Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Film Review: Pan


Ever wondered how Peter Pan and Captain Hook became mortal enemies? Well, prepare to continue wondering as Joe Wright's Pan completely misses the point and dumps a steaming pile of unoriginal crap onto our laps.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Film Review: Sicario

Here we go yo, here we go yo, so what's the (what's the) sicario...

Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro join the war on the drugs (the actual war, not the band) in Denis Villeneuve's sublime suspense thriller, Sicario.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Film Review: The Visit



M Night Shyamalan’s The Visit melds genuine horror thrills with tongue-in-cheek gags to create something truly unique; a lo-fi found-footage flick where is the best plot twist is simply how good the end result is.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Film Review: The Diary of a Teenage Girl


We all remember our first time, right? C’mon, you know what I mean. Don’t be shy. I’m not talking overseas trips here. If you catch my eyebrow-wiggling drift and can cast your mind back that far, you’ll probably have a fondness for Marielle Heller’s nostalgic and racy coming-of-age tale, The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Classic Film: The Empire Strikes Back


Director: Irvin Kershner
Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams
Runtime: 124 minutes

With just a couple of months until The Force Awakens arrives in cinemas, I've decided to revisit all six Star Wars films to date. On the slate this month is Irvin Kershner's exemplary The Empire Strikes Back...

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Film Review: The Guest



The Guest is an American horror thriller from director Adam Wingard (You're Next). Starring Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and Maika Monroe (It Follows), The Guest is an unexpected low-budget delight that'll keep you guessing until the very end. 

Friday, 18 September 2015

Opinion: Which Streaming Service Is Right For Me?


Streaming services have taken off in a big way here in Australia over the last 12 months, with a diverse line-up of platforms all vying for the privilege of beaming TV and movies direct to your eyeballs.

But which service offers the best content, is the best value for money, or is the most versatile? We took a look at the four contenders – Netflix, Stan, Presto and Quickflix – to judge which streaming platform is worth your hard-earned cash. Happy viewing!

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Film Review: Pixels



Pixels is an action comedy film about retro video games, alien invasions and stylish matching Mini Coopers. How can a recipe including those ingredients be a disaster, right? Unfortunately, Pixels is exactly that; unfunny, unoriginal and just plain uninteresting.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Film Review: Maze Runner - The Scorch Trials



The second instalment in a planned trilogy, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials continues the journey of Thomas (Dylan O'Brien), Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) and the other Maze survivors directly after their escape from the nightmarish labyrinth. 

Friday, 11 September 2015

60 Second Film Reviews #23


Quick movie reviews, without the waffle. 60 Second Film Reviews is a regular feature where I compile together brief reviews of recent films I've watched at home or at the movies - and generally couldn't be arsed didn't find time to write a proper review for.

On the slate this month, we have a some recent DVD releases; The Duff, Black Sea, White Bird in a Blizzard and Trance. 

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Film Review: American Ultra


Remember kids; bombs and bongs don't mix. American Ultra is a slacker/stoner comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart that sees the former rediscover his past as a skilled CIA agent after his subconscious memory is triggered. 

Friday, 4 September 2015

Film Review: Straight Outta Compton



Powerful, enthralling, raw; the superlatives just keep flowin’ for Straight Outta Compton, a brilliant biopic from director F. Gary Gray about one of hip-hops most influential groups, N.W.A.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Film Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl



Wasted youth and doomed romance is nothing new to the young adult genre, but Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl isn’t having any of it. In dispensing with meet-cutes and clich├ęs, this adorable film breathes new life into a tired genre.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Film Review: While We're Young



While We're Young is a dramedy by director Noah Baumbach; starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts, the film sees a middle-aged married couple, Josh (Stiller) and Cornelia (Watts), rediscover the zest of life upon meeting a younger, cooler couple played by Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried.

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