Inside Out (2015)

Rating: PG There is something about the way that Pixar makes films that gets past the superficiality that most animated features subscribe to. It’s a recipe they have perfected, that caters to both young and old, and often hits that emotional sweet-spot that doesn’t leave a dry eye in the house. The first ten minutes…

Jurassic World (2015)

Rated PG-13 (Blood, gore, Violence) I can still remember the excitement and the sheer wonder I felt when I saw the first dinosaur in Jurassic Park. Much like Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler, I felt utter disbelief at what was unfolding before my eyes, with John Williams’ unforgettable score perfectly capturing the majesty and awe…

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

There was a time that comic-book movies were few and far between, and rarer still was one which was actually good. Fanboys the world over could only dream about seeing the panelled exploits of their heroes translated onto the big screen. But then, beginning with Iron Man, Marvel started their onslaught to take over Hollywood.…

Tomorrowland (2015)

Imagine a world. A world where the brightest minds on Earth have been brought together, in order to inspire, innovate and invent creations beyond our wildest dreams. A place fuelled by optimism and where the only limit is your imagination. That’s the premise behind Tomorrowland. The main story revolves around Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), an…

Ex Machina (2015)

The story centres on Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), an exceptional programmer working for Bluebook (the movie’s version of Google), who wins a competition to spend a week with Nathan (Oscar Isaac), Bluebook’s eccentric and reclusive CEO. Once Caleb arrives at Nathan’s Alaskan subterranean abode, he soon finds that he has been selected to take part in…

Spy (2015)

The latest comedy from writer/director Paul Feig, stars Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham, mixing the spy genre with the trademark humour that Feig has come to be known for. Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a CIA agent whose marks were off the charts during her training as a cadet. Now, due to a…

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Insane. In your face. Balls to the wall action. Amazing. All these words perfectly sum up Mad Max, and you know what? I loved it every bit of it. In a world where movies are now bleak, desaturated and brimming with CG effects, Mad Max is a refreshing break from the norm, that hits you…

Chappie (2015)

Neill Blomkamp exploded onto the movie scene with his 2009 hit, District 9. The young director showed a visual style and flair that was fresh and new, whilst also deftly weaving a sci-fi story serving as an allegory for the racial and political struggles of South Africa. Elysium, his sophomore effort, showed that the director’s…

Focus (2014)

Will Smith was once considered a sure win. Just his presence in a film’s cast would guarantee box office success. From punching aliens in Independence Day to causing slow motion explosions in Bad Boys, his natural charm and charisma was enough to fill theatres the world over. But let’s face it, Will Smith hasn’t been…

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Daniel Craig’s era of James Bond has ushered a more serious, gritty version of the British spy. Brutal, efficient and not a trace of campiness in sight. However for those of you who yearn for a return to the witty one-liners, crazy gadgets and over-the-top villains, topped with a Martini shaken not stirred, then Kingsman…