Marky Mark bosses it with the Fuzzy Bunch in this mixed bag of a military drama. Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg) and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah in late June 2005. However, they are soon left to fight for their lives in one of the … Continue reading LONE SURVIVOR REVIEW
Well, it didn't deliver as many laughs as I expected (What? Tut away) but beneath it's surface is something much more and better than I could have expected. An easygoing, lighthearted comedy drama with some actual acting from leading man Vince Vaughan, which we all knew he could do but had just forgotten. Vaughan plays … Continue reading Delivery Man Review
Inside Llewyn Davis (that sounds incredibly rude! Pack it up. Come on, we're better than that). Well . . . a mixed bag of sorts. Great cast, great performances, good songs but a somewhat slackening pace and a journey that gets incredibly bleak and downbeat with a somewhat flat ending. Not the Coens worst, but … Continue reading Inside Llewyn Davis Review
Harrowing, haunting, brutal, if a little overhyped. This is still one for your consideration. It's tough to commend the subject matter, but one can applaud it's execution. Steve McQueen brings to life a visceral telling of an innocent man's slavery. Chiwetel Ejiofor gives a rightly deserved Oscar nominated performance as the mesmerizing Solomon Northup. 12 … Continue reading 12 YEARS A SLAVE REVIEW
The end is nigh. Well, the end for the horror genre. Extreme? Hardly. Needed. Damn right! Another example of a regurgitated, predictable, lazy, teen horror movie that desperately attempts to reap from the Paranormal Activity hype. But let's be honest, that hype died after the first one. Paranormal Activity was a treat, an actual creepy, … Continue reading DEVIL’S DUE REVIEW
That was a looooong . . . film to watch. At a whopping 2 hours 26 minutes, you might say that this tends to stagger on and skim through crucial events of one of the most inspirational figures of our time, Nelson Mandela. But where it might miss the mark, it is quickly redeemed by … Continue reading MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM REVIEW
Awards seasons is well and truly underway and of course the OSCARS are vastly approaching. The nominations are here at last. Granted, I'm a little behind. Hey, I've been busy. Plus it's been good to see people's reactions on the list. Now, it's my turn. So first up, here are the nominees for BEST PICTURE; … Continue reading STOP! OSCAR TIME. THE RANT . . . I mean nominations.