Film Review – Rough Night

The opening ten minutes of this film are so utterly dire that I began to feel like I was in for a long 90 minutes. Instead, this comedy caterpillar (or should that be centipede, if you’ve seen it already) blossoms into one of the funniest and downright wrong comedies in years. Taking the template for…

Film Review – The Mummy

Geez, settle down people. The Mummy isn’t nearly as bad as critics are saying. For me it is a classic attempt at a B Movie and I sure hope The Mummy is supposed to be a tonne of fun, because that’s what I got out of it. Russell Crowe opens the film with a voiceover…

Film Review – 20th Century Women

The first time I saw the trailer for this one, months ago, I thought “That looks like it is going to be excellent”. I was right. The film went on to earn two Golden Globe Nominations for Best Picture and Best Actress for Annette Bening, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. This…

Film Review – Wonder Woman

Damn. I really wanted to love Wonder Woman and at times I did. Overall though, the film relies too heavily on tried and tested tropes to get us to a CGI reliant climax that left me feeling cold, instead of warm and fuzzy. We first meet Princess Diana as she is sneaking a peek at…

Film Review – Baywatch

If this snippet from the 1976 Paramount Pictures release Lifeguard is any indication, then movies about lifesavers at the beach should be pretty sexy… In the case of the 2017 Paramount Pictures film Baywatch The Movie, nobody read that memo as there are plenty of sexy bodies on offer but no sexual activity (at least…

Film Review – The Osiris Child – Science Fiction Volume One

This extremely impressive science fiction action film from Australian director Shane Abess has a lot going for it. What he has been able to create on a limited budget rivals the best offerings of the genre including Star Wars, The Matrix and Blade Runner. The make-up, costumes, special effects, both visual and physical are second…

Film Review – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Guy Ritchie. I guess you either love or hate him & his chop-chop style of movie-making. An influence on Matthew Vaughn (Kingsmen) and surely a swag of young filmmakers at home in the UK, and abroad, with his frenetic and kinetic energy in films like ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels‘, ‘Snatch‘ and his two ‘Sherlock…

Film Review – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

In a visual sense, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is at the top of it’s game. Take a look at the picture below of Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha: The Golden High Priestess and the leader of the Sovereign people, one of the first alien races we meet in this follow up to the phenomenal Guardians…

Film Review – Alien: Covenant

Following on from the unjustifiably maligned Alien prequel Prometheus, Alien: Covenant sees another ship in deep space respond to an audio “echo” transmission and set down on a previously uncharted planet, where the crew encounter the remnants of a lost civilisation. While Prometheus boasted a strong and diverse cast including Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Noomi…