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 [...]
Side Effects (2013) | Review
Official Synopsis: A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.
Steven Soderbergh is a Director I generally have a lot of time for. That’s not to imply that I feel that each of his films are a hit by any stretch of the imagination, but he tends to tackle an impressively varied range of genres (see […]
Review Added: March 16th, 2013
Tagline: One pill can change your life
Happily the trailer to this film didn’t give too much away. Before we saw the film, I saw an interview with Jude Law where he said that it wasn’t a predictable film and there was a big twist which the audience wouldn’t expect. Not knowing much more than that, I [...]
Beautiful Creatures (2013) | Review
Official Synopsis: Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.
Initial appearances from the trailers screamed ‘Twilight with southern witches’ – and I’m quite sure that was entirely intentional in a hope of picking up Twilight fans feeling bereft now that the series is done – so to say that there was an element of dread […]
Review Added: February 16th, 2013
Tagline: Dark secrets will come to light
I have always had a bit of an affinity for the American South. I can’t quite explain what it is, but there is something about it that is so appealing to me. The fact that Beautiful Creatures is set in the Southern states complete with good [...]
Magic Mike (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.
Slightly misled in the sense that I was under the impression that this was a ‘click flick’ comedy revolving around the world of male strippers, there’s no excuse for the banality of the plot on offer – what is quite interesting, however, is that had the […]
Review Added: August 28th, 2012
Tagline: Work all day. Work it all night.
I think this film was always doomed to be looked down upon by critics. When you think of films featuring stripping/strippers you have Striptease (1996) and The full Monty (1997). This film deserves credit as it decided not to copy either of those films. Now we [...]
Red Lights (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.
Released very much under the radar, filling one of the seemingly few release windows this summer that doesn’t feature a comic book hero or a sequel, the combination of a strong leading cast and an interesting subject matter should have been deserving of the audience constantly […]
Review Added: August 1st, 2012
Tagline: Do you believe?
So it could be that I have found yet another film that I am simply not smart enough to get. Or perhaps it was just the culmination of little sleep and a second consecutive 13hr shift but by the end credits I already knew I would [...]