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Alice Through The Looking Glass

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Alice Through the Looking Glass

It's time for a little madness.

20161 h 58 min
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In the sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.

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Director James Bobin
Runtime 1 h 58 min
Release Date 25 May 2016
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This sequel to Tim Burton’s earlier foray into the world of Lewis Carroll was a visual treat.     Excellent casting in a story centered around time.  I loved all the corny ‘time’ jokes and was relieved to see Sacha Baron Cohen bouncing back from the horror that was Grimsby   We discovered that the Red Queen was a bitter and vindictive woman with an over developed sense of entitlement because of a personality change after a head injury and the Mad Hatter had never got over being a disappointment to his father.   I guess it’s good for kids to see that behind every weird and/or nasty person there is usually a reason.

Dad’s Army

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Dad's Army

2016Duration unknown
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A cinema remake of the classic sitcom Dad's Army (1968). The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion.

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Director Oliver Parker
Runtime Duration unknown
Release Date 5 February 2016
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Movie Rating Not bad
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Which star will I draw for this film?  I’m totally spoilt for choice, I just hope these actors travelled separately when they made this because if there had been a terrible bus crash we would have lost half the great and the good of British acting.  Michael Gambon, Tom Courtney, Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman, Bill Paterson, Annette Crosby, Julia Foster and more

Okay, it was a silly predictable story but it was warm and funny in a nostalgic and bare bum sort of way.  I was hoping that there would be cameos from some of the original cast and it made me smile to see Ian Lavender in a role far removed from the original (stupid boy) Pike.  I rushed to Google after the movie to see if I had spotted correctly that the original vicar, Frank Williams was also included (in the parade scene right at the end).  Apparently they are the only two surviving cast members.

Definitely worth a watch if you can remember the original and are willing to get into the spirit of a 1970s sitcom.