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 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: 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 […]

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 […]