Review: Hellboy (2019)

Wow, this was a train wreck. A special supernatural investigations and operations unit heed the return of The Blood Queen, a sorceress from the times of King Arthur, bringing the end of the world with her. The only one who can possibly stop her, the unit’s demonic investigator simply named Hellboy. Straight off the bat,…

Review: The Shape Of Water

I have no idea what general audiences will think of Del Toro’s newest monster movie, but I loved it. A mute woman working as a cleaner inside an American government laboratory encounters a wondrous creature they have captured. But her blossoming feelings for the captive cause her anguish as ruthless authorities want to experiment on…

Review: The Dark Tower

After many, many years of development hell, this Stephen King adaptation finally arrives and… it ain’t that bad! After Jake Chambers lost his father in a fire, he starts to see visions of another world in his dreams, visions that coincide with earthquakes. The visions show a tower in the centre of multiple plains of…

Review: Okja

Like a live-action Studio Ghibli, Okja has tremendous heart, charm and nightmare fuel. Your love of bacon could be threatened. A young orphaned Korean girl living with her grandfather befriends a colossal new breed of pig that they are raising in the countryside. Little does she know, her grandfather was chosen ten years ago as…

Review: King Arthur – Legend of the Sword (2D)

Did Guy Ritchie just out-Snyder Zack Snyder? In a good way? In this retelling of the fabled British legend of King Arthur, when a tyrant sorcerer rules over England he seeks out the last true heir to the throne by testing everyone of a certain age to pull the magical sword Excalibur from the stone…

Review: The Great Wall

Yimou Zhang, stop doing collaborations with America, right now. When two European bandits stumble across China’s greatest defensive achievement, The Great Wall, while looking for “black powder”, they discover a terrible and world-ending secret. Well this was pretty dumb. I think the film drops the ball almost immediately with two small points. We open with…

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…

Double Review: Troll

So, with Dreamworks’ Trolls coming out this week, and in the spirit of October, I figured I would watch these famous films also called Troll. I mean… Trolls is a sequel to these right? Like Aliens is to Alien? Right? Right? Nah, I am just trolling. Troll (1986) The infamous eighties fantasy film, perhaps benefited…

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…