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…

Arrival

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker Empire: 5 Stars                                Rotten Tomatoes: 93% What has the director done before? In the late 90’s and early 2000’s we had M. Night Shyamalan, the director of Signs, Unbreakable and The Sixth Sense, was our purveyor of psychological thriller and sometimes sci-fi perfection. Now Denis Villeneuve has…

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…

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…

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…