Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic   Directed By: Matt Ross Starring: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler Prelude: This review is a little unique. Thanks to work I found myself sitting opposite the director Matt Ross and the star of the film Viggo Mortensen while they were undertaking the interview, coordinated by me. Yes, me, sitting opposite Viggo Mortensen looking…

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…

Could going to the cinema alone kill you?

Quick question, when was the last time you went to the cinema alone? Second question, why? I assume the answer would be along the lines of I can’t remember and its boring to go alone, or the natural I just can’t be assed.  I would like to open your brain up and finds some answers,…

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…

Netflix and Hollywood: Two different approaches to online piracy

The ever-expanding streaming service is benefiting from online piracy at the same time as reducing it. Hollywood should take note. There’s a scene in P.t. Anderson’s Boogie Nights that signals the death knell for the dominance of the cinematic format in the adult film industry. In one jarring, bloody scene the director highlights the transition from cinema to…

The Tale of the Movie Snob

Last week while grappling whether to go watch Batman vs. Superman, I went through every reason why I shouldn’t, visiting both Rotten Tomatoes and The guardian website to confirm my predictions that it was going to be a big piece of cinematic cow dung. Something, different happened last week, however, I think it might have…

Hollywood and The Internet: The Rise of Social media

What has it done for movies? In my previous article on how the movie industry has been affected by the Internet, which you can read here,  I didn’t  touch on the effect social media has on the movie making industry. The subject of social media in relation to movies deserves its own “professionally” written article…

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…

Ryan Vs. Ryan

Ryan Reynolds  Highest grossing movie: Deadpool ($335,191,383) Lowest grossing movie: Coming Soon ($3,742) Highest Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 90%  Mississippi Grind (2015) Lowest Rotten Tomatoes rating: 13% R.I.P.D. (2013) Number of Acting Credits: 66 credits Facebook Followers: 2,089,692 Favourite Movie: Van Wilder Movies directed: 0 Number of Nominations: 34 nominations Number of wins: 6 wins   Ryan Gosling Highest…