Review: Atomic Blonde

I was prepared for style over substance, but even the style was lacking here. Set in 1989 Berlin, days before the Berlin Wall would be torn down, signalling the end of the Cold War, Lorraine is a covert operative sent by the British to obtain a piece of sensitive information that has had other agents…

Review: Prometheus

It isn’t often I re-review a film, but boy, is Prometheus a strange beast… Set in the not-too-distant future of 2094, a scientific research vessel explores a distant planet in the hopes of discovering the origins of the human race; a race of beings responsible for seeding life on Earth. But when they get there, they…

Review: Fast and Furious 8 (aka The Fate of the Furious)

All principles be damned. When a super hacker is bent on starting World War Three, stealing an EMP device and codes to nuclear weapons isn’t enough, she needs street racer and all around family guy, Dominic Toretto, on her side. Oh noes, the trailer shows Dom turning against his “family”. Whatever is going to happen next? The…

Review: Kubo and the Two Strings

Ahhh. That nice feeling of watching something original. Kubo is a young son of a warrior who is maimed as a baby by The Moon King and is raised by his mother as a storyteller. Now older he lives in isolation, with his injured mother, hiding from the Moon King’s servants who wish to take…

Review: The Huntsman – Winter’s War (2D)

Not so much a war as it is a mild kerfuffle. Showing us the events before and after Snow White’s tale, we see The Huntsman Eric being trained from childhood in the army of the Ice Queen and his Queen’s decent into cruel malice as she searched for The Mirror. 2012’s Snow White and the…

Review: Mad Max – Fury Road (3D)

A one hundred and twenty minute adrenaline shot; absolute carnage in the desert and all shot with awesome grungy, violent and most importantly, physical, action. Immortan Joe, a tyrant of a blasted and wasted desert after Earth suffers a nuclear apocalypse, controls all supply of water for his downtrodden citizens. He also holds sway over…

Review: Snow White & The Huntsman

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Duh, Charlize Theron, obviously. The classic Grimm’s fairytale gets a Gothic makeover in this atmospheric and wonderfully visual fantasy film. I am a sucker for “atmospheric, visual, Gothic fantasy films”, so I really enjoyed this. As I eluded to in my Mirror, Mirror review,…