There's no escaping this tense little thriller. In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed. Suspenseful, pacy and brilliantly acted. An unexpected treat. This film nearly slipped under … Continue reading *NEW* NO ESCAPE REVIEW *NEW*
Bond is back but bigger and better? Well done, Mr Craig. You have finally won me over. To be honest, I loved his first outing in Casino Royale (my favourite in the Craig era). He had the charm, the one liners and the look. Ticking all the boxes. BUT Quantum of Solace delivered a much … Continue reading *NEW* SPECTRE REVIEW *NEW*
I don't think anyone is going to survive from this tepid terrorist thriller. An explosive and fiery opener certainly grabbed my attention. Shame, the rest of the film couldn't keep that momentum. Thinking back. The opening didn't really bear much significance to the story. Shame. Corny, cliched, slow, boring and from the director of V … Continue reading SURVIVOR 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
Ho, ho, ho - horrible! Dude, Where's My Donkey? No, not the long awaited sequel to Dude, Where’s My Car? (Well, I liked it). I would have preferred watching an attempt at that than endure this festive fiasco again. From the moment the first badly mimed, badly choreographed and terribly out of sync flash mob … Continue reading NATIVITY 3: DUDE, WHERE’S MY DONKEY?
I loved the cast. I just wish the gags had more of a punch. It's OTT, corny and absolutely ridiculous but fun enough with the odd laugh (BUT not as much as I hoped). However, one thing that this film does prove is that talented actors can make mediocre material much much more watchable. Critically … Continue reading THE LOVE PUNCH REVIEW
A little long at the tooth BUT a pleasant surprise. A well acted and cheesy little drama. Four people meet on New Year's Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives. If you can get past the rather dark premise (which is delicately dealt with), this makes … Continue reading A LONG WAY DOWN REVIEW