Wonder Woman (2017)

  Directed by: Patty Jenkins Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright,  Lucy Davis Empire: 4 Stars                                         Rotten Tomatoes: 92% What has the director done before? Patty Jenkins, an aptly chosen female director for a film with a female lead, is well known for previously directing the 2003 Aileen Wuornos biography Monster starring Charlize Theron…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Directed by: Gareth Edwards Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed & Forest Whitaker What has the director done before? British-born Gareth Edwards is well known for directing the 2010 indie sci-fi splash Monsters for a small budget of $500,000 which catapulted him into fame as it was shot in 3 weeks, with a…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Directed by: David Yates Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Collin Farrell and Ezra Miller Empire: 3 stars                                                        Rotten Tomatoes:76%  What has the director done before? ` Fantastic Beasts and Where…

Doctor Strange

Directed by: Scott Derrickson Starring:  Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen Empire: 4 Stars                                                                          Rotten Tomatoes:93%…

Tales of Tales

Tales of Tales Directed by: Matteo Garrone Starring:  Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones Who’s in it? There were a lot of actors that I recognised in this movie, that you would probably recognise but not remember except for Salma Hayek, obviously and maybe John C. Reilly (the other step brother in Step Brothers). I usually wouldn’t…

The Jungle Book (2016)

The Jungle Book (2016) Directed by: Jon Favreau Starring : Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley,Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson Empire: 3 Stars                                             Rotten Tomatoes: 94% What has the director done before? Jon Favereau, the actor/ director has been going from success to success. Previously his most prominent call to fame was playing the role of…

What’s Wrong with Watching Movies from the Past?

What’s Wrong with Watching Movies from the Past? Last week I went to the Prince Charles cinema, in Soho to watch a screening of Blade Runner. As a person who claims to be a movie buff, I was ashamed to admit to my friend that I hadn’t seen it. Blade Runner was a film that…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Directed by J.J. Abrams Starring: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Harrison Ford Rotten Tomatoes :95%                                            Empire: 4 stars Who would watch this? Star Wars:…

Should You Have a Star Wars Marathon?

Should you have a Star Wars Marathon? I came across an article about a cinema in Texas (Alamo Draft house Cinema) , who have set Star Wars fans the challenge of sitting through the entire space saga , followed by JJ Abram’s new episode on repeat , till only one fans remains. The surviving fan…