Monday, July 24, 2017

All Eyez on Me – Director: Benny Boom

All Eyez on Me purports to tell the true, untold story of rapper, poet and activist Tupac Shakur (Demetrius Shipp Jr.) What it doesn’t...

The Mummy Dir: Alex Kurtzman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sophia Boutella, Russell Crowe The Mummy, is directed by writer/director Alex Kurtzman, and is the first instalment in the Universal...

Wonder Woman, Director: Patty Jenkins

There’s an infinite number of considerations when attempting to write a review of the new Wonder Woman movie. How could Gal Gadot ever fill...

Snatched, Director: Jonathan Levine

Life isn’t going well for 30-something Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer.) She can’t keep a job. Her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of an...

Alien: Covenant Dir: Ridley Scott

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup  Alien: Covenant is the much anticipated sequel to Prometheus. And I’m just going to say it. “I liked...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Dir: James Gunn

Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana The first Guardians film was yet another example of how plucking a talented passionate filmmaker from...

Kong: Skull Island

Meet the new Kong! It’s 1973 and the Vietnam War is coming to an end. Facing redundancy, army scientist Bill Randa (John Goodman) convinces his...

Alone in Berlin

With Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson heading up the cast, I had high hopes for Alone in Berlin. It’s based on the highly praised...

T2 Trainspotting – Dir: Danny Boyle

  Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle T2 Trainspotting, the sequel to the ground-breaking 1996 film, got a preview screening last night...

Patriots Day

Director: Peter Berg 15th of April 2013 was a perfect spring day in Boston, Massachusetts – Patriots Day – honouring the first battles of the...

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