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Spider-Man: Far From Home | Average Guy Movie Review

Eight months after "the snap" was undone, life has returned to a relative degree of normality. Some people are five years older and some are not, a nightmare for most, but more so for teenagers. After all that has gone on, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) wants a break from his duties as the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man, so he's heading off for a vacation in Europe with his friends. But Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) has other plans for the Web Head. It seems Fury and his team are having trouble with some monsters of the elemental variety, and the warrior hunting them might need some help. Will Peter get to spend some time with MJ (Zendaya), or will the "Night Monkey" come between them?

The gang is all back - in more ways than one - and director Jon Watts is leading them on another great adventure. Marvel appears to have learnt a lot from Spidey's previous solo outing in the MCU. Homecoming suffered from bad trailers spoiling far too much, including some of it…

JOJO RABBIT | Moustache Teaser Reaction

If Top Gun: Maverick is the most exciting teaser of late, then the teaser trailer for "Jojo Rabbit" has got to be the most bizarre. If you haven't seen it, check it out below:


Taika Waititi's latest movie is based on the book "Caging Skies" by Christine Leunens, and tells the story of Jojo "Rabbit" Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis). A member of the Hitler Youth, Jojo's world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. And the only person he has to turn to as he attempts to deal with all that he's going through, is his imaginary friend...Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi).

Now I know what you're thinking; "this sounds bat shit insane!" And to be fair, you're probably right. But Jojo Rabbit looks - in true Waititi fashion - absolutely hysterical. It is definitely something you have to see to believe, and that's just the trailer. One thing fans of …

Top Gun: Maverick | Moustache Teaser Reaction

Wow! This is the gold standard in teaser trailers. Some incredible footage, with a hint or two at a potential story, and just a whisper of that classic soundtrack. If you haven't seen it, you can check out the trailer below.


Jospeh Kosinski (Oblivion) looks to be bringing the classic 80's Cold War movie into the 21st Century, and he's taking advantage of all the advanced technology that comes with it. Seeing Tom Cruise in the cockpit of an F/A-18 as it's catapulted across the deck of an aircraft carrier - not to mention the cockpit view of Cruise and the other aircraft in formation with him - looks phenomenal, and it really adds to the excitement and authenticity of the movie. Something that will only serve to immerse the audience in what they're seeing. Top Gun is known for some fantastic aerial photography, and the sequel certainly honours that legacy, with shots of fighter aircraft skimming the desert floor, a river valley and an insane flip over a mountain. We e…

Amazon is Developing a Jack Reacher Series

Amazon has won the rights to develop a show based on the novels by Lee Child for their streaming service. The show will be produced by Amazon, along with Skydance Television and Paramount Television, and will follow the ex-military drifter as he travels the US, single-handedly solving problems and fighting crime. Think of Reacher as a one man A-Team.


The character was previously played by Tom Cruise in two movies (Jack Reacher and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back), based on the eleventh and eighteenth books in the series. Christopher McQuarrie, who acted as writer/director on the first movie and producer on the second, will serve as executive producer on the show.


This is to be the third series of novels developed by Amazon Studios into a TV show. Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch novels are the source for one of the studios longest running shows; 'Bosch', starring Titus Welliver as the veteran LAPD Homicide Detective. Last year 'Jack Ryan' - based on the novels by Tom Clanc…

The Beech Boys | Average Guy TV Review

There are many great questions that have both driven and plagued the human race throughout the centuries: "Why are we here?" "Where are we going?" "What is the meaning of life?" But the most important question of all hits a little closer to home: "What do the pool cleaners really get up to when you're not around?" Are you sure you want to know? Well here's your chance to find out.

Trey (J.J. Caroll) and Ethan (Zach Castle) are the Beech Boys, it's their job to clean every pool on the Beechwood estate. But it's fair to say that the boys aren't always totally focused on doing their work, a trait that has a tendency for getting them into trouble. Between that and Trey's abuse of their clients, the Beech Boys are out of favour with the Home Owners Association. Now facing termination, will Trey and Ethan be able to save their jobs - and their easy life by the pool - before it's too late?

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Toy Story 4 | Average Guy Movie Review

The toys have been living with Bonnie for a while now, and Woody (Tom Hanks) is having to adapt to a life without leadership. But when Bonnie makes herself a new toy - Forky (Tony Hale) - Woody takes it upon himself to show the new guy what it means to be a toy. Forky however, has a different idea. The little spork sees himself as trash (rubbish in real English), and his attempts to throw himself away result in Woody and Forky getting lost during a family holiday. Now they've got to get back to Bonnie before she goes home, and they'll meet some interesting new toys along the way.

You may be excused for thinking that Toy Story 3 was meant to be the end of the...well story. But one guy at least, had other ideas. In his directorial feature debut, Josh Cooley shows us that Woody, Buzz (Tim Allen) and the gang still have a story to tell. Something Pixar has always nailed - with Toy Story anyway - is keeping things fresh. Every adventure, instead of feeling like a rehash, does someth…

Shaft (2019) | Average Guy Movie Review

When his friend is killed in suspicious circumstances, John "JJ" Shaft (Jessie Usher) must turn to the one man who can help him find the truth, his Dad. John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) hasn't seen his son in 25 years, and the kid is not at all like his father. Will they be able to get past their differences and solve this case? Maybe, with a little help from 'Grandpa' - the original John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) - they might have a chance.

Much like what Taika Waititi did with Thor: Ragnarok, the follow up to John Singleton's Shaft (2000) may be a little more light-hearted than previous instalments, but this is still very much a 'Shaft' movie - an opening credits recap/montage leaves no doubt. If you enjoy seeing Samuel L. Jackson being his usual smooth-talking badass, you won't be disappointed. Jackson embodies this role perfectly, the old-school, street-smart private detective who really doesn't care who he pisses off. But this time Shaft has…