This is the third movie in the Lego series, which seemed to be able to give Pixar a run for it’s money in terms of originality, visuals and that all important kids-adult crossover appeal.
Sadly, after the incredible Lego movie and the under-rated Lego Batman, Ninjago feels a bit done-by-numbers.
Ninjago is an offshoot Lego brand skirting dangerously close to Power Rangers territory.
All dinosaur vehicles controlled by four teenagers with different personalities.
The film doesn’t really do anything to pretend otherwise.
There are some good twists here – the inclusion of real footage works as well as it did before, as does the use of real life objects as the “ultimate weapons”.
There are also nods to our obsession with memes and gifs - but the overall message of searching for the hero inside yourself is as predictable as it gets.
I also can't be quite sure who is crying out for cameos from Ben Shepard and Kate Garraway (no offence guys!) apart from their agents.
My kids were mildly entertained but pretty underwhelmed, mainly because they expected something really special.
A lesson in managing expectations here - perhaps the subtext for the sequel?
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Star Wars’ greatest moments, characters and quotes revealed
STAR Wars fans have named Han Solo the best character of the popular franchise, while the famous ‘I am your Father’ scene is the greatest moment. The love interest of Princess Leia and father of Kylo-Ren, played by Harrison Ford, came top of the poll, beating competition from the beloved Chewbacca and Jedi Master Yoda. […]
STAR Wars fans have named Han Solo the best character of the popular franchise, while the famous ‘I am your Father’ scene is the greatest moment.
The love interest of Princess Leia and father of Kylo-Ren, played by Harrison Ford, came top of the poll, beating competition from the beloved Chewbacca and Jedi Master Yoda.
Han Solo came out as fans’ favourite hero in the long running saga[/caption]
The popular bleeping bot, R2-D2 and bad guy Darth Vader completed the top five.
It also emerged the average Star Wars fan has spent 63 hours and 48 minutes watching films from the series – the equivalent of more than two days.
Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back was also named as the most watched film.
Dean Cross, Film Content Manager at Vue, which commissioned the research, said: “Star Wars continues to be a sell-out success as we prepare to welcome hordes of fans through our doors over the coming weeks.
Darth Vader has been voted the film franchise’s best baddie[/caption]
“Our research revealed that Star Wars is the favourite film for over a third of the public and we’re thrilled to help fans from all generations enjoy the latest instalment.”
The study, of 2,000 Star Wars fans, named the iconic moment where Darth Vader reveals his true identity and relationship with Luke Skywalker as the best movie moment.
Second place went to the Death Star attack in ‘A New Hope’ followed by the Battle of Hoth from ‘The Empire Strikes Back’.
The pod race in The Phantom Menace and the scene in the Cantina Bar, in A New Hope, where Luke and Obi-Wan first encounter Hans Solo and Chewbacca completed the top five.
Top 20 favourite Star Wars characters
1. Han Solo
5. Darth Vader
6. Luke Skywalker
8. Princess Leia
9. Obi-Wan Kenobi
10. Anakin Skywalker
12. Jabba the Hut
13. Boba Fett
14. Wicket the Ewok
15. Jar Jar Binks
16. Darth Maul
18. The Emperor
19. Admiral Ackbar
20. Padme Amidala
Top 5 baddies
1. Darth Vader
2. Jabba the Hutt
3. Darth Maul
4. Boba Fett
5. Kylo Ren
Top 5 goodies
1. Han Solo
2. Luke Skywalker
3. Princess Leia
5. Obi-Wan Kenobi
When it comes to Star Wars droids, R2-D2, unsurprisingly, grabs the spot for top bot, with C-3PO and BB-8 following close behind.
The Millennium Falcon was voted as the best starship, with the X-Wing Starfighter and Star Destroyer taking a back seat for second and third place.
The research, conducted via OnePoll.com, also revealed the most popular episode to be Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, narrowly beating Episode VI – Return of the Jedi and Episode IV – A New Hope.
And each of the top three film choices have been watched by Star Wars enthusiasts five times.
Almost half of film buffs have had a movie ‘binge’, with the average Star Wars splurge lasting four films – with a typical running time of nine hours.
One in ten have even watched the films in order all in one sitting, as opposed to the order they were released.
And four in ten agree this is the best order to enjoy the films in over other theories.
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It also emerged almost one third have tried to get their kids into the film series, with the majority seeing their first film between the ages of seven and 12.
And three in ten say the space fantasy films are their favourite of all movies.
But while they have seen the Star Wars films over and over again, The Breakfast Club, It’s a Wonderful Life and The Goonies are among the cult classics they are least likely to have seen.
When are the Golden Globes 2018 and who are the nominations? Date, host and predictions
THE Hollywood elite will soon be coming together for the prestigious Golden Globes 2018. With the Globes massively influenced the outcome of the Academy Awards, the stakes are high. So, when are the Golden Globes? Who’s nominated? Let’s find out. What are The Golden Globes? The Golden Globes are the first big awards ceremony in […]
THE Hollywood elite will soon be coming together for the prestigious Golden Globes 2018.
With the Globes massively influenced the outcome of the Academy Awards, the stakes are high. So, when are the Golden Globes? Who’s nominated? Let’s find out.
What are The Golden Globes?
The Golden Globes are the first big awards ceremony in the Hollywood calendar.
It is put together by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a non-profit organisation of showbiz journalists and photographers, which was created in 1943 to award critically-acclaimed film and television shows.
The Globes take place five days before Oscar nomination voting closes and over the years has massively influenced the outcome of the Academy Awards.
The Globes have more categories – two types of Best Picture, for example – which comes to a total of 25 awards; 14 for films and 11 for television.
When are the Golden Globes 2018 and who’s hosting them?
For its 75th anniversary in 2018, the Golden Globes will take place on 7 January.
It will be hosted by NBC Late Night show host Seth Meyes, after celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres and Tina Fey declined offers.
Seth follows in the footsteps of fellow NBC talk show host Jimmy Fallon, who hosted in 2017, Ricky Gervais, who hosted in 2012 and 2016 and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who hosted in 2013 and 2015,
It’ll be Seth’s first time hosting the Golden Globes… be he does have the chops, having emceed the 2014 Emmys and the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner.
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Golden Globes 2018 predictions
Nominations will be announced on 11 December, but the predictions are already in. TV shows and movies expected to land nods include:
- The Post
- Call Me By Your Name
- The Shape of Water
- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Darkest Hour
- Phantom Thread
- Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
- Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread
- Timothee Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name
- Tom Hanks – The Post
- Jake Gyllenhaal -Stronger
- Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water
- Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Meryl Streep -The Post
- Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game
- Kate Winslet – Wonder Wheel
Other categories include Comedy Series, Comedy Actor, Comedy Actress, Limited Series/TV Movie, Limited Series/TV Movie Actor and Limited Series/TV Movie Actress.
When is the Bohemian Rhapsody film out? UK release date, cast, runtime and age rating for the Queen biopic
QUEEN were one of the most iconic band’s of the 20th century. But what is new biopic Bohemian Rhapsody all about? And when is it released? Here is what we know… When is the Bohemian Rhapsody film out? This new film is out in UK cinemas on December 28, 2018. The rating is yet to […]
QUEEN were one of the most iconic band’s of the 20th century.
But what is new biopic Bohemian Rhapsody all about? And when is it released? Here is what we know…
When is the Bohemian Rhapsody film out?
This new film is out in UK cinemas on December 28, 2018.
The rating is yet to be revealed.
The running time is also still to be confirmed.
What is the Bohemian Rhapsody film about?
Bohemian Rhapsody is an upcoming biographical drama film written by Anthony McCarten.
It focuses on a 15-year period of the band Queen.
It starts from the formation of the group and runs until their performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before Freddie Mercury’s death.
Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor are serving as the film’s music producers.
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Who is in the cast of the the Bohemian Rhapsody film?
The film stars:
- Rami Malek plays Freddie Mercury
- Ben Hardy plays Roger Taylor
- Gwilym Lee plays Brian May
- Joseph Mazzello plays John Deacon
- Allen Leech plays Paul Prenter
- Lucy Boynton plays Mary Austin
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