Wonder Woman Review (2017)

Warner Brothers hasn’t been having much luck with the launch of its DC Expanded Universe (DCEU). While Man of Steel, Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad have been profitable, the movies haven’t really had much love from critics or the mainstream audience. With complaints of being too dour or lifeless, more style than substance, it…

Alien: Covenant Review (2017)

Rated R (for sci-fi violence, language and nudity) I’m beginning to think that all scientists in the Alien universe are dumb-asses. It’s the only theory that can explain the decisions that are made by the characters in Alien: Covenant. But of course, if they did act intelligently I guess we really wouldn’t have a movie to…

Life Review (2017)

Rated R (for language, sci-fi violence, horror) After a close call reigning in an out of control satellite, a multi-national group of scientists on the international space station ISS are charged with examining soil samples from Mars for evidence of extra-terrestrial life.  In these samples lie dormant single cellular organisms and when British biologist Hugh…

Beauty and the Beast Review (2017)

Rated PG (action and violence) The late 80’s/early 90’s was a great time to be alive if you were a Disney fan. The studio had just knocked it out of the park with the Little Mermaid, breathing new life into the animation department, and was just about to deliver their take on another fairy tale, Beauty and…

Ghost in the Shell Review (2017)

Rated PG-13 (sci-fi violence, suggestive content and disturbing images). Set in the near future where nearly everyone has some level of cybernetic enhancements, Ghost in the Shell’ is centred on a young woman called Major (Scarlett Johansson), a survivor of a terrorist attack whose body is irrevocably damaged. After undergoing the first successful brain transplant into…

Logan Review (2017)

Rated R (for extreme violence, language and brief nudity) Ever since Hugh Jackman hit the big time as Wolverine in 2000’s X-Men he has become inseparable from the character. In fact one could say that the success of his depiction helped launch the entire comic book movie craze we see today. Now, 17 years and…

Assassin’s Creed Review (2016)

Rated PG-13 (for sequences of violence and action). 2016 looked to be a promising year for video game to movie adaptations. With Warcraft under the watchful eye of director Duncan Jones and Assassin’s Creed boasting a pedigree of acting talent, it seemed certain that at least one of these films would break the video game curse.…

Moana Review (2016)

Rated PG. Disney has been on a bit of a streak of late with hits like Tangled, Big Hero 6, Frozen and Zootopia. They seem to have found the secret recipe for creating instant animation classics and this holds true for Moana, the newest feature film from the House of Mouse. The story begins on…