Movie Review: Larry Crowne (2011)

Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Gugu Mbatha-Raw Directed by: Tom Hanks Larry Crowne finds himself unemployed and facing huge financial difficulties. He decides to go to a community college in the hope that it’ll boost his career opportunities having just been fired from a retail store and it’s in college where he unexpectedly finds […]

Movie Review: ¡Three Amigos! (1986)

Starring: Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short Directed by: John Landis Three actors who are a little short on their luck in Hollywood accept an invitation to a remote Mexican village to perform as their heroic on screen personas unaware that the situation they find themselves in is the real deal. Chevy Chase and […]

Movie Review: Tracker (2010)

Starring: Ray Winstone, Temuera Morrison and Mark Mitchinson Directed by: Ian Sharp A South African farmer has just arrived in New Zealand following the Boer War. He comes with quite a fierce reputation and is hired by the British to track down a Maori man on the run accused of killing a soldier. Ray Winstone […]

Movie Review: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

Starring: Rohan Chand, Christian Bale and Benedict Cumberbatch Directed by: Andy Serkis A human child named Mowgli is raised in the jungle by wolves but as he grows older the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan, who killed his parents returns. Mowgli must battle to survive the harshness of the jungle as well as steer clear of […]

Movie Review: Private Benjamin (1980)

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan and Armand Assante Directed by: Howard Zieff When her husband dies on their wedding night, Judy impulsively decides to join the army after being convinced by the recruiter that it was the right thing to do. Judy soon realises that it may not have been the best decision to make. […]

Movie Review: Children of Men (2006)

Starring: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Chiwetel Ejiofor Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron The year is 2027 and the world is riddled with chaos. The entire female population is infertile and the longevity of humankind appears to be at stake. A former activist agrees to help a rebellious group transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a […]

Movie Review: Here Alone (2016)

Starring: Lucy Walters, Adam David Thompson and Gina Piersanti Directed by: Rob Blackhurst A woman is isolated in the middle of the woods as she tries to survive a mysterious epidemic that has killed off most of society. After yesterday’s tragic start to my month of movie watching I decided to watch another unknown, low […]

Movie Review: Mohawk (2017)

Starring: Kaniehtiio Horn, Ezra Buzzington and Eamon Farren Directed by: Ted Geoghegan The year is 1812 and we follow the story of a young Mohawk woman who along with her two lovers are being hunted down by a small squad of American soldiers hell-bent on revenge after a recent attack. I’m trying to get back […]

November 2018…Movie Roundup

Back again with the penultimate monthly roundup of the year and to be honest I was a little disappointed with myself at the amount of movies that I was able or unable to watch, depends on which way you look at it. October was a busy month with a lot of birthdays and outings and […]

Movie Review: The Foreigner (2017)

Starring: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan and Michael McElhatton Directed by: Martin Campbell An elderly and humble businessman with a secretive past seeks justice after his daughter is killed in a bombing attack in London committed by the IRA. In a game of cat and mouse, one Irish minister with a chequered past may hold the […]

Movie Review: The 33 (2015)

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro and Juliette Binoche Directed by: Patricia Riggen Based on the remarkable true story where 33 gold miners in Chile are trapped 700 meters underground for 69 days before they were finally rescued. This is a movie that I’ve been wanting to watch for some time as I’m a sucker for […]

Movie Review: The Grinch (2018)

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely and Pharrell Williams Directed by: Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney The classic tale of the Grinch who is somebody who hates Christmas and everything that it stands for and decides that enough is enough as he plots to ruin Christmas Day for the entire town of Whoville. It felt a […]

Movie Review: The Last Days on Mars (2013)

Starring: Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas and Romola Garai Directed by: Ruairi Robinson Coming to the end of their manned mission on Mars a group of astronauts discover some form of bacteria as a sign of life on the planet. They soon realise the horrifying impact this bacteria can have on the human body. The only […]

Movie Review: Point Break (2015)

Starring: Luke Bracey, Edgar Ramirez and Ray Winstone Directed by: Ericson Core Newly recruited FBI agent and former extreme sports star Johnny Utah goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of thrill seekers who are suspects in a number of sophisticated heists. I was very skeptical when this movie was announced a few years ago as […]

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 […]