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…

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 (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.…

Doctor Strange (2016)

Rated PG-13 (for violence and action) The juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a money making machine that doesn’t look like it has an end in sight. Initially starting with movies that had a more earthly, “grounded” focus (Iron Man, Captain America) then introducing audiences to the more cosmic side of things with…

Suicide Squad (2016)

Rated PG13 for sequences of violence and action, suggestive content and language. Please be good. Please be good. This was the thought going through my head as I walked in to the midnight screening of Suicide Squad. The trailers for Suicide Squad had been fun, off-kilter and promised a breath of fresh air from the…