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The Front Runner | Average Guy Movie Review

In 1987 Senator Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman) was the favourite for the Democratic Presidential nomination. That is, until The Miami Herald broke a story about Hart's extramarital affair with Donna Rice (Sara Paxton). This is the story of Hart's presidential campaign and his subsequent fall from grace.


Hugh Jackman delivers one of the best performances of his career as the presidential hopeful, bringing charisma and passion to the role...not to mention some very big hair! Unfortunately, despite being very open about his campaign and politics, it would be Hart's refusal to address his personal life and infidelity that would be his downfall. Jackman - who spent a lot of time both with and researching Hart - is able to show all sides of the man flawlessly, including his frustration at having to deal with the scandal.


Despite knowing the outcome of the story, Jason Reitman is still able to inject a fair amount of tension into the story. It's interesting to see a scandal like this…
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Spider-Man: Far From Home | Moustache Trailer Reaction

Well it has finally arrived, and the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home does not disappoint. Here's what we thought. Needless to say the trailer does contain some spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, so read on at your own peril...

Not seen the trailer yet? Check it out below:

First of all, this is a great trailer, lots of intriguing snippets and no real spoilers - apart from the aforementioned Endgame spoilers anyway. Jon Watts returns as director, continuing to develop the story and characters first seen in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Peter (Tom Holland) is still working as the friendly neighbourhood wall-crawler, something Aunt May (Marissa Tomei) is aware of. With the help of Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), they are using Pete's alter ego to do some charity work. There might even be some sparks flying between Happy and May.

With a school trip to Europe on the cards, the teenage Avenger is looking forward to just being a teenager for a while, even electing to leave his suit behind.…

The Upside | Average Guy Movie Review

Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) needs a job. More specifically, he needs to appear to be looking for a job in order to avoid going back to prison. But a chance encounter with Philip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston) - a quadriplegic billionaire - puts Del in a position where he has to care for someone other than himself. The question is; can he get Phil to start enjoying life again?



Based on the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and Abdel Sellou, and a remake of French movie "The Intouchables", Neil Burger has put together a charming - albeit cliched - tale of friendship. Yes, I said cliched, it follows the same pattern as a lot of these types of buddy comedies. But that doesn't mean it isn't charming and funny. The changes these two bring out in each other make for an enjoyable watch. The movies' selling point, as with all buddy comedies is the relationship between the two leads. Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston are nothing short of great together. If I didn't know better, I…

Welcome to Marwen | Average Guy Movie Review

After a vicious attack leaves him with severe brain damage, Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) has to rebuild his entire life. In order to deal with the trauma he builds Marwen, a fictional World War 2 era Belgian town. Marwen is populated with dolls that represent his close friends and family, and it's a place Mark can retreat to and feel safe. But with the sentencing hearing for his attackers looming, things start to get a bit overwhelming.



Mark Hogancamp's story is a sad one, and yet, it's also inspiring. An artist robbed of his ability to draw, Mark would take pictures of the dolls who live in Marwen, in order to play out the stories he came up with. Many of these stories mirrored what Mark was dealing with in the real world. Having seen the 2010 documentary about Mark's life; "Marwencol", Robert Zemeckis decided it was a story he wanted to tell. But instead of simply telling Mark's story, Zemeckis wanted to bring the world Mark created to life as well.



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Bumblebee | Average Guy Movie Review

When the Autobots are forced to abandon Cybertron, Bumblebee is sent to hide on Earth. There he is 'acquired' by Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), who upon discovering there's more to her new car than meets the eye, attempts to teach Bumblebee to blend in. The problem is, Bee isn't the only Cybertronian on Earth. And when the Decepticons learn of his presence, they strike an uneasy alliance with the US government in order to find him.



Travis Knight has done something very different with this prequel to Michael Bay's Transformers movies, he actually made a good movie. More than that, he made an 80's movie, in more ways than one. Bumblebee is a fun and heart-warming story about friendship, one that also happens to feature shape-shifting robots. Where Michael Bay's entries in the franchise are all about the spectacle and big explosions, Knight has injected some story and interesting characters into the mix - not to mention some actual acting. Hailee Steinfeld does a …

Anticipated Movies of 2019

Here we are again. Another year, another list of movies to get excited about.


Welcome to Marwen - 01/01/19
After a brutal attack leaves him with brain damage, aspiring artist Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) builds a miniature World War 2 village to help with his recovery. Robert Zemeckis tells this incredible true story, once again using the latest technology, this time to give Hogancamp's model village a life of its own.









The Front Runner - 11/01/19
The story of Senator Gary Hart's (Hugh Jackman) 1987 presidential campaign. As the title would suggest, he was the favourite until his campaign was marred by scandal. But what really happened?












The Upside - 11/01/19
A remake of the French movie "The Intouchables", it follows Del Scott (Kevin Hart), an unemployed ex-con and Philip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston), the wealthy quadriplegic he's hired to help. It looks to be a touching comedy about life and enjoying what we have, but will The Upside survive the whole Kevin Hart/Oscars sc…