Review: The Flight of Dragons

Imagine a time before DVDs, before the Internet, before streaming services. A time when you had to go outside, and to your local video rental store if you wanted to watch a new movie. A time when here, in the UK, we had four television channels; cable did not exist. A time when phones were…

Review: Sonic the Hedgehog

A definition that “bad press is better than no press”. An alien creature is transported to our world and finds himself hunted by a secret Government organisation. All he has is his wits, speed, and his human friends. It is disappointing that Sonic the Hedgehog beat Detective Pikachu in opening weekend box office, as it…

Review: Birds of Prey

Bubblegum flavoured gang warfare. The villainous Harley Quinn is liberated from her relationship with The Joker, and finds herself free to run rampage on the city of Gotham’s corrupt streets. But in doing so, she inadvertently finds herself in the middle of a plot devised by Roman Sionis, aka Black Mask. Birds of Prey, also…

Review: Joker

This is not your average comic book movie. Arthur Fleck, a failed comedian and performing clown in Gotham city, lives with his ageing mother while hopelessly trying to make it in show business. But the darkness in his head and the oppressive, uncompromising reality outside threaten to unravel his sanity completely. It is a little…

Review: X-Men – Dark Phoenix

The first major superhero franchise disappears with a whimper. The new group of X-Men, led by Charles Xavier, have a new danger in their midst; after a rescue mission in space Jean Grey’s powers become fused with an alien power source. With uncontrolled powers, Jean is isolated from everyone, and a mysterious third party reveals…

Review: Hellboy (2019)

Wow, this was a train wreck. A special supernatural investigations and operations unit heed the return of The Blood Queen, a sorceress from the times of King Arthur, bringing the end of the world with her. The only one who can possibly stop her, the unit’s demonic investigator simply named Hellboy. Straight off the bat,…

Review: Shazam!

Shazam! drops the DCEU’s grimdark persona completely, picking up a more retro, free-styled screenplay, reminiscent of the 1990s and early 2000s. Billy Batson, an orphan boy in Philadelphia, finds himself chosen by an ancient wizard to become imbued with a godlike powers to protect the world. These powers however, have the side effect of giving…

Review: Pet Sematary

Has some decent King hallmarks, but it never quite convinces with its premise or atmosphere. A family looking to escape the tiring city life move into a country house, but little do they know that a cursed land lies not far away. A land which anything dead buried there will return to life… With the…

Review: Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel was a good movie. Not… much more to say about it. Vers, a Kree warrior with a surreal power of photon-blasts from her hands, goes on a mission to destroy Skrulls – dangerous aliens who can shape-shift into anyone. But on this mission, she is haunted by visions of a past she doesn’t…

Review: Bumblebee

Dialling everything back to basics, Bumblebee is simple yet charming, a straightforward action adventure with none of the previous films’ dementia. Before Sam Witwicky has his fateful encounter with Autobot Bumblebee, the robotic warrior had another friend. Together, the two had to battle the odds and prevent the evil Decepticons from locating Earth. As an…