Friday 28 February 2014

Film Review: Non-Stop

A claustrophobic and entertaining action/thriller, Non-Stop is now boarding; starring born-again action star Liam Neeson (Star Wars Episode I: Phantom Menace, Taken) and Julianne Moore (The Big Lebowski, Crazy Stupid Love), this film is a goofy, entertaining ride that is a surprising amount of fun.

Friday 21 February 2014

Academy Awards 2014 Predictions

The 2014 Academy Awards are just around the corner - the movie industries night of nights is always one brimming with anticipation, and this year is no different. So, with just under a couple of weeks until the winners are announced, I take a stab at guessing who'll win what in the major categories. 

Note: Not 100% accurate. 40-50% at most.

The films highlighted in purple are my predictions for who will most likely win, those in orange are those that could potentially cause an upset. 

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Film Review: Her

Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his new operating system. But it is voiced by Scarlett Johansson, so who wouldn't? Here's my review of Spike Jonze's Her.

Friday 14 February 2014

Film Review: Mandela - Long Walk to Freedom

A biopic on one of the 21st Century's most influential political figures, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is something of a mixed-bag in comparison to others in the genre; whilst it is a tonally consistent and respectful depiction of Nelson Mandela, you can't help feeling like they bit off more than they could chew.

Monday 10 February 2014

Verdict: Sherlock Series 3

This post contains mild spoilers for Series 3 of Sherlock. You have been warned.

After two long years of waiting, BBC's Sherlock returned to our screens a few weeks back. With the sew-totally-hot-right-now Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular world's greatest detective and Bilbo Baggins (a.k.a Martin Freeman) as Dr. John Watson, the three-part third series continues to exemplify the true meaning of the phrase 'quality over quantity'.

Following on from THAT cliffhanger in 'The Reichenbach Fall', Series 3 doesn't dare pause for breath across the three 90-minute episodes. Each episode is a hectic, witty and intelligent mystery punctuated with some of the best character drama on television.

Saturday 8 February 2014

Film Review: RoboCop

First we had The Karate Kid, then Total Recall and now this; RoboCop, the 21st Century remake.

A direct remake of the 1987 sci-fi classic of the same name, RoboCop, the 2014 edition, is shiny and flashy, but instantly forgettable and illicits a swift shrug of the shoulders, accompanied by an abrupt "meh".

Friday 7 February 2014

Film Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Martin Scorsese's tale of sex, drugs and debauchery is now the highest-grossing R-rated movie in Australian history - and for good reason. The Wolf of Wall Street sees Scorsese re-team with Leonardo DiCaprio for the fourth time, and whilst it ain't for the faint hearted, it will knock your socks off.

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Top 5: The Walking Dead Episodes

This post contains spoilers for The Walking Dead - you have been warned

In just a few short years, The Walking Dead has become one TV's highest rating (and most highly-acclaimed) television shows. Commanding an audience of over 16 million Americans for the season 4 première last October, AMC's headline show has earned itself a loyal following around the world. 

After leaving audiences shell-shocked with the climactic mid-season finale a few months back, The Walking Dead returns to television screens this week for the final eight episodes of Season 4. In order to mark the date, we've put together a list of our Top 5 Walking Dead episodes so far, with some honorary mentions thrown in for good measure.

Give them a read and let me know what you think!

Monday 3 February 2014

Film Review: 12 Years A Slave

Very few films leave an entire theatre in stunned silence when the credits start to roll. No giggling or gossiping, but complete and utter silence. 

12 Years A Slave however, did exactly that. The powerful, pulls-no-punches period drama from director Steve McQueen, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt, is a striking and magnificent awards season powerhouse.


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