Category Archives: Movies

Kubo and The Two Strings – Movie Review

The Japanese inspired fantasy adventure Kubo and The Two Strings is the latest feature from LAIKA, the stop-motion animation studio which brought us Coraline and The Boxtrolls. It’s an original and inspired story of Kubo (Art Parkinson – Game of Thrones) a young boy with one eye who lives in relative seclusion with his protective mother Sariatu (Charlize Theron).   Continue reading

Captain Fantastic – Movie Review

..a modern-day Swiss Family Robinson..

Every so often a film comes along which is completely unlike any other you have seen. This is very much the case with Captain Fantastic. Viggo Mortensen leads the cast as Ben a father of six who is effectively living off the grid in the Pacific Northwest. His wife is suffering from mental health issues in a hospital.  He and his children are a modern-day Swiss Family Robinson. Continue reading

Suicide Squad – Movie Review

There is a lot packed in with little time for heavy impact but that doesn’t mean its all bad’

Suicide Squad was one of the most anticipated movies of the year so its release was always going to be watched with scrutiny.  Film critics were chomping at the bit for 5 p.m. August 2nd to arrive. Why? well there was an embargo on reviews until then. Many view embargo’s as a studio being worried their blockbuster won’t live up to the hype around it. Perhaps however its more a clever ploy to whip everyone into a frenzy just before release date. Whatever the case may be there was a flood of mixed reviews circulating the internet at 5.01 p.m.Suicide Squad Continue reading

The BFG – Movie Review

Directed by Steven Spielberg with a screenplay by Melissa Mathison (E.T.) which is adapted from the much loved book by Roald Dahl, The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is a magical trip down childhood memory lane.

It’s hard to imagine any adult that has made it through childhood without at least knowing the bones of this story. Sophie is an orphan with a case of insomnia and wanders the halls of her orphanage late at night.  It’s on one of her nightly vigils that she spots our larger than life friend The BFG.  Continue reading

The Legend of Tarzan – Movie Review

‘Its based on a much-loved tale but alas it doesn’t quite hit the mark’

David Yates directed four of the Harry Potter movies as well as the forthcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He takes a break from the world of wizardry and delves into the forests to directs Alexander Skarsgård (Tarzan) in The Legend of Tarazan. Continue reading

Now You See Me 2 – Movie Review

 

‘The illusions are bigger and bolder than the first’

Now You See Me wowed audiences back in 2013 with the introduction of The Four Horsemen. A group of illusionist guided by master illusionist Dylan Rhodes an FBI agent. We meet them again in the sequel where they have been in hiding for a year. Continue reading

The Secret Life of Pets – Movie Review

So what exactly do pets get up to when their owners leave them alone?

Brought to you by the team behind Despicable Me (Chris Renaud) The Secret life of Pets gives audiences a hilarious insight into how their adorable pets spend their days.

Max (voiced by Louis C.K.) lives in a Manhattan apartment building with his owner Katie (Ellie Kemper). His dog life is turned upside down with the arrival of Duke (Eric Stonestreet) a larger than life addition that Katie brings home. Continue reading

Bad Neighbours 2 – Movie Review

Is Neighbours 2 hot property or just another house on the block? Lets see

Personally I didn’t really like the first Bad Neighbours.  It was more hype over substance and the laughs were minimal. With that in mind I went into Bad Neighbours 2 with very low expectations. Two minutes in and I was chuckling away to myself.  Its better than its predecessor I’m happy to report. Continue reading