Forget the recent Star Wars movies, Blade Runner 2049 should be the model for all future Sci-Fi blockbusters.

Ask anyone to name things they associate with Sci-Fi and I bet the most popular answers would be along the lines of aliens, planets and spaceships. It’s a genre that is very hit or miss. Star Wars is undoubtedly the king of Sci-Fi cinema, closely followed by Star Trek. But perhaps that could be about... Continue Reading →


War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Review.

The third entry in the rebooted Apes series is a phenomenal showcase of CGI and dark story-telling.   ***** The rebooted Apes prequel series has been without doubt one of the most surprising successes of modern cinema. 2011's Rise of and 2014's Dawn of  were both met with critical acclaim, as both films raked in over... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Review.

Even Tom Holland and Michael Keaton can't save this from being the weakest Marvel movie since Thor: The Dark World.  ** Spider-Man was a favourite of mine growing up. Everyone I knew wanted to be the famous web-slinger and have the ability to climb walls and shoot webbing out their wrists. Sometimes I think studios... Continue Reading →

Split (2017) Review.

M. Night Shyamalan may have gone back to basics with this psychological horror-thriller, but he is back to his best as a result.  **** Sometimes people wish they could be somebody different: a scientist, a doctor, a sportsman, a gardener or a plumber. But what if all of those people are you stuck in one... Continue Reading →

Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2 (2017) Review

The hotly anticipated sequel to James Gunn's 2014 intergalactic classic almost ticks all the boxes. *** Coming out of the cinema like a herd of zombies at 3:00am last night, initial reactions to the newest chapter in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise were mixed. That has been the worldwide reception to James Gunn's latest work, which... Continue Reading →

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Review

Disney have converted their 1991 classic animation into a live-action, visual wonder.  *** Since French author Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont wrote Beauty and the Beast, it has been made for TV and the cinema on numerous occasions, with slight differences. In 1961, the beast was a prince who turned into a werewolf each night. The 1987 TV... Continue Reading →

La La Land (2017) Review

This has all the glitz and glamour of old-style Hollywood, and is a Oscars front-runner for sure.   **** It’s hard not to feel just that little bit jealous of Ryan Gosling. The Canadian is a massive hit with the ladies, and has got everything going for him- his physique, his hair and his smile... Continue Reading →

Review: Doctor Strange (2016)

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the arrogant neurologist turned powerful sorcerer in the majestic, visually-stunning superhero origin movie 'Doctor Strange'. The latest chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) moves away from the blockbuster action genre we are accustom to seeing, and instead go down a path of magic and illusion. Directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister) and... Continue Reading →

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