Big Boys Toys is known for shiny supercars, but this year there will be almost as much damage as there is polish!
For those who are avid fans of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) universe, you will certainly be made aware of the reigning Lightweight Champion and former Featherweight Champion, Connor McGregor. The Irish professional mixed martial artist has graced the champions board for quite some time now to the point where it’s inevitable to not know about his backstory and how his humble origins lead him to become the UFC master that he is today. Director Gavin Fitzgerald brings McGregor’s life to the big screen as he documented his life before his prime. Will the accumulated footage be enough to tell a profound story to an audience not aware of the UFC universe, or will it fall short?
For those who were avid horror film fans in the mid 2000’s, you may be aware of the infamous Saw franchise that left viewers feeling horrifyingly satisfied. Now with the eighth installment, Jigsaw, co-directed by Michael and Peter Spierig; viewers can expect another sequence of blood, violence and gore in all its glory. Will the cunning minds behind Daybreakers (2009) and Predestination (2014) be able to do justice to the Saw franchise, or will the seven-year long hiatus cause viewers to not be as hyped as they were during Saw’s prime and glory?
Real-life testimonies of sacrifice and heroism are told every day, but it is when these stories are translated into mainstream film that make the story even more profound. A perfect example for this is through Joseph Kosinki’s (Oblivion, Tron: Legacy) recent film Only the Brave, coming to NZ cinemas on November 9. This drama-based film recounts the real-life story of The Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite firemen crew from Prescott, Arizona; who encountered numerous adversities during their fight against one of the deadliest wildfires in US history back in 2013. Will Kosinki and his main cast be able to give this heart-breaking, yet empowering story justice?
After its predecessor’s release in the summer of 2016, co-directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore have recently launched its sequel Bad Moms 2, which brings the overwhelmed and overburdened Moms back together Amy, Kiki and Carla (played by Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn) to endure another rebellious phase during the occasion of Christmas; where their very own intimidating mothers are coming to visit for the seasonal holiday (played by Christine Baranksi, Cheryl Hines and Susan Sarandon). Will this sequel exceed its expectations or will the comedic magic run dry?