City of Ghosts

City of Ghosts Directed by: Matthew Heineman Starring: Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, Hamoud, Hassan Rotten Tomatoes: 100%                                          Empire:5 Stars What is City of Ghosts about? Type in “Raqqa” into Google, and you will find a link to the website for Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently a fact referenced in the film City of Ghosts to highlight the prominence…

Dunkirk

 Dunkirk Directed by: Christopher Nolan Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy Rotten Tomatoes: 92%                                                  …

The Lego Batman Movie

Directed by:  Chris McKay Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson Rotten Tomatoes: 91%                                                    Empire: 4 Stars What has the director done before? If you have heard of Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode…

Star Trek: Beyond

Star Trek: Beyond Directed By: Justin Lin Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban 1. Watch in the cinema or watch on DVD? The new Star Trek is one to watch in the theater. It is a summer blockbuster of course so it wouldn’t have the same impact if you watched it at home unless…

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…

Green Room

Green Room Directed By: Jeremy Saulnier Starring: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat Rotten Tomatoes: 90%                            Empire:4 Stars What has the director done before? I am ashamed of myself for not knowing who Jeremy Saulner is, I had heard of the movie Blue Ruin…

 A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King Directed by: Tom Tykwer Starring: Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury Rotten Tomatoes:67%                                      Empire:3 stars What has the director done before? I have never heard of Tom Tykwer ever before, perhaps it’s because Tom Twyker…

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…

10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane Directed by: Dan Trachtenberg Starring:  John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. Rotten Tomatoes: 89%                                                          Empire: 5 Stars Was it scary? 10 Cloverfield Lane was more thrilling rather than scary, but compared to some horror-ish films I have watched lately, I was definitely more enthralled with the film, which made me jump a…

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar! Directed By: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich Empire: 4 Stars                          Rotten Tomatoes: 83% What have the director’s done before? The directing duo that is the Coen brothers have been around for a long time. The brothers write, direct and produce their films, jointly, so they must really rake in the cash….

Deadpool

Deadpool (2016) Directed by: Tim Miller Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller What has the director done before? I had never heard of Tim Miller (no relation to  the director  George Miller) till I just Wikipediad him recently. With good reason Deadpool is Millers first film as a director. He was the creative director behind the…

The Revenant (2016)

The Revenant (2016) Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter What has the director done before? Alejandro González Iñárritu is literally an international director having sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a cargo ship between the ages of 16 and 18, working his way through Europe and Africa. You can feel the international influences…