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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Skyfall (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Casino Royale was the Bond franchise being dragged kicking and screaming into modern cinema – Daniel Craig‘s character becoming darker and arguably more brutal; the story scaled back and made more personal. The inane over-the-top gadgetry, cheesy one-liners and near untouchable nature of the central character […]
Review Added: October 26th, 2012
Tagline: It's personal.
Here I am on my 50th review for the site, celebrating 50 years of James Bond and having just viewed the latest instalment. It’s going to be a bit of a mixed review really because there were some things which I loved and others which were [...]
Sinister (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: Found footage helps a true-crime author realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Halloween always ensures a run of horror movies, oft dominated by the franchises that are presumably considered to be the closest thing to low-risk coin-spinners for the studios – Paranormal Activity and Saw having laid claim to the ghoulish release crown over recent years. In an […]
Review Added: October 21st, 2012
Tagline: Once you see him, nothing can save you.
With the “from the makers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious” splashed all over the trailers I was a bit unsure about this film falling into the gap of what had been done new and differently in these two films. I thought both stood out and was [...]