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Movies out Today: 6 March 2020

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This week’s new releases are a clash of modern fairy tales and grim, dark, fairy tales, with a new mad crime caper from Guy Ritchie thrown into the mix.


Onward

Age Restriction: PG V

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney-Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.

What Critical Hit has to say

There is a great deal to like about Onward. Good story, good characters, and good overall execution. It just never achieves the level of epic it sets out on its quest to be. – 7.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 86% (Certified Fresh)
Metacritic: 61 (Generally Favourable Reviews)


Gretel and Hansel

Age Restriction: 13 H V

A long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, a young girl (Sophia Lillis, It) leads her little brother (Sammy Leakey) into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

What Critical Hit has to say

Pretentious or fallibly ambitious – you decide. Destined for cult status, Gretel & Hansel is a visually potent blend of fairy tale and horror. Pity, though, that the meticulous crafting of the film’s look didn’t extend to its structure and deeper exploration of intriguing themes. – 6/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 63% (Fresh)
Metacritic: 64 (Generally Favourable Reviews)


The Gentlemen

Age Restriction: 18 D L S V

THE GENTLEMEN follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

What Critical Hit has to say

Guy Ritchie is back at his very best with a mad crime comedy caper that is filled with crude humour, witty dialogue, brutal violence and plot twists galore that’ll leave you in stitches. – 7.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 74% (Fresh)
Metacritic: 51 (Mixed or Average Reviews)


The Photograph

Age Restriction: 13 L S

When famed photographer Christina Eames unexpectedly dies, she leaves her estranged daughter Mae Morton (Issa Rae) hurt, angry and full of questions. When a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box is found, Mae finds herself on a journey delving into her mother’s early life and ignites a powerful, unexpected romance with a rising-star journalist, Michael Block (LaKeith Stanfield).

Rotten Tomatoes: 76% (Fresh)
Metacritic: 62 (Generally Favourable Reviews)

Last Updated: March 6, 2020

36 Comments

  1. Weanerdog

    March 6, 2020 at 12:36

    I recently heard that the original Hansel and Gretel fairytale takes place in the great famine in 1317 and that the family was literally starving to death so the kids were left in the forest so that they would be killed off by animals and not have to endure starvation. Obviously still a fairytale but it does kind of put perspective on the parents motivations.

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    • RinceThis

      March 6, 2020 at 13:41

      Classic Weanerdog.

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      March 6, 2020 at 13:51

      Oh Weanerdog, you’re like that old guy at the party who waits for the young folks to start talking about politics, and then you steamroll over their first year Pol101 understanding of the world by throwing in some Aristotle, Burke, Marx and even tid-bits from Ayn Rand.

      And then when they stare at you with their mouths open, you drop the mic, and drive away in your reliant Robin… like a boss!

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      • Weanerdog

        March 6, 2020 at 13:51

        That was last week, this week I am focusing on Confucianism and cynicism.

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        • Son of Banana Jim

          March 6, 2020 at 14:00

          Just don’t sink too far into nihilism, it’s the most teenager of the schools of thought.

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    • RinceThis

      March 6, 2020 at 13:41

      Classic Weanerdog.

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      • Weanerdog

        March 6, 2020 at 13:41

        I am an endless fountain of useless information.

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        • RinceThis

          March 6, 2020 at 13:41

          So is twitter…

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          • Weanerdog

            March 6, 2020 at 13:51

            But my facts are based in reality. Or at least this perception of reality.

          • Andre116

            March 6, 2020 at 13:51

            People like twitter though.

          • Son of Banana Jim

            March 6, 2020 at 13:51

            People also like a certain emaciated teenage girl called Justin Bieber…

          • RinceThis

            March 6, 2020 at 13:51

          • Weanerdog

            March 6, 2020 at 13:51

            It’s no wonder your teammates shoot you in the back of your head.

          • Andre116

            March 6, 2020 at 14:01

            Why are you using plural? There is only one…

          • RinceThis

            March 6, 2020 at 14:01

            Agreed

          • Son of Banana Jim

            March 6, 2020 at 14:01

            Wouldn’t you say it’s actually a sign of how much he loves you, that he’d double tap the back of your head? At least, he’s not throwing c4 at you…he @rincethis?

          • Andre116

            March 6, 2020 at 14:01

            It’s the teabagging that I can’t get used to. And I don’t mean in game. The way he send me pics of his ballsack when he kills me.

          • Son of Banana Jim

            March 6, 2020 at 14:09

            He does that to everyone though…. sometimes, you’re just minding your own business, then you feel your phone vibrating. You scroll to WhatsApp and…baalzack

          • RinceThis

            March 6, 2020 at 14:09

            I never used C4, it’s a dirty way of killing. I use my hands.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 6, 2020 at 14:09

            You need to experience the joys of trip mines in HL2 or proximity mines in the original Blood. Nothing more satisfying that seeing and hearing a… friend… hurtling towards inevitable death

          • RinceThis

            March 6, 2020 at 14:10

            Oh I have experienced that, don’t you worry!

          • Son of Banana Jim

            March 6, 2020 at 14:09

            But, with coronavirus finally reaching our shores….what if you touch your face, mouth, lips or eyes??

          • RinceThis

            March 6, 2020 at 14:10

            That’s my secret… I am always touching!

          • Son of Banana Jim

            March 6, 2020 at 14:10

            Yes…. I know….that’s why I had to get three restraining orders….

          • RinceThis

            March 6, 2020 at 14:10

            pffft

          • Son of Banana Jim

            March 6, 2020 at 13:51

            And I will join you now. Andre116 is definitely dead meat…

          • Son of Banana Jim

            March 6, 2020 at 13:51

            I’m pretty sure Weanerdog is better than Twitter or Wikipedia.

          • Weanerdog

            March 6, 2020 at 19:03

            Citation needed

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 6, 2020 at 13:51

          You made a typo, accidentally added “information”.

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      • Weanerdog

        March 6, 2020 at 13:41

        I am an endless fountain of useless information.

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      March 6, 2020 at 13:51

      I watched a documentary on Amazon about the now defunct One Child policy in China, called One Child Nation, and it was heartbreaking. This is especially true when you put a human face to some of the decisions, and you realise how utterly gutted they are because of it, ir how powerless they were as a result of being just another cog in the machine.

      For instance one of the midwives they interviewed is an elderly lady in her 80s. By her own admission, she was forced by policy to abort 40 – 60 000 fetuses. The look in her eyes as she tells her story, and the fact that she tries hard to keep the tears down, nearly killed me man… 🙁

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