The Meg review

“Exactly what kind of shark film is this?”  The shark film genre has had very few true hits, with the original summer blockbuster, Jaws, easily standing above its rival franchises. That’s not exactly an impressive feat, though. For every Jaws and Deep Blue Sea film that surfaces from the deep, you also have the cinematic tragedies of Sharknado and 2-Headed Shark Attack. What this…

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…

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…

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 —…

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…

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…

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…