Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Josh Duhamel Director: Michael Bay I know that it's the popular thing to dislike these films. Like if a film is big, and you like it, you couldn't possibly be an intellectual. But you know what? I don't care. I had an awesome time at this movie. I… Continue reading Preview: Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Starring: Scarlet Johannson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche Director: Rupert Sanders I'm going to have to be a bit unpopular and say that I actually enjoyed this film. I remember watching the anime years ago, but I don't remember that much about it, but that I liked it. It was cool and it also… Continue reading Ghost In The Shell (2017)
In a dystopian future, humanity is living underground in individual, one room bunkers, to outlive the disease that’s razing humanity on the surface. In small groups of seven, the survivors communicate through an interface where they can group chat and build relationships. But there are pressures living underground, and when one of their number becomes unbearable, they breach the system and exclude him from their group, which starts off a chain of events.
Isolated from all but each other, the tensions within the group are drawn to the fore, and we can only watch as they go through their routines which are all they have to keep them sane. And we can only watch when things start to go wrong and someone starts to kill members of the group one by one.
What’s really going on? How can someone be entering their cells without catching the disease outside? Is it…
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One of my friends is an actor, and as someone who has to face rejection in auditions on a daily basis, he has moments when he has to deal with thoughts about not being good enough and what success really means, and self esteem crushing things of that nature. His big trick for getting through those dark feelings of not being good enough, he always says, is to watch Ed Wood.
Ed Wood was an American writer/director who was most active in the 50’s and 60’s, and his film Plan 9 from Outer Space, a film about aliens coming to Earth and reanimating the dead in order to take over the planet, is credited as being the worst film ever made. But his sheer enthusiasm for films and film making, his ability to keep on creating and motivating other people to pay for his films, or agree to star…
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By now you must know how much we love a horror franchise, and this time around I thought we'd take a look at Alien, which started in 1979, and has had sequels, spin offs, reboots, games and even restaurants and bars made out of it. OK, so it's a sci fi, survival horror but it… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Alien (1979 – )
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E Grant, Director: James Mangold Logan, the man who is also known as Wolverine (Jackman), has grown old. He no longer heals so good, and he's spending his days sleeping in his car, drinking heavily, and chauffeuring obnoxious people around near the Texas… Continue reading Logan (2017)
Starring: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Michelle Yeoh, Toby Jones. Director: Luke Scott One of the most forgettable films of the year, this is the story of a girl called Morgan, a genetically engineered person whose case comes under investigation by the company that funded her creation after she turns violently on her handler.… Continue reading Morgan (2016)
Starring: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Frolich Director: Fritz Lang In a beautifully realised dystopian future, the world is run by the decadent city planners, who are strongly divided from the working classes, but all this changes when the son of the city's overlord meets Maria, a kind woman from the working classes who opens… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Movies: Metropolis (1927)
Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen. Director: Gareth Edwards I suppose that I might as well open by telling you that I found this film less than impressive. Jyn (Jones) is the daughter of the man who designed the Death Star. Her father (Mikkelsen)… Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman Director: Roland Emmerich I remember when Independence Day it came out. It was a huge blockbuster, with one liners, an ensemble cast, and that shot of the White House being blown up. At the time, for some reason, than ending didn't seem improbable, it was just all big fun. This… Continue reading Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)