Aca-trocios The Bellas are back. Prepare to get Pitch Slapped. (Delightful :/) Whether you’ll enjoy it this time around is another story. After a humiliating performance at the Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform. Surprisingly, … Continue reading PITCH PERFECT 2 REVIEW



Into the scrap heap? There’s only one way to find out. This mixed bag of a macabre musical will certainly split audiences but I actually didn’t mind it. (Said the guy who reviewed the Annie remake a few weeks ago) I’m not a big musical fan BUT I’ve dabbled in the odd one or two. The … Continue reading INTO THE WOODS REVIEW


I think I'm going to like it here. Well, I didn't like this. A needless remake of a classic musical. OTT, ridiculously cheesy and to make it all worse, it was just rubbish. From the opening musical number with the sassy Annie (Quvenzhane Wallis) making all the class clap and stomp in tune (The front row … Continue reading ANNIE REVIEW


Better. We're getting there. A nice film that delivers the feel good factor without laying on the cheese too much but not without its imperfections. A somewhat slow burning opener turns into an easy going well acted and well sung summery movie with a different ending, if a little abrupt in my opinion. John Carney … Continue reading BEGIN AGAIN REVIEW

Inside Llewyn Davis 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


I saw The Darkness and it was great. But how I do I know? Well . . . because I was there. (One for the fans who have seen them live) Slightly strange for a guy’s blog called the Mad Movie Ranter to be doing a music review. But hey let’s change things up. The … Continue reading THE DARKNESS LIVE REVIEW! BLACK SHUCK!