Movie Review: Dora and the Lost City of Gold 🎒🙉🥾🗺️

The live-action movie for Dora the Explorer felt like Indiana Jones meets Mean Girls, or vice versa.

Isabela Moner stars as Dora the Explorer in Dora and the Lost City of Gold. CREDIT: Paramount Pictures

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Set in the age where Dora (Isabela Moner) is all grown up, Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019, directed by James Bobin) balances teenage angst and childlike banter with a classic Dora the Explorer adventure.

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Movie Review: Crawl 🐊

Crawl takes audiences on an emotionally thrilling journey surrounded by alligators.

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Kaya Scodelario stars as Haley in Crawl. CREDIT: Paramount Pictures

This post for Crawl is spoiler-free.

When the opening scene of Crawl (2019, directed by Alexandre Aja) started rolling, it immediately felt suggestive of a typical sports genre movie about an Olympic athlete; but as the next 15 or so minutes go by, the movie shifts its tone to something more apocalyptic as the main plot becomes centred around a Category 5 hurricane set in Florida, in which Haley (Kaya Scodelario) must go and check on her father Dave (Barry Pepper) to ensure that he is safe and sound.

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Trailer Reaction: Rocketman 🚀🕺🏼

The upcoming musical biopic Rocketman feels reminiscent of Bohemian Rhapsody, as both films explore similar themes.

Bohemian Rhapsody, though cliché, is my favourite film of 2018. Director Dexter Fletcher, whom had stepped in for Bryan Singer after he was fired from the film, is also directing Rocketman (2019). The film is described as an “uncensored human story” of Elton John’s life and music career.

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Movie Review: Bumblebee 🐝

The best thing about Bumblebee is Bumblebee.

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Hailee Steinfeld (left) stars as Charlie Watson in Bumblebee. CREDIT: Paramount Pictures

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Bumblebee (2018, directed by Travis Knight) is a spin-off of the Transformers franchise. This prequel is set in 1987 and follows the story of Bumblebee and his relationship with the tomboyish teenager Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld).

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