The BFG (2016) ★★☆☆☆

Not so ‘giant’ after all…  Set at an Orphanage, in the middle of the night, young Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) hears a peculiar noise outside her bedroom window and spots a giant (Mark Rylance). Fearing his existence could become known, the giant snatches Sophie, taking her to Giant Country. He may be the Big Friendly Giant (BFG), but the other giants aren’t half…

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…

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…

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…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) ★★☆☆☆

And we thought Man of Steel was a mediocre superhero film…  Directed by Zack Snyder, the film centrals on Superman’s (Henry Cavill) battle against General Zod (Michael Shannon). Batman (Ben Affleck) soon decides to take on the Man of Steel himself, killing lots of innocent people in the process. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new…

Hail, Caesar! (2016) ★★☆☆☆

Hail, no!  Hollywood fixer, Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), works for the studios, attempting to keep scandals out of the press. He must cover up leading lady DeeAnna Moran’s (Scarlett Johansson) pregnancy, and play ‘matchmaker’ for actor, Hobie Doyle (Alden Ehrenreich), who Hollywood want as their next big star. This is all in a day’s work… The film offers a…

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…

Top Ten: Underrated Films

Here are ten films that I like but aren’t so popular with the mainstream. These films tend not to get noticed, despite how wonderful they actually are. I could list many, but I selected a few which come to mind as of late. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below! Do you agree with my choices? 10. Like Sunday, Like…

Panic Room (2002) ★★★★☆

Will truly make your head spin.  After a sour break up with her husband (Patrick Bauchau), Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) and her daughter, Sarah (Kristen Stewart) have bought a new home in New York City. The first night spent in their new home doesn’t quite go to plan. Three intruders enter their house, resulting in the mother and daughter having to lock themselves away into…