Movie Review: Ip Man 2 (2010)

Starring: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang and Lynn Xiong Directed by: Wilson Yip Ip Man finds himself in Hong Kong after leaving his hometown of Foshun. He tries to set up his own martial arts school so he can teach the art of Wing Chun. He faces opposition from other Masters in the area before having […]

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: The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

Starring: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp and Judah Lewis Directed by: Clay Kaytis Kate and Teddy Pierce plan to catch Santa Claus delivering presents and they end up getting much more than they bargained for with an adventure of a lifetime. When I first saw the advertisement for The Christmas Chronicles my initial impressions were not […]

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: Sweet Virginia (2017)

Starring: Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott and Imogen Poots Directed by: Jamie M. Dagg A former rodeo champion turned motel manager befriends a young man from out of town who has committed violent crimes which have gripped the small community. Sweet Virginia started off reasonably well with some rather explosive violence as out of towner Elwood […]

Movie Review: Rex (2017)

Starring: Kate Mara, Ramon Rodriguez and Tom Felton Directed by: Gabriela Cowperthwaite The true story based on the life of a young marine corps dog handler who was deployed to Iraq to sniff out IED’s. Corporal Megan Leavey along with her dog Rex saved countless lives and after leaving the marines Megan petitioned so she […]

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 […]