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…

The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight (2016) Directed By Quentin Tarantino Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh Rotten Tomatoes: 75%                                  Empire: 4 stars What has the director done before? The Hateful Eight is the eighth movie by Quentin Tarantino, surprising isn’t it, considering that he is such a staple of today’s culture. It is his first movie…

The Danish Girl (2015)

The Danish Girl Directed By Tom Hooper Starring:  Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard Empire: 4 Stars                                    Rotten Tomatoes: 72% What has the director done before? The director of The Danish Girl is Tom Hooper, who previously directed The King’s Speech, for which he won the Best Picture and Best Director Academy Award in 2011.To be brutally honest this…