Dog Movie Review
The setup is simple. Jackson Briggs (Tatum) is a war veteran who is tasked with taking a military service dog Lulu to the funeral of the dog’s handler and his fellow Army Ranger who has died by suicide. Briggs had served with both dog and soldier. Both are suffering, Briggs from the after-effects of head trauma and Lulu from PTSD.
Lulu is tightly wound and hyper-aggressive and the beginnings of their road trip are fraught with animosity between both former ...
Black Friday Movie Review
Building on an already crazy premise (that consumption orgy in America that traditionally occurs on the fourth Friday of November), this Black Friday follows the beleaguered staff at a toy store. The fun begins when a pulsating chunk of flesh comes rocketing through the tin roof of the store and infects an employee stupid enough to look it face to blob and not run away as most sane folks would.
You can tell from the opening that things aren’t going to go well ...
The Batman Movie Review
On the casting front, things are uniformly effective with Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne and his alter ego Batman more than holding up his end, he has brooding down to a science. Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle (AKA Catwoman) hits all the right notes and looks great in tight black leather while Colin Farrell is almost unrecognisable as Oswald Cobblepot (The Penguin). Jeffrey Wright as Lt. James Gordon and John Turturro as the crime boss Carmine Falcone turn in their usual strong workman like ...
Studio 666 Movie Review
The story (of what little there is) revolves around the band recording their new album in a haunted house and as Dave becomes more possessed the proceedings become more and more gruesome. The deaths when they come are weighted more towards to end of the film. This makes the first half a little dry but rewards those with a taste for stage blood in the later reels as buckets flow.
As Mister Grohl picks off the unfortunate members of his band, the hilarity becomes ...
Cyrano Movie Review
Dinklage’s singing voice while being slight is buttressed by interesting lyrics and a heartfelt delivery. Elsewhere female lead Haley Bennett as Roxanne has a fine singing voice as does Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Christian, who is competing for Roxanne’s heart. Ben Mendelsohn is also interesting as De Guiche, who gets to get his Goth on via a deep resonant voice.
With a backdrop of war and the struggle of the class system breaking into song at any moment is ...
C’mon C’mon Movie Review
Joaquin Phoenix is Johnny, an audio documentarian who is traveling around the country interviewing young people to get their take on some of life’s biggest questions. He seems inward-facing and somewhat broken. He visits his estranged sister Viv (Gaby Hoffmann) and her son Jesse (Woody Norman).
The relationship between the two siblings is frosty and when Viv has to travel to look after her husband, Jesse’s father, Johnny is tasked with looking after Jesse. The ...
Uncharted Movie Review
If this mirrors the action of actually playing the video game, then this approach makes a little more sense. As it is the film’s main momentum is built around the on-screen chemistry of its two male leads, Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg plays Victor Sullivan a self-centred veteran fortune hunter and Holland’s Nathan Drake is the starry-eyed newbie.
The two main female characters played by Tati Gabrielle and Sophia Ali are not given that much to do but ...
Wyrmwood: Apocalypse Movie Review
Even as crazy as Road of the Dead was Writer/director Kiah Roache-Turner succeeds in ramping up the lunacy by a large degree. Brooke continues with her zombie whispering ways and Barry is a lone wolf surviving on pills and an expanded collection of gadgets to keep him safe and somewhat zombie-free. The Surgeon (Nicholas Boshier) also returns.
The man in the yellow hazmat suit is still struggling to find a cure while hiding out in an underground bunker. While Barry ...
Drive My Car Movie Review
The story is intertwined with a production of the play Uncle Vanya by heavyweight Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. Its main focus is on the life of actor/producer Yūsuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima) but its generous running time allows a few other characters' stories to be told and interesting ones there are.
Using a minimal, almost nonexistent soundtrack and long moments of silence, you are not steered to any established destination and left with enough time to ...
Marry Me Movie Review
If you’ve seen the trailer, you might already know the storyline. World-famous singer finds out on the eve of her televised wedding, that the intended has cheated on her with the lowly personal assistant. Her answer to this affront is to pick some random dude from the audience to complete the nuptials. Random dude being Owen Wilson and Jennifer Lopez being, well herself.
It unravels like a Jay Lo vanity project most of the time and Owen Wilson revisits a role he’s played way too many ...