Silver Screen Queens

Reviewing movies and the culture that surrounds them.

  • Every Wednesday
  • Averages around 39 minutes

320: The Hustle

Published 10 July 2019 • 32 minutes, 14 seconds

This reboot of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS arrived with little fanfare, but the involvement of Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson meant we were all over it!

319: Parasite

Published 3 July 2019 • 50 minutes, 11 seconds

Fresh off winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes, the latest film from Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-Ho hits cinemas. It’s less supernatural than his other work, but no less intense. We get into it.

318: Toy Story 4

Published 26 June 2019 • 46 minutes, 49 seconds

A few weeks ago, while we watched the trailer for TOY STORY 4 in a busy cinema, a small child asked loudly “why are they making a Toy Story 4?”. This week, we explore that pertinent question.

317: Men In Black: International

Published 19 June 2019 • 48 minutes, 34 seconds

After their successful team-up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth join forces in an attempt to revitalise the Men In Black franchise.

316: X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Published 12 June 2019 • 40 minutes, 10 seconds

It’s the X-Men movie you forgot was happening! The younger generation of mutants re-tell the story of Jean Grey’s metamorphosis into Dark Phoenix. Sophie Turner, aka Sansa Stark, is in the title role, but the franchise also features the not-insignificant talents of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer “I would like for my contract to be done now” Lawrence. It sure is another film in the X-men franchise!

315: Rocketman

Published 5 June 2019 • 1 hour, 1 minute

Hot on the heels of the mega-hit Bohemian Rhapsody, Elton John gets the movie musical treatment from uncredited Rhapsody (co-)director Dexter Fletcher and hot Welsh double threat Taron Egerton. Unlike that film, Rocketman takes a more fantastical approach, crafting a good old fashioned musical from Elton’s wonderful back catalogue. Unusually for a biopic, it also benefits from the involvement of its subject, who is not afraid to share the less filmic aspects of his life.

314: Aladdin (2019)

Published 29 May 2019 • 43 minutes, 8 seconds

Disney continues its “let’s re-make our beloved animated properties as live action” cash grab with Guy Ritchie’s take on the 1992 classic. Will Smith takes on Genie duties, joined by sweet newcomers Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott as Aladdin and Jasmine.

313: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Published 22 May 2019 • 45 minutes, 48 seconds

After a surprise hit, John Wick got a sequel. Now it’s become a franchise, and you know what that means: bigger names, bigger fights and a bigger universe. We process our feelings about this.

312: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Published 15 May 2019 • 44 minutes, 58 seconds

Is this a cute, funny way for the Pokémon franchise to make its way to the big screen? Or wacky Ryan Reynolds vanity project? Two Pokémon newbies investigate!

311: Long Shot

Published 8 May 2019 • 50 minutes, 53 seconds

Charlize Theron continues to dominate everything she turns her hand to, starring in this romantic comedy with Seth Rogen. Theron plays a high-ranking politician planning to run for President, and Rogen is the idealistic journalist she brings on to punch up her speeches. We laugh. A lot.