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…

White Girl

White Girl   Directed by: Elizabeth Wood Starring: Morgan Saylor, Brian ‘Sene’ Marc, Justin Bartha Rotten Tomatoes: 70% What was it about? Browsing Netflix on a cold winters night, I surprisingly came across a movie that I hadn’t watched and didn’t dislike by the poster. White Girl is a film I had heard about on the fringes but…

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…

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…

Doctor Strange

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

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,…