There is a scene early on in Hell or High Water where Jeff Bridge’s sheriff and his harassed but loyal partner come across a group of cattle ranchers trying to shepherd their herd away from a large land fire. Tired and weary one of the ranchers comments on the fact that this is ‘hardly a life to pass… Read More Hell or High Water – Brothers in Arms
Man’s desire to create and control artificial intelligence has been the subject of many a film with genre staples like Blade Runner and the more recent Ex-Machina doing a tremendous job of fantasising the consequences of man playing God. In Luke Scott’s, son of Ridley, debut film Morgan, the director looks to throw his hat in the science fiction ring… Read More Morgan – Intelligence Lite
In 2003 Ricky Gervais seemingly retired the character of David Brent with a fitting and satisfying conclusion to The Office series that tied everything up rather nicely. David, ever socially awkward and completely misjudged in his comments, even managed to find a small amount of redemption and hope and with that he made his exit. Now… Read More David Brent: Life on the Road
Following in the footsteps of 2013’s Mama, Lights Out joins an ever growing list of feature films adapted from popular short films that quickly went viral. Unfortunately, despite an intriguing premise and some creative monster design, the film struggles to find an interesting plot to tie it all together and the result is a story that never quite manages to… Read More Lights Out – Are you Afraid of the Dark?
Disney’s original Pete’s Dragon, released back in 1977, was a light hearted if completely unremarkable film that over the years has faded into memory. Entertaining and family friendly, the film had small amounts of whimsical charm but offered little else and as such was never considered a classic by any stretch of the imagination. So when Disney announced they would be remaking the film… Read More Pete’s Dragon -Soaring to Great Heights
Here’s part 2 as promised… 5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them It was only a matter of time before Warner Brothers returned to milk the cash cow that is the Harry Potter franchise and this will be their first attempt at a spin off set in the Potter Universe. A prequel set some 70 years prior to… Read More 2016 Films – The Road to Recovery: Part 2
This summer’s blockbuster season has been, for the most part, a huge disappointment with many of its most highly anticipated films turning out to be shallow, lacking in creative energy and uninspired. X-Men Apocalypse returned to the mutant vs human well and came up empty, resulting in a dull and instantly forgettable sequel. The BFG, despite some nifty… Read More 2016 Films – The Road to Recovery: Part 1