The Martian (which you can read my review for here) stars Matt Damon as astronaut/botanist Mark Watney who is marooned on Mars when his NASA teammates leave him behind on the planet after fearing him dead. With a short supply of food and water and no communications system, Mark must use his scientific knowledge and … More Top 5 Matt Damon Performances
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
Legendary director Ridley Scott has brought the world classic films such as Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down and American Gangster. His most recent batch of flicks, however, have been anything but classic as the quality of Robin Hood, Prometheus, The Counselor and Exodus: Gods and Kings has ranged from disappointing to bad to downright awful (I’m especially talking about you The Counselor!). … More The Martian Review
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
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
“London in the 60s, everyone had a story about the Krays,” proclaims the attention-grabbing the opening line of the film. This appears to have been the case as the fact that the rich and famous of the era regularly rubbed shoulders with the crimelord Kray twins made them cult figures whose iconic status still lives on today.
Fast forward to 2015 and after a number of books, documentaries and the 1990 film The Krays, as director Brian Hegelend (writer of L.A. Confidential and director of A Knights Tale) brings Legend into cinemas to recount the legacy of Reggie and Ronnie Kray. … More Legend Review
Hitman: Agent 47 is the second attempt at adapting the popular Hitman videogames series into a Hollywood hit film. The first attempt Hitman (2007) tried and failed miserably to turn the beloved videogames into a successful film franchise as not many people went to see it and even people fewer liked it. The production and … More Hitman: Agent 47 Review
We Are Your Friends stars Zac Efron as 23 year old Cole Carter, an aspiring DJ who along with his three best buds dreams of escaping his small time San Fernando Valley roots and making it big in the LA club scene. The four friends – Cole, Mason, Ollie and Squirrel – work at a … More We Are Your Friends Review
“Straight outta Compton, crazy motherf***er named Ice Cube/ from the gang called N***az With Attitude”. This is the explosive first bar of the opening track of legendary hip hop group N.W.A’s classic debut album, which gave the mainstream music audience its first ever taste of “gangsta rap”. Nearly 30 years later, Straight Outta Compton tells … More Straight Outta Compton Review
Holidays, or vacations as my American readers would call them (yes I have American readers because we international outchea baby!), can go one of either two ways. They can be unforgettable experiences which you will always treasure or they can be disappointing trips which you will never want to look back on. Unfortunately, Vacation is … More Vacation (2015) Review