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Pixar’s Onward – The Movie Robcast

In episode 85 of The Movie Robcast, Robs Daniel and Wallis go on an epic journey while reviewing Pixar’s Onward.

Well, they’re outside in the middle of London again as Rob Wallis is on his lunchbreak and they have to find shelter because it starts raining. It seemed epic at the time.

As they are discussing a fantasy movie, Rob W has opportunity to bust out his Gollum impersonation. It really is something rather special.

Conversation inevitably moves onto the impact of the Coronavirus. As this was recorded on March 11th, the Robs still think Disney’s live-action Mulan will be the next movie they cover. The beautiful fools...

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The Shape of Water

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Writer: Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg

Cert: 15

Running time: 119mins

Year: 2017


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What’s the story: In 1960s Baltimore, as the Cold War heats up, mute Elisa Esposito is a lowly cleaner at a government research laboratory. She falls for an amphibian creature in one of the labs. When discovering what government agent Strickland plans for her new love, Elisa plans a daring break-out, calling on her friends for help.

What’s the verdict: The Shape of Water begins in an aquatically themed dream. Fitting, for water is the stuff of which dreams are made in Guillermo del Toro’s latest adult fairy tale.

Del Toro fans will also be in a dream world when immersed in the ...

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Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station - painted posterDirector: Ryan Coogler

Writer: Ryan Coogler

Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz

Running time: 85mins

Cert: 15

Year: 2013

 

The lowdown: Sober and compassionate telling of a true life case of police brutality in California’s Bay Area, when a train station altercation turned deadly after strong arm tactics and racial tensions collided. Michael B. Jordan delivers a commanding performance as Oscar Grant III, a 22 year old ex-con living out the final day of 2008, unaware of what a New Year’s night out will bring. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer provides excellent back-up as Grant’s mother.

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The full verdict: Opening with actual mobile phone video of the tragic encounter between Oscar Grant and the Bay City police, Fruitvale Station then rewinds to Grant’s final day.

A m...

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