Luxor (2020) Movie Review

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Luxor is a slow moving romance.

Director: Zeina Durra

Writer: Zeina Durra (Screenplay)

Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Michael lands, Shereen Reda, Karim Saleh, Ahmed Talaat, Janie Aziz

Plot: When British aid worker Hana returns to the ancient city of Luxor, she meets former lover Sultan. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present.

Runtime: 1 Hour 25 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Luxor starts see British Aid Worker Hana (Riseborough) return to Luxor for a break. When she meets up with her former lover Sultan (Saleh). Meanwhile she gets to experience the past once again, looking back on her life and where it is now.

She is left in an impossible position of being proud of what she did with her life and lost about what could have been with Sultan and her life in general.

Thoughts on Luxor

Luxor is a reflective movie that will look to show the struggles life offers, when you start to wonder if you made the right choices or not. The pace lets everything take its time looking back through life. Showing what could have been and what should have been for the best, might not have been what they wanted.

This pace will hold the film back, because it will end up with not much happening. Leading us down a path of everything just dragging along. The romance never feeling as genuine as the film would like it to be and leaving us wanting a lot more from the film. The performances are solid enough, without them needing to do anything to make anything standout on any other levels for us.

Planes (2013) Movie Review

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ABC Film Challenge – Animation – P – Planes (2013)

Director: Klay Hall

Writer: Jeffrey M Howard (Screenplay) John Lasseter, Klay Hal, Jeffrey M Howard (Story)

Starring: (Voice Talents) Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Plot: A crop dusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race.

Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Planes starts as a crop duster Dusty, dreams of being a racing plane. Turning to a former fighter plane Skipper to learn how to be fast and smoother in the sky.

After Dusty qualifies for the world aerial race. He must train to compete in the competition. Where the more prepared planes look to stop Dusty making an impact within the race.

Thoughts on Planes

Planes is an animated adventure movie that takes place above the Cars world. Whereby we get an unlikely hero needing to fight for their place in a race that doesn’t realistic stand a chance in this style of race. Meanwhile the experienced racers spend more time trying to take out Dusty, than just being the better racer.

This will fill out everything you should expect from an animated movie that wants to tell the story about fitting in and chasing your dreams. This isn’t going to be the most interesting, but it will entertain for the most part.

Final Thoughts Planes is an easy to watch animated movie.

The Ghost Lights – Release News

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The Ghost Lights is on digital August 26 followed by the Terror Films Channel September 2 and Kings of Horror on Sep 9.

Coming this August to from Terror Films, The Ghost Lights, a spine-chilling new science-fiction thriller about a journalist on the search for truth about extra-terrestrial life.

A journalist returns home after the death of her father and discovers a mysterious cassette tape describing strange disappearances and mysterious lights appearing in the skies of West Texas. In an effort to connect with the memory of her late father, she sets out on a cross-state road trip to discover the truth.

Billy Blair (Jonah Hex), Katreeva Phillips and John Francis McCullagh uncover an X-File in this summer’s most intriguing genre jaunt.

Says director Timothy Stevens, “If I were to choose a theme for 2020, it would be loss. And we did lose so much- jobs, our ways of life, and in some tragic cases our friends and loved ones. This film too is about loss and the inevitable regret that follows. We wish we could go back, say something we always meant to say but never made the time, pay attention when we were too self-obsessed to notice, or make a different decision before it was too late. The Ghost Lights seeks to explore the darkness of this guilt and possibilities of reconciliation, even across time itself.”