Review: Shazam!

Shazam! drops the DCEU’s grimdark persona completely, picking up a more retro, free-styled screenplay, reminiscent of the 1990s and early 2000s. Billy Batson, an orphan boy in Philadelphia, finds himself chosen by an ancient wizard to become imbued with a godlike powers to protect the world. These powers however, have the side effect of giving…

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: Kingsman – Secret Service

Matthew Vaughn continues his comic book adaptations after Kick Ass and X-Men: First Classwith this bloodied, tongue-in-cheek British spy action movie. A smart British youth who has found himself in hard times after the death of his father, but when an agent of a secret organisation requests he join the service he, and the other…

Review: Before I Go to Sleep

Amnesia! The writer’s best friend comes back to haunt Nicole Kidman in her newest thriller. While the premise has been done before, I still found the film engaging and an overall success. Kidman plays Christine, a woman who every day wakes up with no memory of the last twenty years due to an accident. Her…

Review: Welcome to the Punch

I went in looking for a stylish action crime caper. I got that, unfortunately I didn’t get anything more. Welcome to the Punch follows a grudge between a high priority criminal Jacob (Mark Strong) and a patriotic cop Max (James McAvoy). But when they are both targeted by a shadowy adversary, they have to join…

Review: John Carter

Widely regarded as Disney’s biggest and worst flop in recent memory, yet I actually found it very entertaining despite its CG heaviness. Based off the classic and highly influential novel “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs (writer of the original Tarzan) this story tells of John Carter, a Civil War veteran who is…

Review: The Guard

The “buddy cop movie” with a sarcastic twist. When a small Irish community becomes a staging area for a trio of notorious serial killers it is up to local guard Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) to stop them. A bluntly spoken officer who knows exactly how far he can bend the law for his own self…

Review: Arrietty (The Secret World of Arrietty)

I’m quiet sad I missed Arrietty in the cinema as I thoroughly enjoyed this entry for Studio Ghibli! This outing is a gentle, calming experience, an adaptation of “The Borrowers” books, Arrietty follows a family of four inch tall people living beneath the floors and between the walls of a house. Having lived in peace…