Tuesday , 14 August 2018

Reviews

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 »

The Lost Jedi – a review from the Dark Side

Now that Star Wars: Episode XIII – The Last Jedi is out in the world for all to see, there is no shortage of opinions as to its merits, or lack thereof. The Last Jedi has become another huge box office success for Disney and Lucasfilm, and an extremely well-reviewed movie by critics as well. But there’s been a disturbance in ... Read More »

Empire’s reign is over – The Last Jedi review

It’s that time of year again – the holiday season, with the gift that Disney and Lucasfilm continue to give – a brand new Star Wars film. After a return to a galaxy far, far away with 2015’s The Force Awakens, and last year’s first ‘stand-alone’ film, in actuality, a prequel, Rogue One, the war amongst the stars continues with ... Read More »

Jigsaw cuts new chapter in gory franchise – review

“I want to play a game.” The man with a plan, who put a hacksaw in your hand, struck fear for many a year, forcing those who didn’t appreciate life to confront death. For seven consecutive years, from 2004 to 2010, the Saw franchise made the Halloween season its home, entertaining and horrifying audiences with its elaborate, gut-spilling, limb-removing, head-crushing ... Read More »

The Fears of a Clown – IT review

IT is happening. The new adaptation of one of Stephen King’s most popular, and at 1138 pages, longest novels, is taking theaters, and the world of horror, by storm. Tapping into childhood fears, and some adult ones too, IT is proving to be just as chillingly effective as it was when it was released in literary form back in 1986. ... Read More »