War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) – Review

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) – Review

★★★★ – “An engrossing conclusion to the trilogy.”

War for the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Karin Konoval, Steve Zahn, Terry Notary, Ty Olson, Toby Kebbell and introducing Amiah Miller.

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. (12A cert; 140 mins) Continue reading “War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) – Review”

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) – Review

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) – Review

★★★★ – “Tom Holland’s Spidey is the best yet.”

Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier and Zendaya.

Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man when a new threat emerges. (12A cert; 133 mins) Continue reading “Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) – Review”

Hello… Here’s a quick update.

Hello… Here’s a quick update.

So, I’m now writing for UK Film Review.

This means any films I’m assigned to review – big or small – will be exclusive to the site. If you’re interested enough to support me over there, that would be awesome. I’ll still be posting reviews on this blog, but UK Film Review is where my focus is at the moment. Continue reading “Hello… Here’s a quick update.”

Baby Driver (2017) – Review

Baby Driver (2017) – Review

★★★★★ – “Edgar Wright steers with finesse.”

Baby Driver is written & directed by Edgar Wright and stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Eiza González and Jon Bernthal.

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. (15 cert; 113 mins)

Verdict; Well-executed, stylish entertainment. This is why we go to the cinema. Baby Driver is refreshingly cool and original, and Edgar Wright steers with finesse.

Read my full review for UK Film Review here!

Baby Driver is now playing in UK cinemas.

The Mummy (2017) – Review

The Mummy (2017) – Review

★★ – “Sofia Boutella stands out in the unfortunate first entry to the Dark Universe.”

The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman and stars Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance.

An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. (15 cert; 110 mins) Continue reading “The Mummy (2017) – Review”

Wonder Woman (2017) – Review

Wonder Woman (2017) – Review

★★★ – “The evolution of Gadot’s Wonder Woman is inspiring to watch.”

Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Saïd Taghmaoui and Ewen Bremner.

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny. (12A cert; 141 mins) Continue reading “Wonder Woman (2017) – Review”

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (2017) – Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (2017) – Review

★★★★ – “A fun, visually incredible, swashbuckling adventure and worthy sequel.”

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (originally & more fittingly; Dead Men Tell No Tales) is directed by Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg and stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, David Wenham.

Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon. (12A cert; 129 mins)

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It’s been 14 years since we first met Jack Sparrow on the big-screen. Johnny Depp handed in a truly unique and intricate performance that earned him a nomination for Best Actor at The Academy. The first film was a genuine surprise for everyone, followed up graciously with two fantastically fun sequels shot back-to-back. 6 years ago, a stand-alone sequel (On Stranger Tides) was released, with it came a disappointing response. Jack Sparrow’s solo outing was still mostly enjoyable, but the magic of the first three instalments was lost, largely due to the absence of the original cast. After years of waiting, we are able to return to the world of Pirates. Continue reading “Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (2017) – Review”