Action

8.5

Great

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Ahhh McKinnon, you’ve done it again. Yes, that was a weak re-purposing of the McCain commercial catch-phrase. “What’s that?” you ask? Please don’t embarrass us both with that question. I went into The Spy Who Dumped Me with fairly low expectations. I knew I’d at least enj...

7

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Mission Impossible: Fallout aka The Big Dumb Stupid Explosion Tom Cruise Film

I’m beginning to think I’m too harsh on films sometimes. My wife and I went to see a pre-screening of Mission Impossible: Fallout at IMAX this week with a whole lot of C-Grade celebrities and were super excited (not because of the C-Grade celebrities). Big screen! Explosions! Old man Cruise doing young man ...

5

Meh

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Guns, guns, guns and they all come with the fingers to pull them. But where is the heart of it all? It’s probably in Benicio’s eyes as he empties another clip. I don‘t even know what that means, but it sounds cool. I guess. But just like this movie, it’s kinda pointless in the end. F...

6.5

Good

Skyscraper (brought to you by Duct Tape)

It may be able to fix all wounds and help Dwayne Johnson stick to the side of crazy tall buildings, however, no amount of duct tape can save Skyscraper from being a pretty terrible film. In saying that, I still enjoyed it! I just really wanted to highlight how terrible every mention of duct tape in Skyscrap...

8

Great

Ant-Man and the Wasp

I’m going to get a little critical in this review, so I want to say up front that I friggin’ loved Antman and the Wasp and consider it a more-than-worthy final MCU release for 2018. For me, that unique feeling you get heading into a new Marvel film was magnified for the Peyton-Reed-directed Antman and...

7.5

I'm smiling

Incredibles 2

  Di: Before we dive into this much-anticipated (by me, anyway) sequel, I think it’s impossible not to give a brief nod to something that’s become a bit of a Pixar tradition: the animated pre-show short film. Jaz: Ooh, yes! It’s called Bao, like the Chinese pork buns, and it’s probably one of my favour...

6.5

Good

Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom

I’ve always loved the Jurassic franchise. It’s got dinosaurs, it’s got laughs, it’s got stupid decisions, it’s got Jeff Goldblum and it’s got just enough suspense and dino-surprises to thrill, but not keep you up at night. It’s fun. What more could you possibly want...

6

Good

Solo: A Star Wars Story

The choice to do a Han Solo origin film is one that has sat uneasily with me since the announcement. Origin stories can easily become overused in media when a fictional universe is expanding and the corporations who own it want to make as much money as possible. If you are going to do an origin film it need...

8

Great

Deadpool 2

I loooooooved the first Deadpool movie (as, I think, a lot of people did). Which means I probably approached Deadpool 2 with unfairly high expectations. It definitely didn’t disappoint, but perhaps unsurprisingly, it also didn’t surpass its predecessor. Tough to beat an origin story, especially when it’s br...

7

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Upgrade

It’s not my habit to research movies before I go to review screenings. But just before the lights dim, I find myself regretting it. Movie buddy Nick’s just told me that the trailer’s full of gore. I’m also wondering why I’m voluntarily putting myself through a film from the sam...

3

Waste of time

Rampage

Big, stupid movies. They are out there waiting to be scrolled to on your Netflix list. They’re sitting in the ‘under $10’ bin at your local JB HiFi. Its not necessarily a bad thing. I like some big, stupid movies. The first Transformer movie, Armageddon – there’s heaps of them! Heck, I gue...

7

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Pacific Rim: Uprising

To be honest, I don’t really think that much needs to be said about Pacific Rim Uprising. It’s a movie about giant robots fighting giant monsters. It’s not Annie Hall or Citizen Kane, it’s stupid and it’s fun and that’s as far as it needs to go really. But let’s talk about it anyway. In the first film, ther...

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