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 [...]
Prometheus (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
For all the fervent hype and subsequent runaway success of Avengers, Prometheus is, for myself, the big summer release – a return to the Alien mythos, focusing on the universe prior to Ripley and co. setting down in their Weland Corporation mining ship. With The Thing […]
Review Added: June 25th, 2012
Tagline: They went looking for our beginning. What they found could be our end.
I really wasn’t sure what to expect from this film, but after seeing the trailer I was hoping that it would focus a lot more on the archaeological discovery and subsequent finds once they make it to the planet. I was rather disappointed in this sense [...]
Men in Black 3 (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: Agent J travels in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.
Five years elapsed between the release of the movie version of Lowell Cunningham’s comic book Men In Black and the somewhat iffy sequel Men in Black II in 2002. The lukewarm critical reception for the second clearly had an impact, albeit not on ticket sales, resulting […]
Review Added: June 10th, 2012
Tagline: They are back... in time.
Having immensely enjoyed the first film at the cinema way back in 1997, but having gave the second a miss, I had wondered why Will Smith had returned to this franchise to make it into a trilogy, but having seen the film I can see why. [...]