Brief Movie Roundup

I’ve been getting back into watching movies on a bit more of a regular basis and have watched some good and some bad recently. Here are my brief thoughts on what I’ve been watching for the first time: 1. The Gentlemen (2019) 9/10 I love Guy Ritchie movies and this was fantastic. The interweaving storytelling […]

Movie Review: Birds of Prey (2020)

Starring: Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor and Jurnee Smollett-Bell Directed by: Cathy Yan My first trip to the cinema of 2020 and it was to see a movie that I wasn’t really excited for at all. I saw the trailers some time ago and thought it all looked rather meh despite Harley Quinn being one of […]

Movie Review: xXx: The Return of Xander Cage (2017)

I know I did say I’d review all the great movies I’ve been watching but in the last couple of weeks most of the films have either been mediocre or good with nothing really standing out as truly exceptional. I’ve seen movies such as Bull Durham, The Highwaymen, Dumplin’, Stronger and Black ‘47 all of […]

MY TOP…20 Animated Movies

Animated movies are something that largely remind me of when I was younger and times were much simpler. My whole life was ahead of me and I could spend my days watching cartoons, playing in the park and playing with toys, what a time to be alive. As a kid I used to love the […]

Movie Review: An Unfinished Life (2005)

I did say in my returning post a couple days ago that I was going to save my movie reviews for both the best of the best and the truly awful and anything in between I wasn’t going to bother as I’d probably fall back into finding writing movie reviews too time consuming which I’d […]

2018 Yearly Movie Roundup

At the beginning of the 2018 I really didn’t know what to expect when I relaunched my blog as I had attempted to do it the previous year but fell behind and was always playing catch up so just knocked the project on the head. This year I was determined to make it the entire […]

Movie Roundup…December 2018

Here we are, the final month of the year has passed as we approach the beginning of 2019. My yearly goal was to watch as many movies for the first time as possible and to surpass my last years total of 209 which I absolutely smashed as I ended up with a nice round number […]

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: 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: 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 […]