Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

A fun but forgettable spy parody gets a sequel that feels completely unnecessary. Eggsy, as a fully-fledged Kingsman agent, finds the odds stacked against him when a secretive but powerful drug baroness destroys the agency and holds the world hostage, he needs to find allies, new and old, to stop the supervillain. Nobody asked for…

Review: Hail, Caesar!

The Coen Brothers are back with a satirical take on 1950s Hollywood. An extremely busy production studio owner juggles control over several movie productions that struggle under misfortunes. From an actress losing a legal battle over her child, or an acclaimed drama director being given a lead star better suited for Westerns, to nosy journalists…

Review: The Hateful Eight

Tarantino’s eighth directorial piece is a Western that almost didn’t happen, but we should be grateful that it did! John “The Hangman” Ruth has himself a bounty worth ten thousand, but his trip to Red Rock for the execution is thwarted by a blizzard. He and his prisoner must stay at a cabin until the…

Double Review: 21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street (2012) Comedy is always a tough sell for me, I don’t go in for them because my sense of humour is very particular. 21 Jump Street was very middle of the road. Two opposing students from High School, a nerd and a jock, both sign up to the Police force together only…

Review: Foxcatcher

A grim tale about some of humanity’s worst, albeit more subtle, traits. Great acting all around but does this story really need to be told? Based off a true story, two brothers are¬†Olympic medal winners in wrestling, but now they are older the youngest brother wants to start out on his own, feeling¬†neglected in his…

Review: White House Down

Probably one of blockbuster-director Roland Emmerich’s better movies over the last ten years or more, White House Down ticks all the boxes as a solid action film. John Cale (Channing Tatum) is a man out to prove himself to his wife and emotionally distant daughter by signing up to become one of the US President’s…

Review: G.I Joe – Retaliation

I was never a fan of GI Joe when I was growing up (Transformers were my thing) and I can hardly remember much of the first film, but what I can gather are some huge glaring inconsistencies in an otherwise big, dumb, cliched action flick. The sequel to GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, shows…