Review: Ghostbusters – Frozen Empire

Sony might be getting the hang of this whole “Ghostbusters” thing. Following the events of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the Spengler family have moved into the old New York firehouse, and with it the mantle of protecting the city from ghostly invaders. But an ancient evil stirs, and all of the Ghostbusters need to rally against it…

Review: Dune – Part 2

As it was with past franchises, a second part of a narrative always feels a little… awkward. But Dune: Part 2 delivers the same quality and mystique as the first part. Following the events of Dune (2021) Paul Atreides finds himself among the Fremen, the natives of the planet Arrakis, hiding out from the Harkonnens,…

Review: Rebel Moon: Part 1 – A Child of Fire

Rebel Moon had everything going for it, but the results are extremely disappointing. A tyrannical, galactic organisation threatens a farming world. But one citizen is not all she appears to be and vows to repel the attackers by assembling a team of rogues. Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child of Fire is the first…

Review: Godzilla – Minus One

Blockbusters weren’t always rollercoasters, and this film harkens back to the old days. At the end of World War II, a Japanese kamikaze pilot not only dishonourably flees combat, but also witnesses a terrifying sight: a gigantic monster that threatens all of Japan. Directed by Takashi Yamazaki, and produced by Toho Studios, the original studio…

Review: The Creator

A solid science fiction vision; we need more movies like this. Ex-special forces officer Joshua is called back into action in a war against simulants, artificial intelligent lifeforms who co-exist with humans, as a new weapon to end the war has been created. Director Gareth Edwards has shown huge growth and masses of potential with…

Review: Transformers – Rise of the Beasts

The Transformers movie franchise really had the quietest renaissance ever, didn’t it? It is an actual shame no one really cares. Following, loosely, after 2018’s prequel Bumblebee, the Autobots are stuck on Earth and in hiding. But when an ancient technological device is recovered by a museum, it could be their ticket back to their…

Review: Hypnotic

This is definitely a movie that thinks its smarter than it actually is. Danny Rourke, a cop whose daughter mysteriously vanished without a trace, finds clues to her whereabouts when a bizarre bank heist occurs. But as the strangeness unfolds, his life is turned upside down. Directed and co-written by Robert Rodriguez (a man with…

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

In what is a low point in Marvel/Disney’s reception, Guardians Vol. 3 is surprising; both in its quality and its scares. When one of the team is mortally wounded in an attack, the rest of the Guardians need to face down a powerful mad scientist to save their life. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2…

Review: 65

A science fiction short story of good calibre! A space ship pilot crash lands on a hostile, primal world. It isn’t long before he finds himself in a race against time to escape. Written and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the minds behind A Quiet Place, 65 sees Mills (played by Adam Driver)…

Review: Avatar – Way of Water (3D)

The film is absolutely gorgeous. But it caused a lot of head-scratching. Following the events of 2009’s Avatar, we see Jake Sully’s avatar at peace with his family; two sons, a daughter, an adopted daughter, and an adopted human son, as well as Neytiri. But when the humans return to Pandora, he sees that they…