Movie Review: Venom (2018)

Starring: Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed and Michelle Williams Directed by: Ruben Fleischer Eddie Brock’s life and career is destroyed by the powerful Carlton Drake who strives for greatness. After Eddie breaks into Drake’s high security lab a symbiote known as Venom enters his body and gives Eddie extraordinary gifts. I’m not too sure if I […]

Movie Review: The Stranger (1946)

Starring: Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson and Loretta Young Directed by: Orson Welles A detective from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut in search of a prominent Nazi war criminal who managed to erase his old German identity and take upon a new one as he blends in to his new surroundings. Having experienced […]

Movie Review: Ip Man (2008)

Starring: Donnie Yen, Lynn Hung and Hiroyuki Ikeuchi Directed by: Wilson Yip Ip Man was a famous martial artist in he Chinese region of Foshan which was an area that was rich in martial arts schools. During the Japanese invasion of 1937 which lasted 8 years Ip Man’s skills are put to the test by […]

Movie Review: Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007)

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman and Jason Bateman Directed by: Zach Helm Molly Mahoney is the manager of Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, a magical toy store which is both wonderful and shrouded in mystery. Mr Magorium decides to hand over the reigns to her which causes a dark cloud to engulf the store. When this […]

September 2018…Movie Roundup

I’m almost certain I say this in every monthly review but I’ll say it again, I can’t believe another month has gone by so fast, we’ll soon be approaching both Christmas and 2019. September started off very poorly indeed but thankfully the month did improve as early on I watched the monstrosity that was Sharknado […]

Movie Review: The Predator (2018)

Starring: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes and Olivia Munn Directed by: Shane Black Having genetically modified themselves with the DNA from other species to make themselves bigger and stronger than they ever have been, the predator returns to Earth seeking the next step in human evolution. Only a small group of ex-soldiers and a scientist stand […]

Movie Review: Apt Pupil (1998)

Starring: Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro and Bruce Davison Directed by: Bryan Singer After discovering that a Nazi war criminal is hiding within his neighbourhood, Todd Bowden blackmails the former death camp leader into telling him his secrets and what really happened in exchange for not turning him into the authorities. Ian McKellen is a well […]

Movie Review: In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Brendan Gleeson and Cillian Murphy Directed by: Ron Howard A recount and dramatisation of the events that inspired Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick where a whaling ship is sank by a giant white whale in 1820. The story of Moby Dick was a story that I fell in love with as […]

Movie Review: The Rezort (2015)

Starring: Dougray Scott, Jessica De Gouw and Martin McCann Directed by: Steve Barker 10 years after a deadly virus outbreak that killed 2 billion people, survivors can pay to go an island known as The Rezort and kill some of the remaining zombies. The Rezort is a movie that I didn’t really have any expectations […]

Movie Review: My Girl (1991)

Starring: Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin and Dan Aykroyd Directed by: Howard Zieff A young girl on the brink of her teenage years spends her summer learning above love and loss as she finds that everything in her life is beginning to change. Lately I’ve been watching quite a few coming of age movies where child […]

Movie Review: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders and Danika Yarosh Directed by: Edward Zwick Framed for murder and on the run as a fugitive alongside Major Susan Turner who has also been framed but for espionage, Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a Government conspiracy before they hurt him like he’s never been hurt before. Tom […]

Movie Review: My Sister’s Keeper (2009)

Starring: Abigail Breslin, Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin Directed by: Nick Cassavetes Anna Fitzgerald was created via in vitro for the sole purpose of being a genetic match and donor to her sister Kate who suffers with Leukaemia. After helping her sister for the entirety of her life Anna decides to take her parents to […]

Movie Review: Open Water (2003)

Starring: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis and Some Sharks Directed by: Chris Kentis Based on the true story of two scuba divers that were accidentally left behind in shark infested waters after their tour boat left and headed back to shore. I’m not going to spend too much time on this movie review as I already […]

Movie Review: Jimi: All is by My Side (2013)

Starring: Andre Benjamin, Hayley Atwell and Imogen Poots Directed by: John Ridley A drama based on the life of Jimi Hendrix as he leaves New York for London to start his career in the music business. Jimi Hendrix is a music icon and he rose to fame in the sixties before his untimely death in […]

Movie Review: American Assassin (2017)

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton and Taylor Kitsch Directed by: Michael Cuesta After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of a terrorist attack in Spain, Mitch Rapp is recruited by the CIA as part of their counter terrorism division. With the right training and ability to channel his anger he has the potential […]

Movie Review: Radio Flyer (1992)

Starring: Elijah Wood, Joseph Mazzello and Lorraine Bracco Directed by: Richard Donner A father reminisces with his kids about his own childhood when he and his little brother moved to the Californian suburbs with their mother and new step dad. When his younger brother, Bobby, is physically abused by their new step dad, Mike decides […]

Movie Review: Reality Bites (1994)

Starring: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke and Ben Stiller Directed by: Ben Stiller An aspiring documentary filmmaker and her fellow Generation X graduates face life after college and all the joys that the real world brings from looking for work to falling in love. Reality Bites boasts a great young cast that all went on to […]

Movie Review: The Banger Sisters (2002)

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon and Geoffrey Rush Directed by: Bob Dolman Lavinia and Suzette are two former rock groupies and best friends but after not seeing each other for nearly twenty years they reconnect. Suzette hasn’t changed at all but Lavinia has adopted a more conservative lifestyle. The Banger Sisters usually isn’t my kind […]

Movie Review: Patch Adams (1998)

Starring: Robin Williams, Monica Potter and Bob Gunton Directed by: Tom Shadyac The remarkable true story of aspiring doctor Hunter “Patch” Adams and his journey through medical school. After spending a little time in a mental institution for suicidal thoughts he finds his calling and that’s to become a doctor to help as many people […]

Movie Review: Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow Directed by: Trish Sie Three years after the Bellas won the world championships they reunite for one final time and travel overseas to take part in a competition at an overseas USO tour. I really enjoyed the first Pitch Perfect movie and while the second instalment wasn’t […]