Review: Pokémon – Detective Pikachu

For fans and general audiences, Detective Pikachu is a lot of fun and has a lot of heart! After his mother’s passing, and feeling estranged from his father, Tim Goodman never saw the appeal of becoming a Pokémon Trainer, he instead worked in insurance. But upon a chance encounter with a Pikachu who he can…

Review: Deadpool 2

The foul-mouthed, fourth-wall breaking superhero is back, and it is a whole lot of fun! The merc-with-a-mouth needs to learn the values of family when a cyborg warrior from the future, Cable, arrives to kill a young mutant who he claims grows up into a murderer. 2016 saw the bulging superhero genre shaken to the…

Review: Life

A competent claustrophobic sci-fi horror, but it does require a lot of suspension of disbelief to enjoy. A damaged reconnaissance probe returning from Mars returns to the orbital station above Earth so that scientists on board can study what it brought back. But to their surprise and initial joy, the probe brought back signs of…

Review: Deadpool

Studio 20th Century Fox delivers an off-the-wall adaptation of Marvel superhero Deadpool, capitalising on a character in their repertoire with ludicrous respect, making for the first straight up adult comedy of the genre. Mercenary and thug-for-hire Wade Wilson finds the love of his life, but not long afterwards he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Trusting…

Review: Turbo

While EA produces a film adaptation of a racing video game, I go back to Dreamworks answer to Cars. It was… okay. Theo is a simple garden snail who daydreams of a life of racing, motor racing that is. He has a racing driver for an idol, and his fellow snails laugh at him for…

Review: Safe House

A mess of a thriller that had good intentions but just boils itself down to a generic action venture. You know its bad when you start writing the review before the film’s even finished. Ryan Reynolds plays Matt, a low ranking CIA officer in charge of one of many safe houses and is looking for…

Review: The Proposal

So most of you might be asking: “What?? A Romantic Comedy, what have you done with the real Cinema Cocoa??” Simply put, a relentless boss forces her assistant into marriage so that she can avoid being deported to Canada for a year and lose her business standing. They hate each other, but does this bribe…

Review: The Croods

Dreamworks newest animated outing held a lot of promise in my mind, from a promising trailer showing some gorgeous landscapes, colourful creatures and good laughs. Yet while these are present, it didn’t play out as well as I’d hoped. The Croods are a prehistoric caveman family and the father, Grug (Nicolas Cage) protects them by being overly paranoid…