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…

Review: The Wizard of Oz

Having seen Oz the Great and Powerful I was inspired to go back and re-watch the two other films based off L. Frank Baum’s books, the famous 1939 MGM classic and the underrated Disney sequel from the 1980s! The Wizard of Oz (1939) An eternally timeless classic, forever referenced and loved. Personally, I have some…

Trilogy Review: The Hobbit

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (HFR 3D) (2012) The first entry of the Lord of the Rings’ prequel trilogy based off Tolkien’s children’s book proves to be greatly¬†embellished (for better and sometimes worse) but provides excellent spectacle and detailed fantasy adventure. Oh lord, this will be a big review. First, some history. The Hobbit was…

Review: Brave

Brave is probably one of the simpler outings from Pixar, but it is very easy on the eyes and strikes a nice balance of fun and maturity. Merida is a Scottish princess whose wild, playful, adventurous nature is completely smothered with her mother’s idea of what a princess should be. When their strife gets the…

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,…

Review: Season of the Witch

Okay so “Nicolas Cage movie” is a genre of its own and perhaps I shouldn’t have expected much from Season of the Witch… but really, this was the best they could do? I like Nicolas Cage, in a nonsensical way, I also like Ron Perlman who’s alongside him, and they are playing two outcast knights…

Review: Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Remaking one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1980s classics proved controversial, but as someone who’s never bought into the franchise… the 2011 film was acceptable, if clumsy. The film follows the story of a young man’s vengeance against the one who killed his father, his killer being a necromancer king bent on unlocking the powers of resurrection…