8th August 2018 | Films
Imagine a world were 98% of young people have been wiped out.
It’s difficult to imagine; but The Darkest Minds (the new film from the producers of Stranger Things and Arrival) is set in that world. Those who have survived the virus have done so by developing superhuman powers… only, the Government has declared them a threat and have placed all young people in internment camps.
Well, not all of them. Obviously, there are those who escape looking for a better life. But, even so, everything might not be how it seems.
Looking between the lines, The Darkest Minds is one big metaphor. In the real world, young people are ignored and underestimated. Those who defy the odds can often be demonised for success… and those who don’t fit the mould are often on the run to find acceptance.
The film centres around Ruby Daly (played by Amandla Stenberg) – her journey starts when she discovers her powers whilst, accidentally, erasing herself from her parents’ memories. We interviewed her about the film and her activism.
WR: How did you get involved in ‘The Darkest Minds’?
AS: The role was actually offered to me. I think there was interest in me partly because I have spoken out on issues like cultural appropriation and Black Lives Matter. Since the character is a leader, or at least reaches the point of being a leader during the course of the movie, I think they felt I had some of Ruby’s qualities. Also, I went to school with [the film’s producer] Shawn Levy’s daughter and he knew my work.
WR: On which note, how much did you feel like you could relate to Ruby?
AS: Ruby is dealing with a lot of issues. She has…
2nd August 2018 | Films
Alec Feldman doesn’t normally have a film reviews feature on his show. But after being semi-dragged to see Mamma Mia 2 in the cinema, he felt a sudden urge to start one.
Mamma Mia 2 is the follow-up to the 2008 smash hit film adaption to 'Mamma Mia' - based on the music of ABBA. Whilst the 2008 movie was based on the 1999 musical of the same name, the sequel is a brand new story and stars Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Cher, and Meryl Streep.
Now, Alec Feldman is not a fan of musicals at the best of times. So, let’s just say he had some... strong feelings about this one. Hear his full review below.
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Listen to Alec Feldman's review of Mamma Mia 2... and the strong feelings he has about the film. (9 minutes)
25th July 2018 | Films
The latest film in the Mission Impossible franchise is here and it's safe to say that - once again - Tom Cruise and his IMF team prove that nothing is really impossible.
Mission: Impossible - Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission goes wrong.
With director Christopher McQuarrie back at the helm of the film (having directed 2015's 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'), the dynamic cast are joined by Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett and Vanessa Kirby for a truly thrilling movie.
Henry Cavill stars as August Walker, a CIA assassin working for the Special Activities Division tasked with eliminating Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team. Alec Feldman interviewed him about performing stunts in the franchise and his controversial mustache.