Review: The Dead Don’t Die

What a strange little film. The quiet little American town of Centreville is about to have a rude awakening when zombies start rising from the grave. It is up to two unlikely local cops to find a solution, and fast. You might be forgiven to think that The Dead Don’t Die looks like a cross…

Review: Isle of Dogs

Did you hear the rumour? In the near future, a tyrannical mayor of Japanese city Megasuki, Mayor Kobayashi, deems all dogs be exiled to a remote island due to a dangerous canine virus. Now, dejected and unwanted, the dogs of the island gain new purpose when the young, twelve year old ward of the mayor…

Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

Here it is, the answer about one of the most controversial movies this decade… A university professor looking for a real, respectable position is outed to her peers when an old friend re-published a book they once co-wrote about paranormal activity and ghost study. Without a choice, she joins in the hunt for spooks in…

Review: Ghostbusters 1 & 2

Well, at least there’s one positive to enjoy: I get to rewatch these films again! Ghostbusters (1984) Wow, what can you say about this 1984 classic? Two Oscar nominations, the film’s a true product of the time and most likely a catalyst for the movies we have today. Three scientists investigating supernatural apparitions in New…

Review: The Jungle Book (2D) (2016)

Jon Favreau directs Disney’s “live action” remake of the classic Jungle Book story, following closely to Disney’s own interpretation but giving it much needed character work and storyline! Told from the perspective of Bagheera the panther, Mowgli is a “man club” who grew up among the wolves. But when a vicious tiger known as Shere…

Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Director Wes Anderson has ever really wow’ed me with any of his previous works, often they are too wild and unprecedented, but with The Grand Budapest Hotel he has excelled. Our story begins from the perspective of a writer who, in visiting a rundown Hotel, meets the owner who tells a tale of the Hotel’s…

Review: The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men is less of a heist film and more of a casual stroll through a war museum. Towards the end of World War Two, with Allied forces pushing into Germany and the Russians also bearing down on Europe, one officer forms a small unit of scholars to go into dangerous areas and recover…

Review: A Christmas Carol

So I don’t need to explain the story of A Christmas Carol, because surely everybody knows the immortal Charles Dickens tale by now? It is the definitive story to be adapted into film for Christmas time, and as such it has been given many iterations over the decades, so many in fact that people have…