Trilogy Review: The Mummy

Despite The Mummy franchise derives from themes of Life after Death, and that “death is only the beginning”, it has certainly gotten more rotten and dead after each resurrection. Doesn’t spell much hope for Universal Studio’s “Dark Universe” kickstarter The Mummy, the 2017 film starring action hero Tom Cruise… Mostly because fans today covet the…

Remake Rumble Review: King Kong (1933, 1976, 2005)

Did you know they made three¬†major King Kong movies? I sure didn’t! With the release of Kong: Skull Island this week I wanted to revisit one of the oldest monsters in movie history and show myself a couple of films I’d never seen before in the process! Rumble in the jungle: let three titans clash!…

Trilogy Review: Bourne

An opportunity to rewatch and review one of my favourite film trilogies of all time? Sign me up! The Bourne Identity (2002) I imagine a lot of people forget the more humble, stealthy experience that is the beginning of the Bourne story. When a man is found afloat in the ocean he finds he has…

Trilogy Review: Before Sunrise, Sunset & Midnight

I’ve seen Before Sunrise and Before Sunset before, and I found the first one certainly compelling. But I didn’t realise it was a trilogy now and Joel, a fan of Cinema Cocoa,¬†suggested I review them after guessing my film related picture question correctly over Facebook and Twitter! What I didn’t realise, was how much of…

Trilogy Review: Kung Fu Panda

I am not a fan of Jack Black. In fact I tell people often that he only works best when not in a leading role. After all, we can cite plenty of films he has headlined that did not work out (Gulliver’s Travels, Year One etc) So it always perplexes me when I really enjoy…

Saga Review: Rocky

With Creed entering cinemas in the UK this week, I decided to watch and review all of the Rocky films to get my opinion on them all. While I have seen the original film and the sixth entry, I hadn’t seen any of the others before now. Rocky will always be Sylvester Stallone’s own; it…

Saga Review: The Terminator

So with Terminator: Genisys arriving to cinemas soon I feel it is important to look back at the series as a whole. I love the Terminator franchise, or at least I love the first two movies and appreciate the mythos and universe they have created. The series itself is a bit of a contradiction: on…

Trilogy Review: Mad Max

So it turns out I had not seen the original Mad Max, nor had I seen the third installment of the trilogy (although with its current infamy it seems like I have) and with the incredible Mad Max: Fury Road out in cinemas, I wanted to revisit them all. Now for the purposes of validity,…

Trilogy Review: Starship Troopers

Very loosely based off the novel by the same name, Starship Troopers was a pretty infamous film when I was growing up, but it has become a cult favourite of the science fiction genre. Unfortunately… people thought this lightning-in-a-bottle exploitation of Paul Verhoeven deserved a sequel… and another sequel… To this day I refused to…

Saga Review: The Planet of the Apes

I love my science fiction, yet it has taken me this long to watch the original series of Planet of the Apes films from the 60s and 70s! In fact the first film in the series I ever watched was Tim Burton’s 2001 remake upon release… unfortunately, and I believe I was reluctant to watch…