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The Battle Against Evil Continues

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson and Alex Baldwin Running time: 147minutes   THERE seems to be no signs of stopping for evergreen superstar Tom Cruise and the now 22-year-old franchise that is Mission: Impossible. Originally a television series aired from the late ’60s to ... Read More »

Never a Dull Moment with Heroes

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR: Starring Robert Downey Jnr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. Rated M (Fantasy themes and violence) 156 minutes. WITH such heavy anticipation and expectation, Marvel Studios delivers again with an astounding culmination of a 10-year lead-up. Avengers: Infinity Wars goes straight to the deep end, breaking the rules. ... Read More »

Mary’s Strength of Heart Shines

MARY MAGDALENE: Starring Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim. Directed by Garth Davis. Rated M (Mature themes) 120 minutes AFTER the new light shed on the misconceptions of the person of Mary of Magdala comes a film that takes us on a pensive journey, of following the calling placed on one’s heart, to step out of the ordinary ... Read More »

A Joyous Journey of the Heart

FINDING YOUR FEET: Starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley. Directed by Richard Loncraine. Rated M (Coarse language) 111 mins. WE all deserve a second chance in life, don’t we? Whether that means giving someone else a second chance by forgiving them for their mistakes or giving yourself a second chance at discovering who you truly are. Directed ... Read More »

Breathe a testament to true love in the context of marriage

INSPIRATIONAL and emotionally heavy, Breathe demonstrates what the power of hope can achieve in one’s life, even when confronted by great challenges. Set in the 1950s, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) is an exuberant young man in his late 20s. After having spent seven years in the army as a rifleman he decides to enter into a tea-brokering business with a ... Read More »

Finding Dory: Aquatic adventure runs deep

FINDING DORY: Starring Ellen DeGeneres, Idris Elba, Michael Sheen, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence. Directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane. Rated G (Some scenes may scare young children) By John Mulderig FANS of the 2003 animated adventure Finding Nemo have reason to rejoice – the long wait for a sequel is over, and the follow-up Finding ... Read More »

Man who walked around the world returns to Panama to thank a stranger

The Road to Adolfo

IMAGINE a stranger walks through your street, barely able to stand after hiking for 45km. He asks the nearby locals for a place to sleep. They laugh. Agitated by their amusement, you consider putting him up in your house, but fear this tall white man may not fit in your one-bedroom home with barely four walls. There’s also the issue ... Read More »

Swapping souls for life

SELF/LESS: Starring Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Matthew Goode, Natalie Martinez, Michelle Dockery. Directed by Tarsem Singh. Rated M (Violence, mature the,es and infrequent coarse language) 117 minutes By Kurt Jensen THE gunfire and car crashes that dominate the second hour of the soul-swapping thriller Self/less are sure signs that this ponderous property has run out of ideas. Yet director Tarsem ... Read More »

Terror turns into tedium

THE GALLOWS: Starring Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Cassidy Gifford, Travis Cluff. Directed by Travis Cluff. Rated M (Supernatural themes and violence) 81 minutes. By John Mulderig AS if the average high school weren’t a scary enough venue already, “The Gallows” adds a ghost to the mix. Though little blood flows as this noose-toting spectre stalks the locker-lined halls, ... Read More »

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