Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) ★☆☆☆☆

Harry Potter and the Chamber of CGI.  Studying magical creatures from all around the globe, wizard, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has a little trouble when some of his creatures escape to New York City, causing mischief in all shapes and forms. So that the wizarding world is not exposed to the public, he must save them,…

Suicide Squad (2016) ★★☆☆☆

It’s OK to be a hit-man, as long as you love your daughter.  Directed and written by David Ayer, Suicide Squad marks as the third instalment to DC’s expanded universe. Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), assembles a number of imprisoned villains who are chosen to carry out deadly missions, in return for a lowered prison sentence. The squad consists of…

The Legend of Tarzan (2016) ★☆☆☆☆

A lazy adaptation.  Directed by David Yates, The Legend of Tarzan explores how after living at Greystoke Manor with his wife Jane (Margot Robbie), John Clayton III, aka Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) is enticed back into Africa by a Belgian man named Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). Rom hopes to entice John back to Africa at the request of Chief Mbonga (Djimon…

The Lady in the Van (2015) ★★★★☆

Fans mourning the loss of Downton Abbey will thoroughly enjoy Smith’s performance. This year’s dose of Alan Bennett comes in the form of an adaptation of his West End play, The Lady In The Van. A peculiar period in Bennett’s (Alex Jennings) life is told, when an elderly woman (Maggie Smith) decides to park herself in…

Top Twenty: Disney Animation films

Before I begin, I have a bone to pick with Disney. You could say my faith in the company isn’t so strong, momentarily. The continuous throwing in of live-actions of which don’t fall beyond mediocre, have become almost unsightly. Decent hits, such as Frozen, are placed only few and far between. What happened to the good old hand-drawn classics?…

Top Fifteen: Pixar Films

Pixar is by far one of my favourite production companies. I had previously created a list similar, though it needed updating and mixing around a little! After the release of Inside Out, the ideal thing to do was to rank all the old ones. This ranking is NOT worst to best, but my least favourite to most favourite.…

Terminator Genisys (2015) ★★★☆☆

“Old but not obsolete!” And he’s back…  Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) is sent back to 1984 in attempt to stop the original T-800 from killing Sarah Connor, though soon discovers that the 1984 he’s expecting no longer exists. This has already been changed by another time traveller. I will start off by saying, the original is a cult…

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) ★★★★★

Absolutely Barking-Mad!  Directed by George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth installment to the franchise, though don’t fret – the last one was released in 1985 and take it from someone who hadn’t seen the other three, you will be able to watch this one without viewing its predecessors. When Max (Tom Hardy) encounters a group of women led by…