With half the year done and dusted, it’s an opportune time to look back at some of the low lights of the silver screen. What was awful, what simply just let us down? Let’s have a look! Pacific Rim Uprising As a standalone movie, Uprising is not all that bad a film, but when you … More Downs of 2018
Beware! Spoiler heavy review. Sorry it took so long! … More Star Wars: Never tell me the spoilers!
The Force Awakens was a nostalgic action packed throwback, that helped the franchise get back on track, following the thoroughly underwhelming Prequel trilogy from the Early 00’s. Since then, we’ve also had the well acclaimed spin-off, Rogue One. So expectations were sky high for the latest instalment in the saga, Episode VIII, The Last Jedi. … More The Last Jedi, It Disappoints
Lost in time, like tears in the rain…All aboard the reboot train … More Throwback: Blade Runner (1982)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planet is based off Valérian and Laureline, the long running French Sci-Fi comic series, that ran from 1967 to 2010. Director Luc Besson has been a fan of this franchise since his youth, and has long dreamed to bring the characters alive on the big screen. In a … More Valerian, Got Style, Needed Substance
The 6th instalment of the iconic Alien franchise has landed in cinemas, Alien: Covenant. Picking up following the developments from 2012’s Prometheus, is Covenant a throwback to the original horror, or a follow on from the lore heavy Prometheus. Covenant, is the story of the Covenant, a vessel travelling to a far flung planet, its … More Covenant, Lacks Any Fear
Life, follows a star studded cast, as a group of astronauts on the International Space Station. who happen to bring on a surprise visitor, who happens to be a lot more sinister than first presumed! The crew on the ISS manage to recover a capsule, containing various samples from a recent Martian mission. Amongst all … More Life Thrills!
With the release of the live action remake of Ghost in the Shell this year, I had the opportunity to watch the original 1995 anime at one of the few limited screenings at the cinema. Even though a fan of anime & manga, I’ve never got round to watching this film, so it was time … More Ghost In The Shell, Iconic
Fortunately, we have seen a revival of good space ferrying films, some of my favorites of recent years have been Interstellar and The Martian, so I was highly anticipating watching Passengers with the cross genre between Romance and Science Fiction. Set on the self-navigated spaceship Avalon, 5000 people are travelling in hibernation pods to start … More Passengers : Style over Substance
The Force Awakens, managed to bring back the magic of the original Star Wars trilogy, together with making Star Wars a huge Box Office draw once again. Rogue One was announced as the first of a collection of stand-alone films, known as the Star Wars Anthology. The Force Awakens (TFA) strongly lent on the influences … More Rogue One ends 2016 in style!