The Secret Life of Pets (2016) ★★☆☆☆

What happens when you have to leave your pet for the day?  A loyal dog, Max (Louis C.K.), is horrified when his owner, Katie, arrives home with another (and much larger) dog named Duke (Eric Stonestreet). The two dogs don’t exactly get along, leading to them being lost in New York City. Along the way, Max and Duke meet several…

Ghostbusters (2016) ★★★★☆

Charge the lines, create the vortex, break the barriers.  Directed by Paul Feig, a revival from the 1984 classic has landed on the silver screen. It centrals on a villain obsessed with desiring for the apocalypse constructs a device that increases paranormal activity in hope of designing an opening between our world and the ghost dimension. In the meantime, three scientists, Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Jillian…

Dazed and Confused (1993) ★★★★★

Makes you wish you were growing up in the 70’s.  Texas, 1976: it’s the last day of school at Lee High and the seniors are excited to start their summer with a bang. This includes partying, drinking, smoking weed and hassling the new freshmen. Boys are a target of being hit with a baseball bat, whilst the girls are coated in ketchup and raw…

Golden Globes Predictions 2016

Yes, it’s that time of the year again – awards season! The Golden Globe nominees were announced last night. The show however, doesn’t air until 10th January 2016. But, discussing the nominees a month early is exciting, right? Once again, it’s a tough year… Best Drama:  Carol Mad Max: Fury Road The Revenant  Room (pictured)  Spotlight  My Prediction: The Revenant or Carol I’d…

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…

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) ★★★★☆

What The Fault in Our Stars failed to become.  Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, socially awkward teenager, Greg (Thomas Mann), has one main purpose in high school – to be nothing more than civil to anyone. Earl (RJ Cyler) is the only person whom Greg spends time with, though still refuses to call a friend, and instead labels…

Ted 2 (2015) ★☆☆☆☆

50 Shades of a Sperm Donor.  Ted (Seth MacFarlane) and fiancée, grocery store co-worker, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) finally get married. But, after a year of marriage, things aren’t going particularly well for the couple. Ted however, has a solution…to bring a child into the family in attempt to save their marriage. The slight problem being, Ted (obviously!) can’t biologically make a…

Minions (2015) ★☆☆☆☆

Sadly, they are sidekicks for a reason…  First, The Penguins of Madagascar, now, we are presented with a spin-off of the small, yellow sidekicks from Despicable Me. Minions have lived since the prehistoric era; with the purpose of serving an evil boss. The boss has changed several times, from T-rex, Dracula, until Napoleon. The catch is, they always result in making their…

Big Hero 6 (2014) ★★★★☆

Baymax brings the best medicine a healthcare robot could provide: laughter.  Well, it was about time that Walt Disney made its own Marvel film, seeing how Disney did in fact bring us Marvel Entertainment. And here we have it – Big Hero 6, which puts aside the conventional Disney fairy tale for an exciting super hero adventure full of…

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) ★★★★☆

They’ve done studies, you know – 60 percent of the time, this film works every time. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues does its best to reproduce the magic of San Diego’s most eccentric news team. Having lost his job as an anchorman to his wife, resulting in issues with them, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is on the streets in a rather tough position.…