The Colony Movie Review
The two surviving astronauts from the crash are taken prisoner by a group of renegades who live without modern technology. Ultimately Louse Blake (Nora Arnezeder) becomes the sole survivor and is tasked with getting word back to her superiors with information on the mission and the current status of the planet.
Through a series of flashbacks between Blake as a child and her scientist father played by Sebastian Roché, we are given information on earth’s early ...
Pig Movie Review
Rob (Cage) and his pig live an outsider’s existence. Way off the grid and devoid of almost all the trappings of technology. His barn yard buddy is a truffle hunter and excels at that exercise. Selling those buried treasures crates the only contact Rob has with the outside world, a weekly visit from his wholesaler Amir (Alex Wolff).
When two raiders in the night steal Rob’s four-legged friend, he must face his past and the outside world to regain something he ...
Coming Home In The Dark Movie Review
They find a picturesque location for a picnic and settle in for lunch. This calm is soon interrupted when they are accosted by two drifters Mandrake (Daniel Gillies) and Tubs (Matthias Luafutu). This begins a reign of terror that will leave a mark on all those that are involved. It is presented in such a way as to leave gaps in the narrative that you are left to fill on your own.
As new details come to light, the line between perpetrator and victim becomes more ...
Triggered Movie Review
Mr. Peterson (Sean Cameron Michael), a former science teacher of theirs is the perpetrator of an evil plan. Immediately after identifying himself and laying out the bare bones of his intentions, he ends his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot. Left to figure the remaining details the group set off on an ill-informed endeavour. As Peterson’s plan comes into focus the group dynamics are ever-changing.
The vests are actually bombs and have timers on them. When ...
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Movie Review
Shang-Chi… taps into a father and son dynamic and features a refreshing lack of romantic entanglements between its two leads. Shaun (Simu Liu) and Katy (Awkwafina) have good chemistry together, one that is buttressed by their friendship remaining platonic. Shaun has extreme hidden talents that emerge but this doesn’t change his character’s accessible nature.
Blending fantasy and real-world elements into its entertaining mix, it features some of the most ...
Ravage Movie Review
So begins her terrible journey into the darker side of human existence. Along the way, Ravage indulges in almost every backwater hillbilly cliche known to movie kind. Once you dispense with the expectation of originality, you can just sit back and enjoy the carnage. When the damsel in distress meets Ravener (Robert Longstreet) the derangement begins in earnest.
Harper is quite resourceful and using ingenuity while getting in touch with her inner MacGyver she is ...
Respect Movie Review
Even those with only a passing knowledge will know the more grim details of her life and while this exploration mentions some of those elements, it’s more a celebration of her musical identity. The behind the scenes view of songs coming together in the studio are particularly enlightening.
Jennifer Hudson delivers on the vocal histrionics and the few scenes that set out the difficult road she had to follow show her range there as well. The men in her life are ...
Free Guy Movie Review
This imaginative take on life inside a video game is overloaded with a retina shredding colour palate and calamitous action. As things progress there is added depth in both the character’s backstory and their emotional makeup as we get to know the players.
There are plenty of treats for fans of the video game universe and for those that revel in the Marvel/Disney cinematic universe. There is a series of hilarious scenes that involve a roid rage version of R.R. ...
Jungle Cruise Movie Review
With previous film adaptations like the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the park ride only provides a mere suggestion of storyline and here they have taken it to the extremes. It has given Mr. Johnson the chance to really ham it up and Ms. Blunt an opportunity to be one badass señorita. Their interpersonal relationship is played mostly for laughs.
The storyline revolves around a secret flower pedal that could help save mankind from illness and a curse that ...
Old Movie Review
Many find his directorial abilities are best served when using others' concepts as a wellspring. The depth and detail of this tale allows Shyamalan to make some pointed observations on topics such as the cutthroat nature of a certain huge industry and the expected entitlements of the wealthy.
The supernatural elements afoot are contrasted nicely by how idyllic the settings are. The beautiful beaches and lush scenery lull you into a gentle calm before things turn ...