IT: Chapter Two

The better of Stephen King adaptations tend to be from stories absent of supernatural horror (such as The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, Misery, Stand by Me and Gerald’s Game), so to get people on board with one driven entirely by such an aspect was quite an achievement for 2017’s IT. Upon release, the film…

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man

After the universe altering events of Avengers: Endgame; Peter Parker and his pals take a summer trip to Europe where the young webslinger finds himself recruited by superspy Nick Fury to stop a world ending threat in Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home. The inclusion of Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is something that…

Aladdin

Aladdin

Disney continues their quest to remake their entire animated back catalogue with Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin. You would be forgiven for thinking that the live action remakes of animated classics is little more than a cynical cash grab. The quality so far has been fairly high for the most part even if they aren’t bringing anything…

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Pikachu

A young man mourning the mysterious death of his father teams up with a talking Pikachu who wants to be a detective in Rob Letterman’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu. It goes without saying that Pokémon is a massive phenomenon that has endured for quite some time. The relative simplicity of the early games won over legions…

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Phoenix

The X-Men find themselves faced with a threat from within when one of their own gains unimaginable power that they are unable to control in Simon Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix. It has been 19 years since the release of Bryan Singer’s X-Men; a film that would end up having a significant contribution to the superhero…

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

John Wick

Legendary assassin John Wick is on the run after being declared excommunicado from the organisation he was once a part of and has to survive being hunted in Chad Stahelski’s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. The John Wick franchise has been a rare treat in the action genre. So many badly executed action movies are…

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers

The Avengers assemble one last time for an epic battle to fix reality itself in Anthony and Joe Russo’s Avengers: Endgame. This is one of the hardest reviews I have ever had to write because the secrecy attached to this film is unprecedented. Avengers: Infinity War was closely guarded but even that was nothing compared…

Shazam!

Shazam

An orphaned teenager gains the ability to become an adult superhero from a dying Wizard in David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! Warner Brothers have been working tirelessly to salvage the DC movie franchise after several critical and financial disappointments. It was clear their grim and joyless approach wasn’t working but steps have been taken to correct that…

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

The Marvel Cinematic Universe heads back to the 90s to introduce a new superhero in Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel. Avengers: Endgame is mere weeks away but in the meantime Marvel take the opportunity to introduce a character who will be important in that film. Marvel often excel in bringing characters to life…

Happy Death Day 2U

Happy Death Day

Tree Gelbman faces another round of time loop shenanigans when she finds herself stuck reliving the same day once again in Christopher Landon’s Happy Death Day 2U. Happy Death Day was a nice surprise. I didn’t see it until fairly recently and was really impressed with it. The cast was good, it was self aware…