Monday , 17 December 2018

Reviews

The First Purge was only the beginning

This is not a test. This is your Emergency Broadcast System announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge…. The world today can be a pretty difficult and frustrating place to live, with political turmoil, war and natural disasters often brought about by our biggest threat, climate change, affecting many across the globe. Here in America, the country is divided like ... Read More »

The Shat is back! – Halloween 2018 – review

‘Twas the night he came home…..again. Yes, Michael Myers is back – party time, excellent! And so is Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode. It’s one big, unhappy family ready to celebrate the holiday, and slasher movie franchise that is Halloween. Well, actually, they’re not family anymore, thanks to a retcon that disavows all the many sequels that took place after ... Read More »

PG-13 Venom still has plenty of bite – review

For close to two decades now, superhero movies have ruled the box office. 20 Century Fox ushered in the new wave in 2000 with X-Men, followed by Sony/Columbia in 2002 with Spider-Man. Marvel, having lost the rights to those two franchises previously in order to stay afloat, began their own cinematic universe in 2008 with Iron Man and have never ... Read More »

The Predator on the hunt again – review

“Ain’t nobody gonna believe this one.” In 1987, an elite military squad was sent to the jungles of Central America to rescue captives from a band of guerrillas. During their mission, they encountered something not of this earth, and the hunters became the hunted. Only one survived. These highly sophisticated, and highly weaponized, otherworldly ‘predators,’ it seems, have been using ... Read More »

The Meg makes other sharks weak – review

Man’s seemingly endless fascination with the dentally-dense denizens of the deep known as sharks is showing no sign of abatement. Discovery Channel just aired their enormously popular Shark Week, celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the SyFy Network is set to air its 5th, and supposedly final Sharknado movie. Amidst the occasional real-life shark attack which always gives sharks unwanted attention, ... Read More »

Dinos Unbound in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – review

One of filmdom’s greatest and biggest franchises is back with a thunderous roar. And that sound isn’t just emanating from the magnificent prehistoric beasts that have fascinated and enthralled humans of all ages ever since the first fossil remains were discovered and identified in Britain over 175 years ago. Having been silenced for 66 million years, thanks to an unfortunately ... Read More »

Deadpool 2 is 2 die for – review

“You’re living the dream, DP.” The latest family film has hit theaters, an anxiously awaited crowd-pleasing sequel that combines superheroes, action and comedy. Yes, the red spandex-clad, gun-toting, sword-wielding assassin, aka, the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool, has returned to slash, shoot and smash his way through the bad guys once again. (Oh, you thought we were talking about Incredibles ... Read More »

Space and time for everyone in Avengers: Infinity War – review

There’s been a disturbance in the force. No, wrong franchise. Space, the final frontier. Nope, still not right. But actually, they both apply to Marvel’s latest superhero mega-mash-up, Avengers: Infinity War. The culmination of 18 films spread out over the course of the past 10 years, this long-awaited build-up has led to many expectations and speculations. While some may be ... Read More »

Screams aplenty in A Quiet Place – review

“It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound, everybody look what’s going down.” “For What It’s Worth” – Buffalo Springfield Shhhh! Don’t make a sound. Don’t scream, don’t talk, don’t even whisper. Or the monsters will get you. That, my frightful friends, is the basic premise of the latest critical and commercial horror hit invading theaters across the globe, A ... Read More »

del Toro de Force Creature Feature – The Shape of Water – review

Guillermo del Toro is unquestionably one of the most imaginative filmmakers working today. Whether it’s large-scale, f/x-laden blockbusters like Hellboy and Pacific Rim, or smaller, more atmospheric gems like The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth, del Toro’s films never fail to deliver a sense of wonder and awe. Now, with his latest work, the acclaimed new The Shape of Water, he has managed to create ... Read More »