Reviews

9.9

Flippin' great

The Wrath of Man

Dear Mr Jason Statham You have the acting range of a cardboard box. However, before you assassinate me, which I have no doubt you could and easily get away with it too. Please know one thing, your cardboard boxness is what makes you perfect in the lead in this new film. It’s got all your favourite things Mr...

6

Good

Mortal Kombat

Back, back, forward and down, down, up, I think. Those are the two moves I can remember off the top of my head. Both are for Raiden. I think I would have muscle memory for a bunch of others if I played again. That’s the original Mortal Kombat too. I had Mortal Kombat 2 on my first PC. Loved watching my frie...

Returnal

I’ve enjoyed this game quite a bit. Sometimes I will leave frustrated at my own inability to progress much further, but often I’m happy with the challenge. I’ve said my piece in the video review above, but there were a few extra things I want to mention! Checkpoints Okay, so, it can really...

4

Could do without

Twist

It begins with, “There’s no singing, no dancing. And definitely no happy ending.” Damn. I like all those three things. I love Oliver Twist the musical and can do an excellent rendition of Fagin’s “Be Back Soon” if no one is watching. But I was also intrigued enough to che...

Tom & Jerry

Typically found in short episodic adventures, Tom & Jerry have been given a makeover for the big screen, just in time for the school holidays. The playful pair have moved to NYC, Jerry is on the hunt for a new house and Tom is pursuing his dream to become a famous musician. But when Jerry makes himself ...

5

Meh

Made in Italy

I’d always wanted to see what Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie would be like in a non-comedic romantic role. Well, this wasn’t it, just in case you’re wondering. But it’s close. Bret’s body double -also known as Micheál Richardson- plays Jack, an art gallery owner. ...

7

I'm smiling

Nobody

I’ve had a rough ride of late; a choppy and bumpy journey with the recently released movies. I just figured, ok, we are in a bit of a dry spell here. You just gotta wait it out, just gotta push through. It makes sense with this frek’n pandemic. They’re holding and delaying the good movies and sl...

3

Waste of time

The Little Things

Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto! An interesting line up to be sure! So when asked who wants to review The Little Things my choose-me arm shot up. I watched about ten seconds of trailer and stopped. I could see it was a crime drama and I did not want to take the risk of a badly edited trailer ru...

5

Meh

Wrong Turn

The year is 2003. I am 16 years old. Eliza Dushku is at the height of her popularity and trashy horrors about red-neck, inbred hillbillies are making a resurgence in the new millennium with plenty of gore and very few teeth. The original Wrong Turn was a fairly predictable but enjoyable brainless horror fea...

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...

8

Great

Music – a film by Sia

You might be forgiven for thinking this is a musical, or at least one giant music video. I mean, with Sia at the director’s helm, you already know what to expect. Dancing? Check. Surrealist sets? Check. Maddie Ziegler? MOST DEFINITELY. What I didn’t expect is how this film takes on some pretty difficu...

8

Great

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...

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