Ant-Man and the Wasp review

I’ve lost track of the number of exasperated looks that I’ve earned by asking people if they’ve watched Ant-Man.   To be fair, when he’s sharing a screen with the likes of Captain America, Iron Man and Thor, it might appear as though Marvel Studios is scraping the barrel by presenting a superhero with the ability…

Mission Impossible – Fallout review

There are three types of spy films. First off, we have the James Bond spy – macho, guns blazing and irresistible to any woman he meets. Then there is the Johnny English spy – comical and idiotic at times, yet still able to carry out intricate missions and save the world. Finally, there is the…

Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle review

Review by: Harry H. With the story that began in Netflix’s Godzilla: Planet of Monsters continued in Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle, we must ask the age-old question; “Is it as good as the first?” Yes. It’s not a massive improvement, but it was certainly a more interesting watch, and here’s why: Exploration and development Ok…

How The Dark Knight changed superhero films forever

‘Game-changer’ is an accolade that’s dished out far too often these days; to the extent it’s become something of a stereotype. There’s one film though, that I would argue has well and truly earned it. Before the Avengers, before the Justice League, before Deadpool and even before the majority of the X-Men movies, there was…

The Incredibles 2 review

A lot’s changed since Pixar’s beloved superhero flick, The Incredibles, was released in 2004. It’s easy to forget that it predates the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe by as much as four years, and the DC Extended Universe by nine. It even a came a whole year before Batman Begins, the first chapter in Christopher Nolan’s legendary Dark Knight…

Top Pixar Film Moments

The moment we’ve all been waiting 15 years for is now only a few days away (we would have had it sooner, but UK releases have been delayed due to the World Cup; not that we’re complaining…) To prepare us for the glorious moment The Incredibles 2 hits cinemas, we’ve been looking back over Pixar’s biggest hits….

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom review

“Do you remember the first time you saw a dinosaur?” It’s been 25 years since our first glimpse into the world of doomed island theme parks, genetic manipulation and rampaging dinosaurs. Jurassic Park represented an amazing leap forward in film technology, using a combination of practical effects and – at the time – state-of-the-art CGI, the foundations…

Ocean’s 8 review

It’s fair to say that the announcement of Ocean’s 8 was met with mixed opinions. After the flop that was the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters, the prospect of a similar arrangement to follow-up the wildly successful Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13 had some rolling their eyes, while others questioned why it had taken so long. It’s a gamble that seems to have…

Jurassic Park’s 10 best moments

This is a pretty big year for the Jurassic Park series. Not only is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the hotly anticipated sequel to 2015’s wildly successful reboot, Jurassic World, hitting cinemas today, but 2018 also marks 25 years since the original Jurassic Park kicked off one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time. There’s a lot to love…

Solo: A Star Wars Story review

To put it bluntly, Solo: A Star Wars Story was the film that no one asked for, no one wanted and – with reports of production woes at every turn – no one had any real confidence in. Most notably of said woes was the departure of original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller —…

007: The Craig Years – Ranked

Once again, it’s time to fire up the Aston Martin, don your Walther PPK and shake (but don’t stir) that vodka martini. Production on Bond number 25 has been confirmed to start in December this year, with Daniel Craig returning as 007 and BAFTA, Golden Globe and Oscar-winning Danny Boyle signed on to direct. We…

Annihilation review

Reviewed by: Harry H.  Alex Garland has served up some pretty nifty science fiction epics, with past successes including 28 Days Later, Dredd (2012) and Ex Machina – but a sci-fi/horror which isn’t set in space? It almost seems a strange change of pace. In fact; the term ‘horror’ can be used quite loosely as, while Annihilation certainly has its horrifying…

Deadpool 2 review

Just your run-of-the-mill R-rated family film  I’m not really a fan of sequels. More often than not, they’re simply unnecessary exercises in profiteering for hungry producers; especially when the first film left everything wrapped up nicely. The only thing worse than a half-hashed sequel is when they try to extend its life even further by…

A Quiet Place review

The horror genre is one that I feel often struggles to bring something new to the table. Everything’s either been done, copied or in some cases, even revived before. Which is why I was so intrigued, if a little sceptical, to hear about a new horror film that was supposedly doing something totally original, as…

Avengers: Infinity War review

10 years. 19 films. One of the biggest ensemble casts ever assembled for a Hollywood blockbuster. To say that Avengers: Infinity War is a big deal would be the understatement of the year. The stakes are painfully high. Not only for The Avengers, who must stop the Mad Titan, Thanos, from getting his hands on the fabled…

Ready Player One review

Whatever you do, don’t read the book first… Spielberg took a much-loved book (which you may have noticed includes a few flattering references to his own work) and failed to (excuse the pun) bring it to life. Though it’s visually spectacular, the film feels disconnected and a bit thin on the plot-side. Ready Player One’s redeeming factor…

Black Panther review

Black Panther is a film with more than its fair share of hurdles to jump. In a period of cinema that feels as though a new superhero film is released every other week, it has to launch a character completely unbeknownst to an audience hungry for more of household names such as Captain America and…

Godzilla: Planet of Monsters review

By Harry H. If you wouldn’t previously have considered yourself a Godzilla fan, now might be a good time to start. With a sequel to the Legendary Productions’ 2014 offering, Godzilla, currently in post-production and Toho’s 2016 flick, Shin Godzilla, rumoured to be landing in 2020 – not to mention Legendary’s highly anticipated Godzilla vs Kong – it’s a…

Tomb Raider 2018 review

It’s not that kind of Tomb Raider film. Whilst the latest big-screen iteration of the blockbuster video game series is unlikely to be remembered as an example of exceptional cinema, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t thoroughly enjoy it. In what feels like an era of endless reboots, prequels and spin-offs, it’s unsurprising that this…