Sci-Fi

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Flippin' great

Captain Marvel

I’m not a huge Superhero movie fan. I enjoy watching them, for the most part, but generally I can take them or leave them. Steph who came to watch Captain Marvel with me, just doesn’t really watch them at all. However, we were both very excited to see a female taking on the role of one of the mo...

10

Experience this

Happy Death Day 2U

Ashton – I actually thought this movie started pretty strongly. Following a minor character from the original film, on the same day that it all went down. It immediately established a decent tone (comedy over horror) and I was pretty intrigued about it all. Sadly that was about it for me. A small leve...

6

Good

Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel is a visual marvel. Famously 20 years in the making and the product of writer/producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez, Alita is based on the graphic novel series Gunnm by Yokito Kishiro. When something has been “in the making” for a long period of time it usually goes one of...

7

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Ghost in the Shell – Double Features

If you liked the 2017 Scarlet Johansson-led live action adaptation, or anything futuristic and cyberpunk in general, then there’s a good chance you may enjoy the original Ghost in the Shell anime movie and its sequel Innocence just as much, or more. Understandably, there will always be those who would prefe...

7

I'm smiling

Ant-Man and The Wasp – Get it for the Marvel geek in your life

I didn’t actually get to see Ant-Man and the Wasp at the cinema, so I was very excited to get my hands on a 4K copy to review! For a run-down of what we thought of the movie itself, head here! I (like our reviewer Ben) absolutely loved the movie and Ant-Man is also my favourite Marvel super-hero…...

6.5

Good

Solo: A Blu-ray Review

People hated this movie, but I didn’t, I didn’t hate it. I think the hate was partially a spill over from the previous Star Wars movie. I think if you view this movie just on its own merits, it’s a good movie. It’s an okay movie. Just an okay slash good movie. But with your own Blu-ray copy you get some ext...

5

Meh

Venom

When director Ruben Fleischer was first attached to Venom and the rumours of an R-Rated, more grown up superhero story (Logan anyone?) were floating around, I was pretty excited. The Zombieland director was potentially a great choice for the film and when Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams were attached as the...

4

Could do without

The Predator

Director Shane Black has upset people before. Many fans strongly disliked his addition to the Iron Man franchise with claims that the film’s interpretation of The Mandarin butchered one of the most feared villains from the comics. I personally found Iron Man 3 to be pretty enjoyable – sure it wa...

7

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Mega Time Squad

Mega Time Squad is a Kiwi-made science fiction/heist comedy directed by Tim Van Dammen starring Jonny Brugh, Hetty Gaskil Hahn and Anton Tennant (who happens to look exactly like Tom Cruise in this film). The story follows Johnny, a young criminal living in Thames, New Zealand, who is caught up with a gang ...

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...

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...

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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