Mortal Kombat

Simon McQuoid’s Mortal Kombat adapts the popular and violent video game series into a modern action blockbuster movie. The default expectation from video game to movie adaptations is still that they will be bad. Sonic the Hedgehog and Detective Pikachu stand out as personal exceptions for me but the quality level from other attempts to…

Life

A team of astronauts are terrorised by an alien life form discovered on Mars in Daniel Espinosa’s sci-fi horror Life. Before I get started, there are a number of reports floating around the internet that this film could be a backdoor prequel to a solo film featuring Spider-Man villain Venom. To help manage your expectations…

Mr. Holmes

Sir Ian McKellan becomes the latest actor to embody the legendary Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon’s Mr. Holmes. This version is a bit of a departure from the recent Robert Downey Jr. or Benedict Cumberbatch portrayals of the character as the film depicts him at the end of his life. There’s a subtle tragedy to…