Action

7.5

I'm smiling

Shadow in the Cloud

My mum asked me if I wanted to see Shadow in the Cloud with her. “I don’t think Dad would be interested.” At the time, I had just lost my fifth match of competitive Overwatch in a row, and I thought the distraction would be nice. So I said, “Sure.” “Have you seen the trailer?” she asked. “No,” I replied, “b...

7.5

I'm smiling

Dune 1984

Guest review by Tim Baker Dune.Now there is a juggernaut of science fiction. A glorious triumph of literature and an embarrassing mistake of cinema. Dune, written by Frank Herbert, was first published in 1965. The novel is a dense, complicated, brilliant story set around the year 10,190 on the eponymous pla...

5

Meh

Tenet

Or perhaps it’s teneT, the newest movie from Mr. Original Christopher Nolan. A movie that mixes 007 with Doctor Who. Is this the ultimate time travel/bending movie? Wooo! I finally got to the movies, when was the last time..? I can’t remember. Nor what I saw, but I’m back in it! And from all app...

4

Could do without

Guns Akimbo

If you really hate the male genitalia then this is the movie for you! Also, trolls. A cautionary tale for the online trolling. That’s what Miles would tell you. In Guns Akimbo, Daniel Radcliffe plays a wimpy game developer who likes dabbling in online trolling. But one day, he trolled the wrong… Troll. And ...

8

Great

Charlie’s Angels (Blu-Ray)

So 2019’s Charlie’s Angels didn’t fare so well under the critics’ spotlight. Some called it mediocre, thoughtless and just plain bad. But I, for one, LOVED it. In fact, I’m probably going to cop a lot of flack for saying this, but hell it’s true. I’m not ashamed. It...

9

Flippin' great

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Saskia – The dream review team is back together!  Ashton Brown as: Reviewer who has seen Suicide Squad – thought he liked it at the time of viewing as a brainless popcorn flick but as time went on realised how terrible it was –  but is still pumped for Birds of Prey. Saskia as: Review...

6.5

Good

Bad Boys For Life

You spin my head right round, right round!” The Bad Boys are back in 2020 with enough sweeping 360° shots to give you vertigo. Twenty five years since the original Bad Boys, Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) return a bit older and maybe a bit wiser. Having been in the game for so...

8

Great

1917

This movie I went into with fresh eyes. I watched one trailer and I knew 1917 was for me. So I never watched another. I went in with just one question, will it compare will it compete, with Dunkirk. It’s the height of the First World War and we immediately join two friends on a mission. An insanely importan...

9.5

Flippin' great

The Gentlemen: More Fun than Should be Allowed

So here’s me trying to convince my friend to come see The Gentlemen with me. I send him the trailer link accompanied by this message, “I love this director but I honestly, I can’t understand too much of the plot.” Friend writes back. “Oh wow, that IS my type of movie.” Th...

10

Experience this

Tim’s Star Wars Countdown #6 – A Long Time Ago…

One of my earliest memories is watching A New Hope in Papakura with my family around 1995 or 1996. I would have been 4 at the oldest and can only remember a few snippets from the film but it still remains in the primeval pockets of my earliest memories and impressions. A New Hope, originally just called ‘St...

9

Flippin' great

Tim’s Star Wars Countdown #5 – One Rogue Solo

When it was revealed in 2012 that Disney had bought Star Wars and were planning on making a new trilogy, the thought that went through my head, as a life-long fanboy, was ‘do we really need this?’ Then all the news and previews of The Force Awakens looked great. Shortly after, Disney started tal...

7

I'm smiling

Tim’s Star Wars Countdown #4 – Calm Down Anakin

I’m gonna come out and say it: I like the prequels. I know they have their bad points but it’s been fourteen years since Revenge of the Sith and twenty years since the Phantom Menace; I think we’ve spent enough time complaining. I can remember playing Star Wars with my friends in 1999 at primary school. I k...

Lost Password