Comedy

6

Good

The Lego Ninjago Movie

I’m going to come right out and say it: I’m 23 years old and I LOVED The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie. The former, I watched 4 times by choice. So my hopes were high for The Lego Ninjago Movie. Lego Ninjago stars the voice talent of Jackie Chan (Master Wu), Dave Franco (Master Builder Ll...

8

Great

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – watch it bruv

Ultraviolence + a dash of smutty humour + a bunch of one liners = Kingsman: The Golden Circle I didn’t know if I’d be willing to jump back into the Kingsman world after the ending of the first one spoiled the fun I’d been having, but I’m SO glad I did! Definitely not a film for the c...

7.5

I'm smiling

The Battle of the Sexes

The name, Billie Jean King, meant absolutely nothing to me before going into The Battle of the Sexes. This could be a reflection of my age, lack of general knowledge, or a telltale sign that I don’t really care for sports! However, stepping out of the cinema I was determined to find out more! In 1973 ...

10

Experience this

The Big Sick

Louise: As a genre, rom coms get a bad rap for being cheesy, cliche and predictable. When you suggested we review this, I was like “come on Lucy, a romantic comedy?” And then I saw how highly rated it was on Rotten Tomatoes so I was like “Okay, I’ll give this a shot.” And guess what? I loved it. Lucy: I’ve ...

8

Great

The Trip to Spain

“There better be some Spain in this,” I joke as the lights dim. Which is honestly the only hope I have for this movie. If someone gave me a movie to review and said it was about two fifty-year old guys on a road trip, I think my response would be less than thrilled. But the Spanish thing makes i...

7

I'm smiling

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

“They call themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy.” “What a bunch of a-holes.” So yeah, that about sums it up. Of course the ladies-in-charge will never accept a two sentence quote as a review so allow me to elaborate. Normally when I review something, I like to watch the thing I’m reviewing and then start ...

2

Regret

Baywatch

Maybe I’m showing my age here, but the first time I encountered Baywatch was in the context of the Spongebob Squarepants Movie. David Hasselhoff runs across the beach in slow motion in red togs, before transforming into a bobblehead-type powered lifeboat and getting Spongebob’s mission back on track through...

4

Could do without

Table 19

Table 19 is the table in the far back corner of the wedding, assembled from people who don’t fit at any other table. These are the people who were invited out of politeness and should have RSVP’d ‘No’. How then, did the bride’s oldest friend Eloise (Anna Kendrick) end up in this table of disparate strangers...

6

Good

Colossal

If you want something a bit off-beat, Colossal might meet your needs in this old-school-monster-meet-dysfunctional-people movie. Unemployed and alcoholic Gloria (ANNE HATHAWAY) gets thrown out of boyfriend Tim’s apartment after one too many times of late night partying. In a haze, she returns to her s...

8

Great

T2 Trainspotting

“Don’t worry, it’s not shite” director Danny Boyle informed the eager crowd. I was lucky enough to attend the New Zealand premiere for T2 Trainspotting where he gave a live introduction. That’s right, Danny Boyle of Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire fame flew halfway across the world to New Zealand to t...

8

Great

Your Name

I’m a little nervous writing a review for this. Your Name is already pegged to beat Finding Dory for the Best Animated Feature at the Oscars and the director (Makoto Shinkai) as the next Hayao Miyazaki. Also, I’ve never reviewed an anime before. So this is a review from someone who isn’t well versed in the ...

6

Good

Love and Friendship

I am finding this review really difficult to write, because I love Jane Austen. She is the master of classic romance, and her works have in many ways defined both the genre and hopes of women throughout history. Who can deny the charm of Elizabeth and Mr Darcy, Jane and Bingley, Marianne and Colonel Brandon...

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