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Review: Yesterday; starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Joel Fry, Ed Sheeran, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Sarah Lancashire; dir: Danny Boyle; Cert: 12A; on release June 28

Mark Goodin reviews the new 'if Superman was bad' film

Jon S Baird's gentle, unassuming biopic of the most famous double act the world has ever seen, is a warm, affectionate delight that touches on far broader issues than the pair's final live tour.

Imagine if the world's first performance of 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' was at the Ocean Rooms in Gorleston.

Film review: Toy Story 4

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Woody and Buzz's fourth outing offers much of the same laughs as the previous films, but it's done with heart and dignity.

Mark Goodin assesses the latest instalment from the galaxy defenders dressed in black

Mark Goodin reviews the latest X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Mark Goodin reviews the film resurrected from the Deadwood television series

A behind the curtain peak at the male-dominated, misogynistic and often-ageist world of television, Late Night is a timely #MeToo take on the struggle women face to make it - and stay relevant - in the media industry.

An intimate, riveting and serious biopic that explores the life of the legendary American astronaut Neil Armstrong from the start of his journey in 1961, up to the moment in 1969 when he first set foot on the moon.

Based on the Pokemon series of trading card and video games, Detective Pikachu, is the first live action Pokemon film and stars Justice Smith and the voice of Ryan Reynolds.

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe.

Movies don't come any more disturbing than Ma, the new psychological thriller from BlumHouse Productions which sees Viola Davis deliver a career-best performance.

Taron Egerton stars as Elton John in this musical biopic of the flamboyant singer-songwriter which charts his rise to fame and battles with alcohol and drugs.

This is the story of one of the X-Men's most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic Dark Phoenix.

Mark Goodin reviews the Elton John biopic that's rocketing to success

Following last year's Infinity War, which saw the Mad Titan Thanos successfully wipe out half the universe with a click of his fingers, Marvel Studios bring us Avengers: Endgame, the conclusion to a saga spanning 11 years and 22 films, which arrives as one of the most anticipated films of a generation.

Those expecting a straight forward feel-good sing-along musical from Elton John biopic Rocketman should strap in - because it's actually a hedonistic rollercoaster that acts as a warning of the darker side of fame.

Mark Goodin takes on the latest instalment of the John Wicks series in his latest review.

Review: Long Shot

Thursday, May 16, 2019

A not so typical rom-com is the latest review for Mark Goodin.

With a beautiful central relationship between Buckley and Walters at its core, the film Wild Rose is an uplifting British drama with bite, which gives its leading lady the chance to shine.

Lupita Nyong'o stars as mother of two Adelaide Wilson who, during a family holiday, returns to the scene of a childhood trauma only to come face to face with her psychotic double and those of her family.

Based on the 1930s comic book of the same name, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi and tells the tale of 14-year-old foster child Billy Batson who is granted special powers by a mystical wizard.

It's a much anticipated finale to the superhero series but what did Mark Goodin make of Avengers Endgame?

Superhero movies don't come any better - or bigger - than Avengers: Endgame.

Film of the Week - Avengers: Endgame

After the much-publicised troubles that have beset this movie, it comes as a pleasant surprise that Bohemian Rhapsody is such a fun ride, with a roster of superb concert recreations, including Life Aid - where Queen gave what many consider the greatest rock performance of all time.

Film review: Shazam

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Has the latest DC Extended Universe offering impressed our film reviewer Mark Goodin?

Film review: Hellboy

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Does the Hellboy reboot meet expectations? Mark Goodin reviews.

The homegrown answer to A Star Is Born, Wild Rose is a moving story about the importance of chasing your dreams - no matter what the cost.

Expect a giant dose of kapow! blam! and zap! in this fast paced, fun-filled, super hero film that pokes fun at the genre with a few serious messages thrown in for good measure.

Get ready for Peppa Pig's biggest celebration yet to hit the big screen as we celebrate 15 years' of the little piggy family.

Emily Blunt steps ably into the shoes of Julie Andrews for this sequel to the much loved 1964 classic, which sees magical nanny Mary Poppins return to help the Banks siblings through a difficult time.

Like a hot cup of tea on a cold rainy day, Fisherman's Friends is the heartwarming and quintessentially British movie that the country needs in the midst of the Brexit blues.

Our arts editor reviews latest Disney film to be reimagined on the big screen.

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