Review: Aladdin (2019)

Another Disney remake, another lesser version of a film that already exists. A street thief has the hots for a princess, and after being lulled into a task by an evil vizier, he stumbles over a magical lamp. Inside this lamp is a genie who grants him three wishes, and a moral quandary lies ahead…

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: Dumbo

Well, that was as awkward as expected, but it being forgettable was surprising. A baby elephant is born into a small circus troupe, and there a family discovers the elephant can fly on oversized ears! This draws the attention of another circus owner, promising them their dreams if the unique animal performs at his giant…

Review: The Predator

This film has great posters… Shame the film is utter garbage. As a sequel following (at least) Predator and Predator 2, a ragtag group of mentally unhinged soldiers find themselves up against an alien invader. But what is it doing here on Earth? Do we care? Sorry Predator fans… if you thought 2010’s Predators was…

Review: It (2017)

Now this is mainstream horror done right! Wow. In the city of Derry, several young bullied kids are stalked by a malicious and supernatural force that represents itself as a clown. As children mysteriously vanish, not only do the kids uncover a long history behind the menace but they take it upon themselves to defeat…

Remake Rumble Review: Whisky Galore!

When 2017’s Whisky Galore! featuring Eddie Izzard released in cinemas, people were quick to inform me that it was a remake, a remake of an extremely popular post-war comedy. After having my ignorance firmly corrected, I think it is time for a little comparison of the two! Whisky Galore! (1949) What a happy, rebellious and…

Review: Spider-Man – Homecoming

Spider-Man has indeed come home. After helping out Tony Stark during his little disagreement with Captain America, Peter Parker finds himself unwanted by the Avengers initiative and proceeds to try and make a name for himself. But he quickly finds himself in over his head when a mercenary group starts stealing dangerous artifacts and weapons…

Review: The Mummy (2017) (2D)

You’ve probably made up your mind about The Mummy already, but honestly, it a good – and scary – ride! When two US military recon scouts see an opportunity to steal treasure from a village in the Persian gulf, they come across an ancient Egyptian burial ground that is more like a prison than a…

Trilogy Review: The Mummy

Despite The Mummy franchise derives from themes of Life after Death, and that “death is only the beginning”, it has certainly gotten more rotten and dead after each resurrection. Doesn’t spell much hope for Universal Studio’s “Dark Universe” kickstarter The Mummy, the 2017 film starring action hero Tom Cruise… Mostly because fans today covet the…

Duo Review: Death Race (1975, 2017)

Death Race 2000 (1975) A product of it’s time, Death Race 2000 is something you cannot replicate today. In the heady time of the year 2000, America has become ruled by a dictatorship, spurred on by a financial crash in 1979, and has developed the Transcontinental Road Race, a motorised blood sport inspired by gladitorial…