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Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

I have been reviewing for the crew at Pretty Much Geeks for over a year now and this is the most nervous I have felt about reviewing a film in all that time. As a member of the performing arts industry myself, offering feedback on such a prolific writer and filmmaker such as Quentin Tarantino is super intimidating. He is such an assured artist, with such a specific style and everything he does, re...

Rocketman

Tis the season for musical biopics! After Bohemian Rhapsody’s huge splash, picking up Academy Awards and becoming one of the most talked-about movies of 2018, I was interested to see what direction Rocketman would take. The answer? Rocketman took ALL of the directions. A total hurricane of glamour and a roller-coaster of emotions, it is a must-see for anyone who likes Elton John’s music. It hadn’t...

The Mindy Project – Season 6

If you’re a fan of The Mindy Project you’ll know that the first three seasons were by far the best, with four and five becoming more lackluster (with the exception of a few highlights). By the series finale at the end of season 6 though, Mindy Kaling brings the show back to its roots and gives her long standing fan base the perfect emotional pay off. While billed as a romantic comedy show, The Min...

PlayStation Updates and Ambitious Drama Students

Welcome to the Pretty Much Weekly! A series where we bring you a selection of this week’s news in film, games and tech. This week, the Spiderverse animators get together for a chit chat, PlayStation gives us a quick update and a school in New Jersey has some seriously ambitious students. Spiderverse animators create their own audio commentary Usually audio commentaries consist of the director and ...

Sink or Swim

When I started to watch films and review them, I said to myself “don’t become one of thooosee people that watches a French film with English subtitles and then tells everyone about it.” And yet, here I am. Reading the title ‘Sink or Swim’ one could easily assume this is a film about drowning in your own predicament or floating above the nonsense to enormous success. While your assumption is very c...

Vice

A few years ago, when director Adam McKay announced his star studded drama about the financial crisis I was super intrigued. It was a change of direction for this hilarious writer/director who had brought us such genius comedic feasts as Talladega Nights, Anchorman and perhaps my favourite comedy of all time The Other Guys – the latter suggesting that McKay could pull off a comedy with a sli...

On Chesil Beach

Ten years after it was originally published and shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Dominic Cooke brings “On Chesil Beach” to the big screen in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Brooklyn) and Billy Howle (Dunkirk) as two virgin newlyweds, Florence and Edward, in 1960’s England whose first night together turns sour.The film mirrors the stru...

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Do not read this review. Detailed herein are the reviews of a melancholy writer who, despite the warnings of another writer far greater than he, proceeded to watch the tales of the Baudelaire children, chronicled in the Series of Unfortunate Events and adapted for the television (and laptop) by Netflix. I was only recently made aware of the new adaptation, though the series has been around for a f...

A choose your own adventure K-drama!

“Click Your Heart” is a choose-your-own-adventure high school romance drama – probably aimed at teens but since when has that stopped me? Each episode ends with a choice for our leading lady to make (usually a choice between boys) and we get to see each different option played out! AOA’s Mina plays the female lead, a lovable high school student who seemingly causes everyone she comes i...

Allegiant Review

Either Allegiant was a pretty average movie or I’m just getting tired of Dystopian future teen fiction (honestly never thought I would even consider that). It had all the right elements – strong female lead, bad guys, good guys, futuristic technology, romance, tough decisions, action… and yet it failed to grip me. I haven’t read all the books, so maybe I’m missing something glaringly obvious – but...

Healer Review

I have been hesitant to review a Korean drama because of how obsessed I get with them! There’s nothing else quite like them. I’m worried that if I start writing about them I won’t be able to conceal my crazy love for K-dramas and you won’t take me seriously anymore (if you ever did :P). Well, here we go. While the plot is flawed at times and is certainly nothing new, Healer...

Age of Adaline

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) th...

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