Video Games of 2021

It is this time of year again! 2021 wasn’t quite the bright new dawn expected after 2020, with the persistent danger of Covid-19 variant “Omicron” this winter. So while I might have caught a couple more films this year in the cinema, I’ve been reluctant to see as many as I originally planned to. With…

Review: Ghostbusters – Afterlife

A love letter of the highest magnitude on the P.K.E meter. Phoebe and Trevor are two teenage siblings torn away from their family home as their single-parent Callie falls further into debt. Their only option is to hold up in the abandoned farmhouse of Callie’s late father. But in the unfamiliar surroundings, Phoebe’s curiosity leads…

Banter: Star Wars – Ranked

Since “Skywalker Saga” has officially ended, and the franchise-to-end-all-franchises has met a sort of impasse, it seems right to rank the current theatrical released films. That is to say, we won’t be including the animated Clone Wars movie, or the two Ewok movies from the 1980s. Personal feelings definitely enter into construction of this list,…

Review: John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Chapter 3 is just as gloriously action packed as the last two, although includes a second act that kills the pacing. Johnathan Wick is on the run. A bounty is on his head for $14 million, and every hired gun and assassin in the world is after him. All he wants is out, out of…

Review: How to Train Your Dragon 3 – The Hidden World

So Dreamworks flagship goes the way of trilogy of Godfather, Robocop, and Back to the Future… where the third entry is definitely the weakest. When a new threat to their pet dragons emerges, the vikings of Berk need to consider finding a new home. Meanwhile, love is in the air when Toothless meets a Lightfury….

Review: Thor – Ragnarok (2D)

An effective mashing of Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor movies, great fun, colourful and yet with good heart. When Thor returns to Asgard and finds his father Odin to actually be his brother Loki in disguise all along, the Goddess of Death, Hela, is released from her prison and takes over Asgard. Thor and…

Review: Patchwork

A silly, over the top monster movie with a modern twist. A love letter to 80s and early 90s horror. Jennifer is a businesswoman with no friends and a crashing social life, but one night she is knocked out by a mysterious assailant only to wake up again as some Frankenstein’s Monster construct of body…

Trilogy Review: Death Race (2008, 2010, 2013)

Death Race (2008) The remake of the David Carradine 1975 film is surprisingly star studded and overall a good piece of vehicular entertainment. In the heady future of 2012… Jason Statham plays Jensen Ames (“like the car”) an ex-con working in a steel factory who’s world is turned upside down when he is framed for…

Review: The Purge – Election Year

The Purge: Election Year is a decent sequel to Anarchy in 2014, I got exactly what I have come to expect from a franchise trying to buck the trend. Leo Barnes, survivor and rebel against The Purge, is chief bodyguard of a senator who wishes to win the election so she can end The Purge…

Review: Captain America – Civil War

Captain America 3 is more like Avengers 2.5, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe becomes truly a running narrative because of it… Steve Rogers, leading the Avengers, continues to cause chaos across the world in a noble cause to stop terrorism, but powers that be have had enough. Spearheaded by Tony Stark, a new initiative is…