite enjoyable but in certain parts.


This romantic comedy with a twist follows two college students as they join forces in order to be reunited with their significant others, embarking on a lively journey that takes them wildly off course. Surprisingly this is actually really good and it is one of those film that you actually care about with these characters, the two lead is likeable and got chemistry together and they are convincing, at least this film try to be something different which I admire and by the end of this film, it is simply a feel-good type of film without being forced and overall it is memorable.

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