Steve Stebbing

Breaking down all things pop culture

New Releases: The Son – When Florian Zeller made his dementia-fueled drama The Father with Anthony Hopkins, I was quickly given the knowledge that this was a filmmaker who had a definite grip on how these sad situations played out but to do it from the point of view of the man suffering from it …

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New Releases: Plane – It looks like Gerard Butler’s action movies are getting lazier in being named because this has to be the most ridiculously bland titling I have seen, so much so that the need to see it is as low as it could possibly be. The good news is the film is helmed …

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New Releases: A Man Called Otto – 2023 kicks off with a trope that American filmmakers love to do, remake a fantastic foreign film that probably didn’t need to be done. This new film is a remake of a 2015 Swedish film, A Man Called Ove, but it has the added bonus of starring Tom …

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New Releases: Avatar: The Way Of Water – This is it, we are heading into the last huge movie week of 2022 with arguably the biggest movie of the year and, as a film fan if you aren’t curious about James Cameron’s return to Pandora then you need to check your pulse. The jury is …

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New Releases: Empire Of Light – Having just seen just one trailer for this, it feels like the perfect pairing to put acclaimed filmmaker Sam Mendes and Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman together so I am immediately excited for this one. Add to that the film nerd panache of the legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins shooting it and …

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New Releases: Violent Night – Just describing this film, you know exactly why one like this would be at the top of my list for the end of this year and, yes, David Harbour is a big reason for it. Not being a huge holiday movie guys except for the classics, something that I’ve got into …

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New Releases: Strange World – It’s crazy how developed Disney’s own in-house computer animated division has gotten as it is now easily on par with all of the Pixar releases, something that used to far exceed it. With recent releases in memory like Raya And The Last Dragon and Encanto, it fueled the excitement big time for …

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New Releases:  The Menu – The trailers for this have been very mysterious and secretive but after the premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival many have been saying that it is Saw meets Succession which is way too intriguing to not get excited about. Interestingly enough, it was directed by Mark Mylod, who has directed a …

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New Releases: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – This week has us heading back into the Marvel Universe for what promises to be an emotional goodbye to Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa but the birth of a new hero to take the mantle, which looks like the sister, Shiri donning the suit. I have been thinking about the way …

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New Releases: Armageddon Time – One of my favourite filmmakers working today, I have been waiting for the next film from writer and director James Gray after his underappreciated sci-fi masterpiece Ad Astra. It seems to be par for the course for Gray’s films to go largely unnoticed but he does have a rabid fan base, …

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