Review: Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel was a good movie. Not… much more to say about it. Vers, a Kree warrior with a surreal power of photon-blasts from her hands, goes on a mission to destroy Skrulls – dangerous aliens who can shape-shift into anyone. But on this mission, she is haunted by visions of a past she doesn’t…

Review: Kong – Skull Island (2D)

This reboot of King Kong’s mythology is a springboard for the monster-verse and… it is competent but nothing to write home about. An expedition in the early 1970s to the fabled Skull Island, spotted by satellite technology, goes awry when the expedition is headed by a man looking for revenge on a colossal monster living…

Review: The Hateful Eight

Tarantino’s eighth directorial piece is a Western that almost didn’t happen, but we should be grateful that it did! John “The Hangman” Ruth has himself a bounty worth ten thousand, but his trip to Red Rock for the execution is thwarted by a blizzard. He and his prisoner must stay at a cabin until the…

Review: Avengers – Age of Ultron (2D)

Conquering heroes The Avengers return in their second outing as an ensemble cast. This time they must defend Humanity against a peacekeeping AI developed by Tony Stark after it goes rogue. Is it wrong to say anything negative about a Marvel property these days? *Cinema Cocoa brings up the blast shields* Okay so it is…

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…

Remake Rumble Review: Oldboy

Remake Rumble…? More like Remake Execution. So, against my better judgment I’ve decided to do this particular Remake Rumble! I guess it wouldn’t leave my mind until I had seen it through. Read, and feel the frustration! Oldboy (2003) The definition of a revenge tale, beautifully savage and cynically dark in humour, Oldboy is one…

Review: Captain America – The Winter Soldier (3D)

This Marvel train ain’t stopping for anything! The Winter Soldier is quite possibly one of the best entries into the film series yet! Captain Steve Rogers tries to find a sense of place in the modern world working for S.H.I.E.L.D. But when Nick Fury is targeted by a mysterious assassin, Rogers discovers that his patriotism…

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: RoboCop (2014)

Oh, Hollywood… please stop doing this. Alex Murphy, police officer of Detroit, is fatally injured in a car bomb explosion and is remade as a cybernetic law enforcement robot. The company who made him, OMNICORP, create military robots to battle in the Middle East, but cannot bring such faceless enforcement into American cities without causing…

Review: XXX2 – State of the Union

I had the unfortunate situation of watching one of my favourite television channels all day only for them to put this on. Good god. So I can vaguely remember seeing Vin Diesel’s XXX in the cinema, and what I recall was a brazen attempt at a bigger, bolder, American version of James Bond (it even…