Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The Disaster Artist


Everything is wrong with The Room from the dialogue to the acting, the lighting to the cinematography. Subplots are introduced and disregarded and character relationships are unexplained. All in all, it’s a terrible movie dubbed ‘the Citizen Kane of awful’. Despite this, however, people still talk about it as it has developed a cult status like no other. Midnight screenings are packed and Q&A sessions with director Tommy Wiseau are sold out as people ironically, yet lovingly, laugh their way through the stilted dialogue, terrible acting and nonconsequential plotting with a box full of plastic spoons in the arsenal.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Justice League

Production on Justice League took a tragic turn when Zach Synder had to step down and thus left the film in Joss Whedon’s capable hands (having directed The Avengers). The DC franchise did need a boost, which it received with Wonder Woman, and the only likely source it would come from would be Zach Synder whose cut of Batman vs Superman was far better received than the theatrical cut so it was sad, however understandable, to see Zach Synder leave the project.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Spiderman: Homecoming



Following events in Civil War, where Spiderman (Tom Holland) stole Captain America’s (Chris Evans) shield, Peter Parker is trying to adjust to life as a “normal” teenager. Peter finds this difficult as he desperately waits for a call from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) that will be the starting point of his career in The Avengers. Tony feels he is not quite ready and implores Peter to keep out of trouble, but when Peter discovers a group of criminals, led by Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes, selling alien tech weapons he can’t help but get stuck in the action.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Thor


Of late Marvel and Disney have been giving opportunities to up and coming directors to have a crack at the big time. Shane Black was given Iron Man 3, the Russo brothers were given Captain America: Winter Soldier (which would lead to Captain America: Civil War) and James Gunn was given both Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Due to the success of What we do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Kiwi director Taika Waititi was the next director given the chance to play with a big budget.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Geostorm

Jack Lawson (Gerard Butler) is the architect of Dutch Boy, a satellite system that allows humanity to effectively control the weather. This system was created when the planet’s weather began to spiral out of control. For years, Dutch Boy worked perfectly until it started to malfunction and Jack Lawson is the only man who can fix it.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Happy Death Day

Theresa "Tree" Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) dreads her birthday because it reminds her of her mother, (who shares the same birthday) who died three years previously. Her misery is further compounded when she is killed by a baby face mask wearing killer. However, Theresa “wakes up” again and quickly realises that the events of the day are the exact same as the one before. To break free from this never ending curse, Theresa must find a way to break it and perhaps finding the killer’s identity may do just that.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Blade Runner: 2049


It’s been 35 years since Blade Runner was released in the cinemas and during those 35 years we have had plenty rereleases and recuts of the same film. Some of these versions of the film had narration, some clearly showed Deckard to be a replicant, and some kept it very much ambiguous. And finally some 35 years later we get a sequel. The sequel is set in 2049, a world where replicants has integrated with society (kinda). One of these is K (Ryan Gosling) who is programmed to execute older replicants. However, on a mission he finds a body of a replicant who gave birth to a child. Ignoring instructions from his superior, K looks to find who that child is that can shake the foundations of the world’s society.