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Moustache Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide Part 12 | Soul

  Christmas may be over, but with the latest edition of our Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide we're taking a look at Disney's Christmas gift to all of their Disney+ subscribers; Pixar's 'Soul'. What? It's not like it's a Christmas movie. Don't forget to check out our Moustache Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide in its entirety, you can find it by clicking here . After a freak accident, Joe (Jamie Foxx) - a musician looking for his big break - finds himself transported to the world beyond. Now he must find a way to get his soul back into his body, before it's too late. And the only person who can help him is the one infant soul (Tina Fey) who doesn't want to go to Earth, maybe Joe can show them the joy of a life on our little planet. Pete Docter - the man behind some of Pixar's more emotional stories - and the magnificent team at Pixar have brought to life another beautiful look at... well, life, and the structure behind it. Following Joe on hi

Robin Hood | Average Guy Movie Review

When Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) returns from the Crusades, he finds his home in ruins and the people poverty stricken. It seems that the Sheriff of Nottingham (Ben Mendelsohn) is bleeding the people dry to fund the war for the Holy Land. With the help of his new ally Yahya (Jamie Foxx) - John to his friends - Robin takes on the persona of "The Hood" so that he might relieve the wealthy of their ill-gotten gains to help those more in need and end the war, once and for all. In trying to create a more timeless take on the Robin Hood tale, Otto Bathurst has delivered what looks to be Batman Begins meets The Mask of Zorro. The director was apparently looking to give the movie a unique style that's 1/3 historically accurate, 1/3 contemporary and 1/3 futuristic. At times it was hard to tell if I was looking at a set inspired by Gladiator or Star Wars. Generally the movie does look quite good - although quite unbelievable - and the cinematography can be quite beautif

Baby Driver | Average Guy Movie Review

Edgar Wright puts his own spin on the heist/getaway movie in his latest outing. Named after the song by Simon and Garfunkel, Baby Driver tells the story of a skilled getaway driver who suffers from tinnitus, to drown out this "hum in the drum", Baby (Ansel Elgort) is constantly listening to music. In fact, the whole movie is set to music, even the gunshots sync with the beat of whatever song is playing. It took Wright 16 years to write this script, and then another 6 to bring it to the big screen. But it's a movie that's well worth the wait! The opening chase alone is incredibly fun to watch, yet intelligent and tense as well. I wouldn't blame someone for thinking there's nothing new to do with a car chase, but I'd definitely encourage them to watch Baby Driver before they make up their mind. Especially considering all of the driving was done practically, no CGI or green screen here. Elgort was allowed to do some of the driving and what he cou

Sleepless: Average Guy Movie Review

When you read a cast list that includes Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, David Harbour and Dermot Mulroney, you start to expect good performances and an interesting story. Unfortunately, with 'Sleepless' this is not the case. A remake of the 2001 French action movie 'Sleepless Night', Las Vegas police detective Vincent Downs (Foxx) and his partner Sean Cass (T.I.) steal 25 kilos of cocaine from a local supplier. Cocaine that was supposed to be delivered to Rob Novak, a very dangerous and unstable drug dealer. In order to retrieve their product, the supplier - casino boss Stanley Rubino (Mulroney) - has Downs' son kidnapped. Downs' attempts to return the drugs are hindered by two cops from Internal Affairs; Bryant (Monaghan) and Dennison (Harbour). What ensues is one deadly and chaotic night in a Las Vegas casino. Sleepless attempts to live up to the likes of Training Day, Street Kings, The Shield and even Die Hard in a way, but it just doesn't get clos