Review: Star Wars – Force Awakens (2D)

Oh boy. Dear reader, you are probably chomping at the bit to know what I think of the newest, Disney-funded installment of Hollywood’s best blockbuster franchise. But you are also likely not wanting too many spoilers… so I will give you a short opinion and rating now, and you can stop reading further. Star Wars: The…

Fantastic Four (2015) (aka Fant4stic)

Fantastic Four’s 2015 reboot proves to be less than fantastic and more a victim of directorial and studio disputes, rendering it a completely mute, grey and uninspiring experience. Reed Richards grew up from being a child science prodigy in his parents’ basement creating a working teleportation device. Hired by Professor Franklin Storm he completes the…

Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation proves to be both an exciting action movie and a Bond-esque intelligent thriller at the same time. Thoroughly enjoyed myself! The IMF squad is dissolved into the CIA in the wake of their cowboy, reckless antics that have laid waste to public and private property whenever they are involved. But…

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (2D)

(I’d like to say that this is the first time on Cinema Cocoa that I got the image for this review months before. I just love that poster!) So in one grasp Marvel Studios attempts to draw all the loose ends developed over their Cinematic Universe so far together. What we get is Guardians of…

Review: ParaNorman

So I finally rectify my criminal shortcoming in not seeing Paranorman in the cinema! I have to say, I wish I hadn’t made myself wait so long. From the creators of Coraline comes another intense, entertaining family film set in a small town that labours under a history of witchcraft and prosecution of witches. Norman…

Review: The Croods

Dreamworks newest animated outing held a lot of promise in my mind, from a promising trailer showing some gorgeous landscapes, colourful creatures and good laughs. Yet while these are present, it didn’t play out as well as I’d hoped. The Croods are a prehistoric caveman family and the father, Grug (Nicolas Cage) protects them by being overly paranoid…

Trilogy Review: The Hobbit

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (HFR 3D) (2012) The first entry of the Lord of the Rings’ prequel trilogy based off Tolkien’s children’s book proves to be greatly embellished (for better and sometimes worse) but provides excellent spectacle and detailed fantasy adventure. Oh lord, this will be a big review. First, some history. The Hobbit was…

Review: Brave

Brave is probably one of the simpler outings from Pixar, but it is very easy on the eyes and strikes a nice balance of fun and maturity. Merida is a Scottish princess whose wild, playful, adventurous nature is completely smothered with her mother’s idea of what a princess should be. When their strife gets the…