Visionary director Guillermo Del Toro has given the world many cinematic treats including his breakthrough effort, the dark fantasy Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), supernatural superhero flicks in the Hellboy franchise and big budget robot-vs-monster mayhem in Pacific Rim (2012). The Mexican returns to his gothic roots with his new film Crimson Peak.
Set in late 19th century New York, Crimson Peak stars Mia Wasikowska (2010’s Alice in Wonderland) as Edith Cushing, an aspiring author whose fiction about ghosts is inspired by a traumatic childhood haunting. She’s the daughter of wealthy self-made industrialist Carter Cushing (Jim Beaver). … More Crimson Peak Review
The UK has many dark corners in its history which it would prefer to keep well under wraps but thankfully Suffragette lifts the lid on one of the nation’s most ugliest and immoral periods.
Before 1918, the male dominated society meant that women weren’t entitled to vote until a radical group of frustrated ladies – labelled suffragettes – used both peaceful and violent protests to enforce change. Suffragette tells the story of how a group of the movement’s foot soldiers kick started the revolution for equality. … More Suffragette Review
Everybody knows the tale of Peter Pan – the legend of the boy who never grows up has stood the test of time ever since it was first told in J.M Barrie’s 1911 novel Peter and Wendy. After a number of adaptations, both live action and animated, the well-known story is reimagined once again – this time as a prequel in the form of Pan. … More Pan Review
On August 7 1974, Frenchman Phillipe Petit performed a ludicrously death-defying stunt which grabbed the attention of the world: he walked a tight-rope between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
After the 2008 Oscar award winning documentary Man On Wire detailed the outrageous event from Phillipe’s point of view, visionary director Robert Zemeckis – who helmed the Back to the Future trilogy, Forrest Gump and Flight – puts a dramatic spin on the real life tale. … More The Walk Review
The Intern sees two of Hollywood’s biggest past and present talents work side by side in this light-hearted comedy drama. Legendary actor Robert De Niro plays Ben Whittaker, a 70 year old widower who decides life’s too short for retirement and takes up the ‘Senior intern programme’ at fast-growing online fashion store ‘About the Fit’. … More The Intern Review
With a career spanning 50 years and over 90 films, Robert De Niro has undoubtedly certified himself as one of the greatest actors of all time. Not only has the legendary thespian, aged 72, starred in some of the best films ever made, he’s also created some of the most iconic characters to ever grace … More Top Five Robert De Niro Performances
Sicario stars Emily Blunt (Edge of Tommorrow) as FBI kidnap response agent Kate Macer. The film begins with Kate seemingly on a routine raid on a Mexican drug cartel safe house in the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona. The bust takes a horrific turn for the worst as there’s a gruesome discovery and an unexpected disaster which leaves Kate and her FBI team rattled. … More Sicario Review
What’s the highest you’ve ever been? For me it would be that one time I had some super-strong… Oops I think I worded that question wrong. I meant to say what’s the highest up you’ve ever been? For many, like me, it would probably be up in an aeroplane. But around 4000 people worldwide can say for them it’s been at the top of Mount Everest.
Hollywood has visited the world’s tallest mountain (standing at a whopping 29,029 ft) a number of times before but never in such big budget style. … More Everest Review
The recent batch of films franchises based on young adult novels have been a mixed bag. The Hunger Games films were mostly excellent whereas the two Divergent series films were pretty poor. Both Maze Runner movies are somewhere in the middle – just plain old average.
The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials is very similar in terms of quality to the first Maze Runner – it has an intriguing first hour or so and then descends deeply into daftness in the second half. … More The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials Review
Legend tells the story of the notorious Kray twins – the infamous pair of identical brothers who ruled London’s criminal underworld in the 19060s while becoming cult figures at the same time. Tom Hardy, one of the best working actors today, plays both the cheeky-chappie Reggie Kray and the shy awkward Ronnie Kray in a … More Top 5 Tom Hardy Performances