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…

Review: Warcraft – The Beginning (2D)

Duncan Jones directing this fantastic epic isn’t the only thing that’s totally baffling and confusing with this project! The realm of Azeroth is at peace with its native races working together, but when a barbaric race known as Orcs build a portal between their worlds and invade, alliances must be forged and sides must be…

Tribute Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

This was originally intended as a Remake Rumble review (alongside the 2010 remake I have yet to see) but after watching it again I have decided this is far more fitting as a Tribute Review for the late brilliant Wes Craven, who died in August this year (2015) who brought about, almost single-handedly, the teen…

Banter: The Hobbit and the Battle for Tradition

So The Hobbit trilogy has ended, Peter Jackson has finally ended his Middle-Earth adventure, but unlike the first Lord of the Rings trilogy this one has ended… badly. I loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy. A series of monstrous films made from acclaimed “unfilmable” tomes from JRR Tolkien, directed by a man who had…

Review: Frozen

There’s a lot to be said about Disney’s latest offering, some people saying it is the beginning of a new golden age for the studios, others saying its awful. But everyone agrees, the trailers are not to be trusted! Elsa, a princess of a far away kingdom, has the power to control and create snow…

Duo Review: Thor & Thor – The Dark World

A fantasy adventure film with plenty of energy and excitement, and keeping with its subtitle it has some surprisingly dark undertones and visuals! Lightning strikes twice today. While Thor does battle across the Nine Realms to restore order, scientist Jane Foster discovers an anomaly on Earth that acts as a doorway to a long forgotten…