Film Reviews by Adam Ray Palmer

Well hello March! Nice to meet you! And what does the third month of the year bring? A few cinematic bangers normally… and 2020 is no different. This month we have three huge films to cover and a preview of what my April column will include. Hint, hint… it will be festival(s) related

Onward
A Disney-Pixar original movie is landing in theatres this week, and what a little beauty it is. Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic in the world, and to find their past away father. It’s the usual enchantment you would expect from a well-crafted, sentimental Pixar flick. 2017’s Coco is a great example of how well a movie can land with a wide range of audiences when you get the emotion right – Onward will be the 2020 version
In cinemas: 6th March 2020

A Quiet Place Part 2
The first instalment was simply brilliant, possibly even in the top 100 films of the last decade. It was original, tense and thrilling from start to finish. So, now there’s a part two, it’s an absolute must. A Quiet Place Part2 follows the Abbott family now facing the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realise the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path. John Krasinski is back in the directing saddle, his wife Emily Blunt anchors the cast, and Cillian Murphy is a brilliant addition to the bill. Queue up on the 19th, you won’t regret it.
In cinemas: 19th March 2020

Mulan
It’s been a mammoth 22 years since the animated Mulan movie – and what a triumph that was. Now, two decades later, it’s only fair that epic fantasy gets a live-action reboot like the majority of other Disney classics. The narrative will still centre on a young Chinese maiden who disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. The film stars Liu Yifei as the eponymous character, alongside Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li, and Jet Li in supporting roles. I think this could be one helluva hit for Disney and be the key to true global success, especially in the Asian market. Put your bet on this being the first $billion movie of the year.

In cinemas: 27th March 2020

What’s coming up with Cineroom?

Two glorious cities, two tremendous festivals. Over the next couple of weeks, it’ll be a flip between covering the Glasgow and Berlin Film Festivals with a hope to bring you exclusive movie news, reviews and interviews next month.

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