The MCU 30 Ranked (Phases 1 – 4)

People do enjoy a good list, and what’s better to list than every single Marvel Cinematic Universe movie? They certainly are churning them out now, without signs of stopping any time soon. So this list is Phase 1 through Phase 4.Please be aware that many of these films I have only watched once, and I…

Review: Black Panther – Wakanda Forever

Marvel could have had a real moment here… but the film is found lacking. King T’Challa is dead. Wakanda is left vulnerable to attack from foreign nations vying for acquisition of vibranium, the country’s rare metallic resource. But there is another nation, beneath the waves, that also enters this power vacuum. Losing someone is never…

Review: Bullet Train

A hi-octane, violent, funny action movie that ticks all the right boxes. Multiple trained assassins board a bullet train in Tokyo, only to find out their objectives are intertwined. Directed by David Leitch (director of Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde, and co-director of John Wick) Bullet Train is a marvellous piece of escapist action. It is…

Review: Top Gun – Maverick

When someone says longingly: “They don’t make films like that anymore,” this is the sort of film they are talking about! Pete “Maverick” Mitchell may not be in the Navy’s good books anymore, but when a deadly mission requires the best of the best to be even better, he is called in to teach them….

Review: Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness

Poor Sam Raimi… It feels like he was left holding the bag… Doctor Stephen Strange finds himself defending a mysterious young woman whose powers allow her to move through the multiverse at will. But others are looking to take her powers from her… When Marvel Studios announced the first schedule for the MCU’s “Phase 4”,…

Review: Spider-Man – No Way Home

A convergence of storylines, film studios, and forgotten screenplays, shouldn’t be this good. Peter Parker’s identity has been revealed to the world, and spins his life around. Seeing the consequences negatively affect his friends, he looks for ways to undo what happened. However, his desires threaten to rip the multi-verse apart. There’s a vocal minority…

Review: Nobody

Remember: If you become estranged from your family, just go out and start a fight with a bunch of people. They’ll respect you again. A husband and father, estranged from his whole family, finds his patience run out after thieves break into his house. So begins a spiral of carnage as he finds out how…

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…

Review: Eternals

Everyone was waiting for it to happen. Ironically the never-ending Marvel machine stutters on Eternals. 7,000 years ago, god-like beings known as Eternals arrived on Earth at the behest of the Celestials. Their mission was to safeguard humanity’s progress on the planet by defeating the Deviants; alien monstrosities set on killing all intelligent life.They completed…

Review: Dune

Finally arriving on the big screen, Dune is worth the wait. But there are some irritations. Tens of thousands of years into the future, a prince begins trials of the mind, body, and spirit as his family embark on a task of governing a rare resource that allows for interstellar travel. But as they do,…