Gravity (2013) | Review
Official Synopsis: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
Despite the acclaim of his 2006 release Children of Men, Alfonso Cuarón has made everyone wait for his next Directorial feature movie – a seven year release cycle putting even Damien Rice to shame. Almost as surprisingly, two of the biggest names working in Hollywood were […]
Review Added: November 18th, 2013
Tagline: Don't Let Go
I am not the biggest fan of space based movies. Maybe it’s the silence juxtaposes against the inherent ever-present danger, the fact that if something goes wrong it goes really wrong or maybe it really is that in space no one can hear you scream. Well [...]
Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) | Review
Official Synopsis: After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
For someone that grew up as a fan of Star Trek, and falling on that side of the Star Trek/Star Wars ‘fence’ despite the lack of a gritty feel, I initially had very mixed feelings about the JJ Abrams-powered reboot, particularly given the age of the […]
Review Added: May 9th, 2013
Tagline: In our darkest hour, when our leaders have fallen, a hero will rise.
When considering the penchant of the Blue Corner to Wax lyrical about Star Trek and other geek programming, here we are with a chance to review an actual Star Trek film. We saw in 3D in our local and from a few of the audible ‘ohhhs’ [...]
Oblivion (2013) | Review
Official Synopsis: A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.
As part of a two man crew responsible for defending the Earth’s few precious remaining natural resources after a devastating alien attack, Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) works alongside partner Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) to maintain a series of aerial defence drones used for shielding the nearby harvesters […]
Review Added: April 16th, 2013
Tagline: Earth is a memory worth fighting for.
In some ways I feel I was duped into seeing this film, even though I actually picked it. From the trailer, which I was thankful for once didn’t seem to give too much away, I decided that it all seemed very WALL-E but with people instead [...]
This Is 40 (2013) | Review
Official Synopsis: A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of Knocked Up.
Recycling two of the characters from 2007’s Knocked Up, Judd Apatow’s ‘This is 40’ focuses on the Los Angeles based couple Pete (Paul Rudd) & Debbie (Leslie Mann) over the course of a week that sees both turn 40. Whilst this is very much a sour […]
Review Added: April 15th, 2013
Tagline: The Sort-of Sequel to 'Knocked Up'
With my history of not liking the hyped ‘hilarious’ comedies, choosing this film on a bit of a whim could have proved somewhat disastrous for me. Being from the house of Judd Apatow and proudly waving the ‘ unofficial sequel to knocked up’ tagline made me scared. I didn’t like [...]
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) | Review
Official Synopsis: The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.
Whilst the Marvel Comics and Hasbro branded toys sold massively well in the 80s, the first attempt at turning this into a live-action film franchise akin to the Transformers series wasn’t the greatest, although having just finished re-watching it I will hold my hands up and […]
Review Added: April 14th, 2013
Tagline: Do you have what it takes?
Oh dear. Oh dear. Where does one start on a review for this film? Well, it’s bad. If you haven’t seen it and if you want a mindless blowing stuff up, butch muscle bound ‘hell yeah’ with a blended bit of comic book sillyness thrown in [...]