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The Invisible Man (15) (2020) had good acting, especially from bbc’s Top of the Lake actress Elizabeth Moss. it had some decent kill scenes. but it is let down by trying to inject something new & daring into the story. not good as other classic film versions. but overall disappointing. 2/5

Rag Doll (15) was a really good coming of age drama, about a young woman Nora trying to make it big as a mma fighter. brilliant performances from Shannon Murray. Dante Basco & Dot Marie Jones. it has good fight scenes & a end twist & its alot better then 2019’s ChokeHold. 3½/5

Onward (U) is a nice & decent enough animated adventure. with heart, some good humour & voice acting. but it isn’t one of the best disney & pixar animated films in recently. still a good watch though. but The Simpsons short Playdate with Destiny before it, is much better. 3/5

Ip Man 4: The Finale (15) was a excellent & emotional conclusion to the chinese martial arts film series. brilliant performances especially from Donnie Yen & Scott Adkins. amazing fight choreography & it also has a great story. truly outstanding & well done, like the others. 5/5

Sonic the Hedgehog (PG) isn’t just a great video game adaptation. but a great film altogether. respectful to its source material & main title character, the humor isn’t insulting. Jim Carrey is fantastic as Dr Robotnic. some cool added surprise scenes during the end credits. I would love to see more films. 4/5

Dolittle (PG) (2020) seriously wasn’t that bad, yes ok some of the special effects were poor & some of the humor didnt work. but besides from that, it was still a decent fun filled adventure romp. good performances. nicely shot & a good music score by Danny Elfman. 3/5  

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (12)
may have been ridiculous, over the top & had some unexplained plot holes. but it was still a very good. entertaining thrill ride, with decent performances & action & one of the best episode installments todate. also plenty of nostalgic nods too. 4/5

2019’s Charlies Angels (12) was a disappointingly unmemorable & boring experience. Kristen Stewart, Djimon Hounsou, Sir Patrick Stewart & Sam Claflin were good & the action scenes were decent. but they still couldn’t save it. the early 2000 Charlies Angels films are much better. 2/5

Dragonheart 5: Vengeance (15), may not have been good as the previous four films. but it was still a decently well made fantasy adventure. with a wonderful story & score. good action & the cast work well together. especially Helena Bonham Carter as the voice of the new dragon. 3/5

Fight Valley (15) was a surprisingly good female mma fighting film. with a really good & emotionally driven story, which dealt with mature themes pretty well. great performances from Erin O Brien. Cabrina Collesides & Miesha Tate & featuring good mma fighter cameos. a knockout. 4/5

It may not have been as clever or funny as The Lego NinjaGo Movie, but Playmobil: The Movie (U) was still a decent little solid adventure. with good & fun voice acting from a great cast. wonderful well done animation & musical numbers. also Split actress Anya Taylor Joy is cool to watch too. 3/5

Death Race 2050 (15) was as darkly funny & campier sequel then its 1975 original Death Race 2000. the action is still great & this time it introduces some fun new characters. much better then the disappointing Death Race: Beyond Anarchy. plus TV’s The Shannara Chronicles actor Manu Bennett plays a brilliant Frankenstein. 4/5

Anna & the Apocalypse (15) was a highly original british zombie musical, filled with great fun & likeable characters & performances. humour. a little gore. its moving & also has fab original songs. 5/5 

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