2010's, 7 Candles, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Uncategorized

MIRROR MIRROR (2012) – Review


2012 DIRECTOR: Tarzem Singh 70/100 I finally got around to watching this 2012 Snow White adaptation after 8 years an was pleasantly surprised. I missed it at the time, put off by what appeared to be a kids movie, favouring the mediocre Snow White and the Huntsman, in the Cinema instead. I misjudged both films… Continue reading MIRROR MIRROR (2012) – Review

2010's, 2017, Drama, Historical, Steven Spielberg

THE POST (2017) – REVIEW


Somewhat misleading image, which is Not from the film... 2017 DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg 75/100 The gentle pacing of this look at the release of not only the Pentagon Papers, but the reaffirment of press freedom in the United States under Nixon's dubious leadership, is typical of what we have come to expect from Steven Spielberg… Continue reading THE POST (2017) – REVIEW

1970's, 1980's, 1990's, 2000's, 2010's, Action, Adventure, Animation, Epic, Fantasy, J.J. ABRAMS, Science Fiction, Star Wars, War

STAR WARS SEQUEL TRILOGY: TIME TO HATE THE HATE


In recent years, as in Star Wars since The Force Awakens, we, as in myself, my better half and my teenage stepson have made the trip on opening night to see the latest addition to the galaxy far, far away. We also go with my parents, who I have been with to see every one… Continue reading STAR WARS SEQUEL TRILOGY: TIME TO HATE THE HATE

2010's, TV, War

WAR MACHINE (2017) – QUICK REVIEW


2017 DIRECTOR: David Michod 58/100 Brad Pitt delivers a slightly odd performance as an idealistic U.S., Glen McMahon, seemingly channelling his turn as Aldo Reine from Inglorious Basterds (2008), but with a more sincere edge. I must admit that the exploits General McMahon were a complete mystery to me being from the UK so I… Continue reading WAR MACHINE (2017) – QUICK REVIEW

2010's, Action, James Cameron, Science Fiction, Thriller

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE (2019) – ANALYSIS & REVIEW


2019 DIRECTOR: Tim Miller 70/100 A lot has been said about this film and indeed, the franchise's return as a whole. Following on from the soft, in more ways than one, reboot that was Terminator: Genisys back in 2015, this is one of those sequels which are really starting to piss me off! Not a… Continue reading TERMINATOR: DARK FATE (2019) – ANALYSIS & REVIEW

2010's, 3D, Documentary

THE ULTIMATE WAVE: TAHITI IMAX 3D (2010) – QUICK REVIEW


2010 DIRECTOR: Steven Low 60/100 What's to say? It looks good. But being as this is a low budget IMAX documentary about surfing, plot is not really high on the agenda. But as with all IMAX documentaries, this splits its 45 minute runtime between some pretty decent surfing footage (though I have to admit that… Continue reading THE ULTIMATE WAVE: TAHITI IMAX 3D (2010) – QUICK REVIEW

2010's, Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction

THE MONSTER-VERSE: THE STORY SO FAR… – REVIEW


2014, 2017, 2019 DIRECTORS: Gareth Edward's, Jordan Vogt-Roberts & Michael Dougherty My ratings of the Monster-Verse so far... Beginning with Godzilla in 2014, the 1998 debacle has been consigned to history, finally a decent westernized version of the Toho classic, Gojira was finally realised. This version of Godzilla was modified not just for the 21st… Continue reading THE MONSTER-VERSE: THE STORY SO FAR… – REVIEW

1990's, 2000's, 2010's, Action, Adventure, Drama, Epic, Fantasy, J.J. ABRAMS, Science Fiction, Star Wars, War

STAR WARS: PREQUELS Vs SEQUELS…


After watching this video from the rather dubious movie rating site Rotten Tomatoes, a site who's impartiality has been called in to question in recent years, I felt the need to compose a short response... https://youtu.be/FzNZS7-Hsdc "It's a tough one. Whilst would I concur with his choices generally, I also agree that the Prequel's crowd… Continue reading STAR WARS: PREQUELS Vs SEQUELS…

2010's, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction

SERENITY (2019) – QUICK REVIEW


2019 DIRECTOR: Steven Knight 50/100 This! From the man who brought us British television hit Peaky Blinders! This! A mediocre film noir which is almost saved by a bizzare yet intriguing left turn twist half way through, which up until this point, was an unremarkable chiche-fest about fish... The fact that the twist kind if… Continue reading SERENITY (2019) – QUICK REVIEW

2010's, 2015, Uncategorized

CHAPPiE (2015) – REVIEW


2015 DIRECTOR: Neill Blomkamp 75/100 Robocop meets Short Circuit, Chappie is Neill Blomkamp's follow up to District 9 (2010) and Elysium (2012). Both of which have starred Sharlto Copley. Here, he voices Chappie, a defunct police robot which has been programmed with a new A.I. system. But soon, falls into the hands of some punk-ass… Continue reading CHAPPiE (2015) – REVIEW