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…

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…

Finding Dory (2016) ★★☆☆☆

Not Pixar’s best fish in the sea…  Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) lost her parents since she was a young fish. Now, she lives with clownfish Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his son, Nemo (Hayden Rolence). Sooner or later, Dory loses her clownfish friends too, and decides to search for her real parents. Marlin and Nemo must go on the search for Dory…will they…

Top Ten: Best Films about Masks

Masks serve as an on-going phenomenon on-screen throughout the history of cinema. Here are 10 films I rate to be the most iconic in terms of masked identity and are personal favourites/picks. Who doesn’t love the enigma of a good mask?… 10. Eyes Without a Face (1960) – This certainly makes for an unsettling mask, having no facial…

Angry Birds (2016) ★★★☆☆

A pleasant surprise…  Directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly, The Angry Birds movie is based on the popular gaming app, becoming the latest video game to film adaptation. A game that requires aiming birds at pigs with a giant slingshot doesn’t consist of much in terms of narrative, but unlike the majority of video game adaptations,…

Hush (2016) ★★★★☆

Lesson: Keep your phone on you at all times.  Directed by Mike Flanagan, Hush centrals around a deaf author named Maddie (Kate Siegel), who is left alone at her home, in the middle of the forest. As Maddie begins to settle in for the evening, a masked man appears on her porch. Aware of her impairment, the man takes advantage…

Drive (2011) ★★★★★

An Arthouse thriller like no other.  Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Driver (Ryan Gosling) is a Los Angeles mechanic/stuntman by day, and a crime getaway driver by night. He is a man of very few words, and isn’t one for displaying emotion. All is running smoothly until the Driver meets his neighbours, Irene, whose husband is in…

Zootopia (2016) ★★★★★

Zootopia is to 2016 what Inside Out was to 2015.  Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) dreams of becoming the first ever bunny police officer. Having graduated at the top of her class at the police academy, she is sent to Zootopia, where her Chief, Bogo (Idris Elba), and fellow officers cannot take her seriously. There are 14 missing…

The Jungle Book (2016) ★☆☆☆☆

Who wanted a remake of The Jungle Book?…Nobody.  Mowgli (Neel Sethi), the ‘man cub’, is raised by Raksha and Akela and the rest of the wolf pack in the jungle. Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), guides Mowgli to get to grips with the jungle, but soon finds himself on the run from predators; other animals. Shere Khan (Idris Elba), smells the man cub from a…

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) ★★★★★

Something’s coming…  A young woman named Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), is involved in a bad car accident and wakes up finds herself locked in a room, chained to a wall by her leg. She soon realises she is in the company of two men: Howard (John Goodman) her captor, and Emmett (John Gallager Jr). Howard claims to have saved…