Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Thor


Of late Marvel and Disney have been giving opportunities to up and coming directors to have a crack at the big time. Shane Black was given Iron Man 3, the Russo brothers were given Captain America: Winter Soldier (which would lead to Captain America: Civil War) and James Gunn was given both Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Due to the success of What we do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Kiwi director Taika Waititi was the next director given the chance to play with a big budget.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Geostorm

Jack Lawson (Gerard Butler) is the architect of Dutch Boy, a satellite system that allows humanity to effectively control the weather. This system was created when the planet’s weather began to spiral out of control. For years, Dutch Boy worked perfectly until it started to malfunction and Jack Lawson is the only man who can fix it.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Happy Death Day

Theresa "Tree" Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) dreads her birthday because it reminds her of her mother, (who shares the same birthday) who died three years previously. Her misery is further compounded when she is killed by a baby face mask wearing killer. However, Theresa “wakes up” again and quickly realises that the events of the day are the exact same as the one before. To break free from this never ending curse, Theresa must find a way to break it and perhaps finding the killer’s identity may do just that.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Blade Runner: 2049


It’s been 35 years since Blade Runner was released in the cinemas and during those 35 years we have had plenty rereleases and recuts of the same film. Some of these versions of the film had narration, some clearly showed Deckard to be a replicant, and some kept it very much ambiguous. And finally some 35 years later we get a sequel. The sequel is set in 2049, a world where replicants has integrated with society (kinda). One of these is K (Ryan Gosling) who is programmed to execute older replicants. However, on a mission he finds a body of a replicant who gave birth to a child. Ignoring instructions from his superior, K looks to find who that child is that can shake the foundations of the world’s society. 

Friday, 20 October 2017

Loving Vincent


A letter to the brother of artist Vincent Van Gogh (Robert Gulaczyk) falls into the possession Postman Roulin (Chris O’Dowd) who requests that his son, Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth), hands the letter to the brother, Theo. Armand discovers that Theo has also died, and travels to Auvers-sur-Oise, the site of Van Gogh’s death, to deliver the letter to Van Gogh's doctor (Jerome Flynn). In Auvers-sur-Oise, he discovers there may be more to Van Gogh’s death than initially perceived.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Thursday Movie Picks: Body Horror




I know I’ve been away for a few weeks, but I have returned to take part in my choice of Thursday Movie Picks about Body Horror movies.

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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Mother!


A man and wife (played by Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence) live in this grand house. It’s a little run down but the unnamed wife is planning to restore the house to its former glory. This is interrupted by the arrival of a doctor (Ed Harris) and his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) who quickly become unwanted guests.