Geostorm

A network of satellites designed to control the Earth’s weather start to malfunction and threaten the world with an escalating series of devastating storms in Dean Devlin’s Geostorm. We’ve all seen disaster movies in various forms over the years and to my mind they tend to be enjoyable because of a certain schlock factor that…

Blade Runner 2049

Denis Villeneuve brings audiences back to the rain soaked Detective Noir future of Blade Runner in his long delay4d follow up Blade Runner 2049. The first question many will ask is: “Does Blade Runner need a sequel?“. The answer to that is complicated but based on the fact that the first film is a complete…

Flatliners

Five medical students obsessed with death stop their hearts to find out what happens after we die in Niels Arden Oplev’s Flatliners. Another iteration of Flatliners has been on the cards for a long time. Ideas for sequels and remakes have bounced around for years and now it finally comes to cinemas with a remake…

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Matthew Vaughn delivers a follow up dose of comedic spy action that ups the stakes and expands the mythology in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The first film was a lot of fun but lacked an obvious jumping on point for a sequel since the character arc for Eggsy (Taron Egerton) appeared to be complete so…

Logan Lucky

For those, like me, that saw the trailer for this strange looking slice of Americana and thought, “Wow, that looks weird, and wait, was that Daniel Craig?!?!”, I headed along to see if my worst fears were going to come to pass. With that in mind, I can safely say that Logan Lucky is one…

American Assassin

After his fiancé is killed right in front of him, Mitch Rapp throws himself into extreme training to seek revenge in Michael Cuesta’s American Assassin. American Assassin is really striking in its opening moment. We are introduced to Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) filming his girlfriend as he proposes to her. In a very short time the film…

Rough Night

A Bachelorette weekend goes horribly wrong when a stripper is accidentally killed and the ladies struggle with how they should deal with the problem in Lucia Aniello’s Rough Night. The premise of Rough Night couldn’t be simpler and it conjures up comparisons to The Hangover almost immediately in that it’s a group of friends running…

American Made

A pilot is recruited by the CIA for various covert jobs at the same time he becomes a drug runner for a noted Cartel in Doug Liman’s American Made. Tom Cruise takes the lead as Barry Seal; a pilot with talents that are very much wasted working on a commercial airline. This changes when he…

The Dark Tower

Stephen King’s celebrated book series receives the big screen treatment in Nikolaj Arcel’s The Dark Tower. I’ll start off by saying that I know almost nothing about The Dark Tower in any form. I know it’s a series of books that a lot of people rave about but beyond that my knowledge of it is…

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

A bodyguard is tasked with protecting a notorious Hitman so that he can be brought safely to testify against a dangerous criminal in Patrick Hughes’ The Hitman’s Bodyguard. This is one of those films where the plot doesn’t matter in the least. Any story the film has is an excuse for the main actors to…