Alita: Battle Angel (2019) – ROBOTS FIGHTING!!!

Released: 14th February
Seen: 15th February

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In 1991 the first volume of the manga Battle Angel Alita, or Gunnm as it’s known in Japan, was released. The series would follow the titular Alita, a cyborg with no memories except for a very particular fighting style that she ends up using to become a bounty hunter. The series ran 9 volumes between ’91 and ’95, with several follow up series continuing the story of Alita. The series is actually still being released today with an English release date for the latest one meant to come out at the end of April this year… and, as if always the case with these adaptations, I never read the original manga. My research tells me that this movie comprises of the first 4 volumes in the series… you can tell, you can seriously tell.

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Only The Brave

Released 30th November (Australia)

Seen 1st December

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Directed by Joseph Kosinski
Written by Sean Flynn
Produced by Black Label Media, Di Bonaventura Pictures & Condé Nast Entertainment
Starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, Taylor Kitsch & Jennifer Connelly

On June 30th of 2013, a team of elite firefighters known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots went to work trying to contain the Yarnell Hill Fire. That fire would become the deadliest fire in Arizona’s history and would claim the lives of 19 of the firefighters who went to do their job. This is their story.

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