The Disaster Artist

The story of the making of what many consider to be the worst film of all time is chronicled in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist I’ll start by addressing the biggest question that people will have before going into this film. Whether it’s essential to see The Room or not will probably inform many decisions to…

Justice League

DC brings together their own team of superheroes to stop an alien threat before it can wipe out all life as we know it in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. After the monumental success of Marvel’s shared cinematic universe experiment everyone else has been rushing to create their own with limited success. DC had all the…

Paddington 2

The lovably accident prone bear with good manners and a heart of gold returns for another cinematic outing in Paul King’s Paddington 2. Paddington’s first cinematic outing was such a joy to watch that I’ll admit I was eagerly anticipating a second instalment. Everything about the first film fit together neatly and the end result…

Only the Brave

Joseph Kosinski’s Only the Brave tells the true life story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots; a group of firefighters working to protect towns from quickly spreading fires. The natural world is possibly the most frightening antagonist that can be used in any kind of media. Fire in particular is something that pretty much everyone can…

Happy Death Day

So, cards on the table time: I’m not really one for horror movies, and in fact even less so of slasher horror movies. My ability to suspend my disbelief long enough to care about the characters just doesn’t stretch that far, and as a result I am left very un-scared and very frustrated by the…

Thor: Ragnarok

The God of Thunder goes on a cosmic adventure in an attempt to save Asgard from an Apocalyptic threat in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok. There’s a recurring criticism that comes out when people talk about Marvel Movies. It is often said that the films all follow a slavish house style that doesn’t allow the individual…

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…