The sixth film in a 22-year-old franchise is as good a place as any to throw everything at it. Dizzying stunts (done, for the most part, for real), stake-raising action sequences, vehicle chases in exotic locales and a few good actors to make us care. Say what you like about Tom Cruise (goodness knows we have), but he sets a high bar, and brings along some great talent for the ride. Also, Katie is REALLY into Henry Cavill in this movie.
This New Zealand comedy from Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Been does exactly what it says on the tin: 90 solid minutes of deliciously inappropriate humour about two women who run a business breaking up with people’s partners when they are too cowardly/useless to do so in person. Featuring some of your favourite NZ comedy talent and some behind the scenes help from Taika Waititi, using his power for good, this continues 2018’s run of comedies.
Where do ideas come from? Is every idea worth building into a full-fledged product? Is it better to have many projects, or fewer? Alice, Curtis and Jelly take a long hard look at where their projects were born, the projects they’ve thrown out, and everything in between.
This Netflix rom-com has been generating some buzz, and needing a quiet weekend at home, we gave it a go. Starring promising up-and-comers Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell (listen back to our EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! and HIDDEN FIGURES episodes to hear us singing their praises) and veterans-who-are-also-our-faves Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs, it seems to have hit a nerve with an audience starved of light, bubbly entertainment.
I don’t know if you guys know this, but The Rock has done his own version of DIE HARD co-starring Neve Campbell. As you know, Silver Screen Queens is your number one source for all things Dwayne, so we have this covered for you all, even though one of us gets quite bad vertigo.
Sometimes it can be really easy to work through a day and then keep it going until late at night, either because we love what we’re doing, or because we’re feeling pressure to succeed. Alice, Curtis and Jelly look at their own tendencies to put in the extra hours, and how it affects their overall balance in the long term.
After a slightly disappointing but nonetheless charming entrée into the MCU, Ant-Man is back, this time with a fully-fledged Wasp as his sidekick (don’t believe anything Marvel tries to spin, this is Ant-Man 2, not a joint lead). To their credit, the Ant-Man team has made a real effort not to fall into the sexist traps of the first film, and added Randall Park and Michelle Pfeiffer to an already sterling supporting cast.
Five grown men continue a game of tag they’ve been playing for more than 30 years, and somehow it kind of works. 2018 has been the year of middle of the road adult comedy, and maybe that’s just what we need right now.
Every one approaches their day just a little differently. From how you plan your upcoming months (and years) of work, all the way down to managing your day-to-day approach, the way you plan your work is going to affect how you actually do your work. Alice, Curtis and Jelly look at each of their approaches, explain why it works for them, and look at what they’ve learned about how they schedule things over the years.
Along with a lot of people, we didn’t love Jurassic World when it was released in 2015, so we didn’t go into the sequel with a great deal of confidence. In its defence, it has a different director (horror specialist J.A. Bayona) and has ditched some of the more egregious sins of the earlier film (high heels, nasty treatment of women). So, has life, er, found a way?