Review: A Monster Calls

A surprisingly morose and sad story, old lessons exceptionally well explored. Conor lives with his mother who is slowly dying of cancer. The young boy’s life is a wreckage of bottled emotion and absent father figures and childhood, but when a colossal, fifty foot monster takes an interest in him, Conor is about to learn…

Review: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (2D)

Spontaneity is the word of the day with J.K Rowling’s debut as screenplay writer, an often directionless but entertaining adventure. In the world of Harry Potter, a wizard from Britain ┬átravels to America with a suitcase full of magical creatures intent on releasing one of them into the wild. But when the case is misplaced…

Review: Doctor Strange

One wonders why Marvel, of all franchises, is in a rush? Super surgeon Doctor Stephen Strange has his towering ego dashed to the ground when he is in a terrible car accident that ruins both of his hands. Seeking any medical aid to restore his fame and fortune, Strange is directed to the mystical Ancient…

Review: The Girl on the Train

A taut, grim thriller with plenty of twists and turns and great characters. An alcoholic ex-wife takes a train ride daily that passes by her old house. When she sees something unusual happening in one of the next door houses during one particular trip, she starts to investigate. But when secrets and relationships become entangled,…

Review: The Girl with All the Gifts

A grim, post-apocalyptic take on the zombie movie, and a very solid entry in the genre! The world is ending. Tiny pockets of civilization battle for survival against hordes of rabid humans driven mad by a fungal pathogen, and yet one facility believes it has a cure to the outbreak. Melanie is one of several…

Review: The BFG (2D)

The BFG is a very humble, slow and Dahl experience! I enjoyed it, but only because I am familiar with the story. Sophie is a girl living in a London orphanage who has her life turned upside down when a Big Friendly Giant takes her to the Land of Giants. Based off of the Roald…

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…

Review: Batman Vs Superman (2D)

Batman Vs Superman has had a difficult development to say the least. After 2013’s Man of Steel decidedly split audiences and with Marvel Studios streaking ahead with its Cinematic Universe, a sequel to Superman’s origin story was halted in favour for a duel with DC’s poster boy (and studio Warner Brothers’s favourite son) Batman. What…

Review: Room

Definitely not to be confused with The Room. Room follows the lives of a mother and her five year old son who have been living in captivity for seven years. Held against their will in a single room by a man who gives them just enough to live by, they plot an escape. But what…

Review: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay (2D)

So The Hunger Games follows the lead of Harry Potter and – its own spiritual nemesis – Twilght, and splits its final chapter in half. The result… is not surprising. After the events of the trilogy’s second act, Catching Fire, Katniss wakes up surrounded by new allies with dubious motives. She desperately wants to rescue…