Movie Review: The Game (1997)

Starring: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger and Sean Penn Directed by: David Fincher A wealthy banker is given a mysterious gift by his brother for his birthday. The gift is to take part in a game where the details are rather vague but soon after the game starts his life begins to turn upside down […]

Movie Review: I Kill Giants (2017)

Starring: Madison Wolfe, Zoe Saldana and Imogen Poots Directed by: Anders Walter A young girl who is a loner in school and at home lives in a world of fantasy as a giant killer and protector to the town she lives in as she struggles to cope with life’s hardships. I Kill Giants was a […]

Movie Review: Last Vegas (2013)

Starring: Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Michael Douglas Directed by: Jon Turteltaub Four lifelong friends who are entering the latter stages of life all come together for a weekend in Vegas for a bachelor party for their last remaining unwed friend. Four of the biggest actors of yesteryear come together to produce a feel […]

Movie Review: Jigsaw (2017)

Starring: Tobin Bell, Matt Passmore and Laura Vandervoort Directed by: Michael and Peter Spierig 10 years after the infamous Jigsaw killer died, bodies start turning up around the city to imply a copycat killer until the clues left behind on the bodies point towards the deceased. I can’t believe it’s been 14 years since the […]

October 2018…Movie Roundup

Yet again another month has whizzed by but this month I’ve been a little preoccupied with other stuff rather than movies so I didn’t manage to get round to as many as I’d like but 18 is a pretty good return. Both my wife and I celebrate our birthdays in October plus we also had […]

OT: Awesome Cake

So today, ladies and gentlemen I celebrate my 30th birthday, it’s a scary number for some as the youthfulness of being in your twenties seems like a distant memory but for me it’s just a new chapter in my life which has me excited for the future. There’s a lot of stuff going on in […]

Movie Review: Hickok (2017)

Starring: Luke Hemsworth, Kris Kristofferson and Trace Adkins Directed by: Timothy Woodward Jr. The legendary story of gunslinger and lawman Wild Bill Hickok who is tasked with taming a wild cow-town in the West. He has to deliver his brand of rough justice as he tries to make Abilene a safer place to be and […]

Movie Review: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro and Tobey Maguire Directed by: Terry Gilliam A journalist and his crazed lawyer travel to Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race in the desert. While in Vegas they go on a psychedelic trip aided by a concoction of drugs and booze in search for the “American Dream”. Besides […]

Movie Review: The Angel (2018)

Starring: Marwan Kenzari, Toby Kebbell and Maisa Abd Elhadi Directed by: Ariel Vromen The true story of Ashraf Marwan, The former Egyptian President Nasser’s son-in-law and special advisor to his successor Anwar Sadat. Despite being an important person within Egypt he simultaneously became a precious asset to Israel during the 70’s as he attempted to […]

Movie Review: The Funhouse Massacre (2015)

Starring: Matt Angel, Renee Dorian and Jere Burns Directed by: Andy Palmer Six of the sickest psychopaths that have been kept in an asylum for the criminally insane escape and start terrorising an unsuspecting crowd attending a Halloween themed Funhouse inspired by their various reigns of terror. I don’t generally watch many slasher horror movies […]

Movie Review: Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe and Michelle Yeoh Directed by: Rob Marshall Nitta Sayuri transforms from humble beginnings in a fishing village to being one of Japan’s most celebrated Geisha. She tells her story of servitude and discipline as she becomes desired and sought after throughout Japan’s social middle class. This is one of many […]

Movie Review: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

Starring: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner and Bruce Spence Directed by: George Miller and George Ogilvie After being exiled from one of the more advanced towns in post apocalyptic Australia, Max returns with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town’s ruler, Aunty Entity. A few years ago when my wife and I first […]

Movie Review: The Lone Ranger (2013)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer and William fichtner Directed by: Gore Verbinski Native American warrior Tonto recalls the story of John Reid, a man of the law turned legend of justice as he transforms into the Lone Ranger. Another Johnny Depp movie! I feel like I’ve been watching a lot of him recently with both […]

Movie Review: Revolutionary Road (2008)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and David Harbour Directed by: Sam Mendes A young couple living the suburban life during the 1950’s struggle to come to terms with their problems as their marriage is in dire need of saving. They decide to try and follow their goals and move away to find meaning in their […]

Movie Review: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck and Jeffrey Jones Directed by: John Hughes Ferris Bueller is a senior in high school and has decided to take a sick day from school. He’s joined by his girlfriend and best friend as they seek an adventure despite his principal being highly skeptical and determined to prove Ferris is […]

Movie Review: The Little Prince (2015)

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard Directed by: Mark Osborne A little girl lives in a very grown up world and her mother does everything she can to prepare her for the future. The Aviator who lives next door introduces the little girl to a story about the Little Prince, which is a […]

Movie Review: Doctor Strange (2016)

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor Directed by: Scott Derrickson A brilliant neurosurgeon has his life turned upside down after a near death accident. Dealing with the aftermath of the accident Dr. Stephen Strange goes on a journey of physical and spiritual healing. I’ve mentioned a few times in previous Marvel movie reviews […]

Movie Review: Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017)

Starring: Bruce Willis, Jason Momoa and Thomas Middleditch Directed by: Mark Cullen A private investigator in Los Angeles has his personal and professional life thrust into one as he tries to get back his stolen dog back from a gang headed by a ruthless drug dealer. I’m going to start by admitting that I wasn’t […]

Movie Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore and David Kelly Directed by: Tim Burton Willy Wonka, a master chocolatier, runs a competition where 5 lucky people who find his golden tickets will be invited to explore his chocolate factory. As a child I used to really love the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as any […]