Kong: Skull Island Review

Dan: Kong: Skull Island isn’t really a King Kong movie, so much as a movie which stars Kong and is set on Skull Island. That is to its benefit: we’ve seen several versions of the Ann Darrow, Empire State story. It’s refreshing to see something new, both in the King Kong franchise and general storytelling. Read More …

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Review

This review may be a little brief, but I don’t want to spoil this one, considering I saw it so early into its theatrical run. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 may not quite reach the heights of Vol 1, but that is probably down to the fact that the first GOTG movie broke so much ground for the Read More …

Power Rangers Review

I think most people who grew up with Power Rangers know that it’s corny and campy. My defining memory of the show was this… thing , and until I googled ‘power rangers pig with arms coming out of its mouth’ I wasn’t sure if I’d imagined it in a nutty fever dream. If a nutty fever dream Read More …

Logan Review – Mike and Daniel

Mike: Logan aka “Wolverine: The Uber Years” was a pretty solid film, and a great sendoff to two of pop-culture’s greatest heroes. The X-Men franchise is like a Yo-Yo: we get all these greats like the first two films, DOFP, Deadpool and now Logan, a couple of meh-diocre things like The Wolverine, Apocalypse and First Read More …

‘Infinity War’ and Scheduling

One of the biggest films in popular culture, Avengers: Infinity War, started filming in late January 2017. With an ever expanding cast list, it’s shaping to be one of the most packed ensemble films of the last few years, with actors such as Benedict Cumberbatch to be portrayed by stand-ins until their schedules free up. Read More …

Hacksaw Ridge Review

Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of Desmond Doss, a young man who acts on his sense of duty, while staying true to his pacifist principles (initially to the great ire of his fellow soldiers). Early on, young Desmond and his brother are playfighting, which comes to an abrupt end due to Desmond’s youthful lack of Read More …

Arrival review

Arrival is the alien visitation movie that we need right now. Based around the linguistic challenges of connecting with a species that doesn’t even share our basic anatomical shape, let alone culture and customs, it is a sobering look at co-operation, fear of the unknown and (to an extent) war mongering. It is a much Read More …

Doctor Strange Review

The fourteenth entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange, debuted on the 27th of October in Australia. This is a film that would definitely be worth seeing in 3D, as the visuals in alternate dimensions can get rather kaleidoscopic and Inception-like. If anyone has been following the casting saga, you’ll remember the uproar over the casting of Read More …

Girl on the Train Review

The Girl on the Train. It’s been a couple of years since David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ graced our screens in all of its sociopathic glory, and now it’s time for Emily Blunt to play the titular role of the troubled woman, albeit not nearly on the same level of ‘Amazing Amy’. But the parallels are Read More …