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Moustache Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide Part 3 | The Banker

It seems that these strange times we find ourselves in, aren't going away anytime soon. So we're going to continue spending the majority of our time indoors. Which means it's time for the latest in our Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide, this time we're looking at 'The Banker' on Apple TV+.

Click here to check out Part 1 and Part 2.


Two enterprising businessman - Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson) - are looking to get into real estate and banking, not an easy thing for two Black men in 1960's America. Their solution? Get a white guy to be the face of the business.


Sad to say, there's a lot of controversy surrounding this movie, which is the very reason for the delayed - and hushed - release of what was supposed to be a big Oscar contender for Apple. Bernard Garrett's son, Bernard Jr. - a man at the centre of this production - was accused by his half sisters of sexual abuse. As a result of all this the movie is now descri…

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…

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…

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME | Another Moustache Trailer Reaction

With Endgame taking the world by storm, we're now in a better place to appreciate the aftermath of what has happened. First up, Spider-Man: Far From Home. Needless to say there will be many spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, so if you haven't seen it stop reading now. If you have seen it, but haven't seen the new Far From Home Trailer - or you just want to watch it again - check it out below.
*Spoiler Warning* 


We join Peter Parker (Tom Holland) at a low point in Far From Home. The poor kid has suffered a lot in his life, having lost his parents and his Uncle Ben, now he has the loss of his friend and mentor to deal with as well. It makes sense that the superhero life would be getting a bit much for him, and that he just wants to take a break, be a kid for a while. Obviously this being a superhero movie, that's not going to happen, no matter how many times he ignores Nick Fury's (Samuel L. Jackson) calls. Holland has demonstrated some real talent in this role, and his …

Captain Marvel | Average Guy Movie Review

During a mission for Starforce, Kree warrior 'Vers' (Brie Larson) tracks a group of Skrulls - lead by Talos (Ben Medelsohn) - to Earth circa 1995. There she discovers that they are searching for a hidden device, one that could tip the balance of the war between these two races in the Skrulls' favour. But does 'Vers' have more of a connection to this planet than she first realised? The only person willing to help her find out is a young Agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) of S.H.I.E.L.D.


Directing team Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck deliver an origin story for what is considered to be the most powerful hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Carol Danvers - A.K.A. 'Vers', A.K.A. Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). But in order to do it, they have thrown the Marvel Guide to Origin Stories right out the window. When we first meet 'Vers', she already has her powers and no memory of her life before gaining them. Which means the audience gets to discover who she is al…

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.…

Incredibles 2 | Average Guy Movie Review

After their dealings with The Underminer (John Ratzenberger) are met with less than favourable reactions from the government and the public, Mr Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) and Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) are approached by the Deavour siblings, who have a plan to legalise supers. Winston (Bob Odenkirk) and Evelyn (Catherine Keener) - the heads of a major tech company - want to spearhead a campaign to promote the positive work of superheroes and they want Elastigirl to be their figurehead. Which means while Helen is out saving people, Bob faces his toughest challenge yet...staying home to take care of the kids.


It has been 14 years since the Parr family were last in the cinemas - the longest hiatus between movies in any Pixar franchise. The question is: was it worth the wait? Well in a word, abso-frigging-lutely! Incredibles 2 is rip-roaring fun from start to finish and more than lives up to its predecessor, in fact you could say it's on par (pardon the pu…