Thursday, 27 October 2016

Doctor Strange

Doctor Steven Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is the world’s top Neurosurgeon, capable of performing even the most complex operations. However, he suffers a terrible car accident that destroys the nerves in the hands, meaning that his livelihood is destroyed. Strange hears a strange story about a former paraplegic who regained the ability to walk, this leads Strange to even stranger things in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu. In Nepal, Strange finds a society, led by The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), that dedicates their lives to protecting the world from the evils of the dark dimension, which former disciple, Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen), wishes Earth to become part of.

Thursday Movie Picks: Halloween Edition: Epidemic/Pandemic/Outbreak

Another Thursday Movie Picks, this week it’s about Epidemic, Pandemic, and Outbreaks. Please check out WanderingThrough the Shelves

Monday, 24 October 2016

Ouija: Origin of Evil

The Zander family run a well meaning but emotionally manipulative business where they pretended to contact recently departed loved ones by staging a show (blowing out candles, doors creaking open, the usual). However, when Alice Zander (Elizabeth Reaser) buys an Ouija board it turns out that you can contact the spiritual world as her youngest daughter, Doris (Lulu Wilson), is able to contact the dead. The family use the board to try to contact the father, but something else attaches itself to Doris. When events starting take a more serious turn, they enlist the help of Father Tom (E.T’s Henry Thomas).

Friday, 21 October 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Jacob ‘Jake’ Portman (Asa Butterfield) is a lonely teenager in California whose closest friend is his grandfather, Abe (Terrance Stamp). For years Abe has told Jacob magical stories of his past, all of which feature monstrous beasts and peculiar yet remarkable children. These children are known as Peculiars and reside with Mrs Peregrine (Eva Green) in her home in the Welsh countryside which Abe lived several decades ago.

Monday, 17 October 2016


A few days before I watched Race I was watching a documentary about the Nazi Olympics and pondered a question ‘who is worse FIFA or the IOC?’. It says a lot about the two organizations that I didn’t include the Nazis in that question. Obviously I am being facetious but both organizations have gotten themselves involved in numerous scandals.

Friday, 14 October 2016

The Magnificent Seven

Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven is a remake of the 1960s John Sturges' The Magnificent Seven (which itself was inspired by Akira Kurosawa’’s The Seven Samurai), and stars Denzel Washington as Sam Chisolm, a warrant office and leader of The Magnificent Seven, who agrees to help a town in their fight against Bart Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard). Sam recruits a group of fighters which include drunken, gambler Josh Faraday (Chris Pratt), war veteran Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke) and exiled Comanche warrior Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier).