Reviews

9

Flippin' great

Top Gun: Maverick

With Top Gun: Maverick being the biggest title to release recently with an epic preview event to go with it, Louise and Saskia decided to head along together, watch Tom Cruise in action, catch Covid and share their thoughts on the film. Saskia – I watched Top Gun several times in my teen years (and it...

Horizon Forbidden West

Many great games came out in 2017. Persona 5, Hellblade, Nier: Automata. Breath of the Wild won Game of the Year. But the game that I couldn’t stop playing until I finished it one morning at 3am was Horizon Zero Dawn. I loved it. It was exactly the kind of game I was craving at the time it came out. S...

6.5

Good

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (spoiler-free review)

Here I sit, eating mini Lindt Easter eggs and trying to figure out where The Secrets of Dumbledore went wrong. If you’ve read my previous reviews of The Fantastic Beasts films, you’ll know that I thoroughly enjoyed both of them and actually gave The Crimes of Grindelwald a higher rating than the...

7

I'm smiling

The Bad Guys

It has been so long since I have reviewed anything! In fact, I just checked and my last review was in November 2020. So this might be one heck of a rusty review, please forgive me in advance. My eldest daughter, April, is finally old enough to come along to family movies with me and give her perspective on ...

9

Flippin' great

The Batman

I know what everyone wants to know, so I’m going to start with it.  “Is Robert Pattinson a good Batman?” I am happy to respond to this with a resounding and overwhelmingly confident “HELL YES.” In fact, I would go a step further. I would argue that Pattinson is the best live action Batman to date. Although,...

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

I’m not going to individually review either game in the Legacy of Thieves Collection. I’ve already done so, back when they first released in 2016 and 2017. If you so desire, you can read my review of Uncharted 4 and my review of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Spoiler alert, I gave them both a 10 ou...

8

Great

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

I have a problem. I’m not sure I can fix it. Can I write a reliable review in this state?! How long has it been? How much am I looking forward to this? Sitting with a friend to watch a movie, in the cinema…! Getting a popcorn and a drink, finding my seat. Hearing the excited chatter of everyone else w...

Deathloop

Please be aware that while I’m not going to spoil the ending here, I am going to talk about how I felt about it. You have been warned. Also watch the video, I’m not repeating anything from it. First of all, I enjoyed Deathloop. I liked running around Blackreef, shooting people, using the magic s...

6.5

Good

The Suicide Squad

Oh DC, what a rocky road you have had, trying to get out of the large shadow cast by Marvel Studios. It has always seemed so odd to me that despite how great the DC characters are between the pages, in the animated shows and the video games, the leap to blockbuster cinema has been a struggling journey of mi...

9

Flippin' great

In The Heights

Fans of the musical Hamilton, take note! Lin Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights has finally made it to the big screen, and boy was it worth the wait.  For fans of Miranda like myself, it’s a treat seeing him cameo in the film – although I bet when he starred on Broadway as Usnavi, he’d never have im...

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Spoiler Free Review!)

Rift Apart opens in a grim yet somehow still vibrant futuristic city, with an unknown figure darting through the dreary crowds of robots who are trying their best to keep their heads down. The only sources of light come from neon signs that valiantly fight to keep shining, but even the rain falling on nothi...

8

Great

A Quiet Place Part II

Oh boy here we go, man I’ve been waiting for this movie for so long. One of the longest delayed movies because of the that nasty C word. The C-Virus. Seriously that beer needs to change its name because I hate that word. But as the tide changes, the releases of all these movies that have been held uphas fin...

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