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Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 4 out of 4 paws

The King’s Man

20th Century Studios, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marv Films and Marv Studios present an R rated, 131-minute, Action, Adventure, War, slight Comedy film, directed by Matthew Vaughn, screenplay by Vaughn, Karl Gajdusek and based on the comic book “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar with a theater release of December 22, 2021.

As many students swapped classrooms for computers over the past year, a new survey of 2,000 parents across the UK and US finds that their children’s classmates in the virtual learning setting – their pets—provided real mental health, academic and social benefits. Research has long shown the benefits of having pet interaction in a physical classroom setting and this study confirms these benefits are now being seen in virtual education environments as well. The survey reveals pets helped children cope during the pandemic -- decreasing loneliness, anxiety, and stress and providing a source of motivation for their studies helping improve academic performance. This is positive news in light of early indicators the pandemic has had a negative impact on children’s social skills and well-being, with a recent report finding over 1.5 million children in the UK alone will need additional mental health support as a consequence of the pandemic.

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws

Midway

Lionsgate, AGC Studios, Centropolis Entertainment, Entertainment One, RuYi Media, Starlight Culture Entertainment Group, Street Entertainment and The Mark Gordon Company present a PG-13, 138 minute, Action, History, Drama film based on actual events, directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Wes Tooke with a theater release date of November 8, 2019.

Inspired by the True Story of whistleblower Katharine Gun
portrayed by Keira Knightley
 
 
 
 

 
OFFICIAL SECRETS
 
DIRECTED BY GAVIN HOOD WRITTEN BY SARA BERNSTEIN + GREGORY BERNSTEIN + GAVIN HOOD
 

OFFICIAL SECRETS 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Martin Bright
The Observer's first journalist to receive the leaked email.
 
Katharine Gun
Real life whistleblower who's character is played by Keira Knightley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

About the film
Running Time 112 Minutes | Rated R
 
Synopsis: 
She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way.
 
Cast: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Indira Varma, Rhys Ifans
Director: Gavin Hood
Writers: Gregory Bernstein, Sara Bernstein, Gavin Hood
Producers: Ged Doherty, Melissa Shiyu Zuo, Elizabeth Fowler
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws

Official Secrets

IFC Films, Classified Films, Clear Pictures Entertainment, GS Media, Screen Yorkshire and The Gordon Company present an R rated, 111 minute, Biography, Drama, based on true events film directed by Gavin Hood, screenplay by Gregory Bernstein and Sara Bernstein with a theater release date of August 30, 2019.

Review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws

Hunter Killer

Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment, Hunter Killer Productions, G-Base, Hishow Entertainment, Millennium Films, Original Film, SprocketHeads and Tucker Tooley Entertainment present an R rated, 121 minute, Action, Thriller, directed by Donovan Marsh, screenplay by Arne Schmidt and Jamie Moss with a theatre release date of October 26, 2018.

Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Disruption Entertainment present a PG-13, 123 minute, action, adventure, sci-fi, directed by Gareth Edwards, written by Max Borenstein and Dave Callaham with a theater release date of May 16, 2014.