Remember when films used to get mocked or ignored by the time the sequels exceeded three? When the poster read “four” or “five” the franchise was well and truly dead. These days however, thanks to a convergence of foolish fans and money-hungry studio executives, we have film franchises […]
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Abbey Lee Kershaw is yet another model who has pussyfooted her way into Hollywood. It seems that the fashion show catwalk leads directly into Tinseltown and anybody with skinny legs and a gaunt face is allowed to strut into it. If like me, you watched Mad Max: Fury […]
Disney are at it again with their so-called “live action” remakes, this time retelling the 90s classic The Lion King. Jon Favreau, who brought us 2016’s live action The Jungle Book is back at the helm of another Walt Disney money-maker but this time the end result is […]
Ed and Lorraine Warren were real-life paranormal investigators and their most famous cases gave birth to The Conjuring franchise, a series of horror films which began with James Wan’s The Conjuring. The first film in the series was hugely satisfying; it was written by people who were interested […]
From John Singleton to M. Night Shyamalan, when a writer-director’s first full-length feature is so impressive, their follow-up is disappointing by comparison. This is also true of Ari Aster, who just last year brought us the highly original horror movie Hereditary. Unfortunately his latest film Midsommer is unsatisfying […]
Written by Richard Curtis and directed by Danny Boyle, Yesterday tells the story of a busker, pub performer, and part-time warehouse worker Jack Malik whose biggest music gig is an almost empty tent at the Latitude Festival. One night, during a worldwide blackout, Jack is struck by a […]
Child’s Play is a reboot of the classic 1988 horror movie of the same name but unfortunately, the title is the only thing that this remake shares with its predecessor. The poster and the trailer for this movie boasts about it coming from the “producers of IT” and […]
“Madame X” is an alter-ego of Madonna and the name of her latest album. In a similar way to Nicki Minaj’s “Roman”, Beyonce’s “Sasha Fierce” and Canibus’ “Rip The Jacker”, this is an artist who realises they’ve been making banal music and so reinvents themselves with a different […]
I Am Mother is a science fiction thriller available to watch on Netflix from today. The plot is simple: after an apocalyptic extinction, a girl is raised by a robot mother in a “repopulation facility” sealed-off from the outside world. After finding a mouse one day, the girl […]
When Bryan Singer started the X-Men franchise back in 2000, he crafted the first film as an allegory about being an outsider: those who are “different” and who are discriminated against by the public or by the government. The characters’ strange appearances or unique powers acted as a […]
Ma (starring Octavia Spencer) is a disappointing film. It may be billed as a psychological horror but the movie never manages to unsettle the viewer. It’s not a good sign when a horror thriller isn’t scary or thrilling and that’s the main problem with this film (there are […]
Critics are calling Godzilla: King Of The Monsters an inferior sequel to the 2014 Godzilla reboot, but I contend that it’s just as bad. Just because these Star Wars fanboys enjoyed Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, this possible fluke doesn’t make any of his other awful offerings any better. […]
SPOILERS AHEAD With the most ironic title in all of Netflix, The Perfection is an atrocious film. The movie plays like a checklist of contemporary Hollywood contrivances; a #MeToo storyline… check, some lesbian characters… check, an interracial relationship… check, a mental illness backstory… check, some self-harming… check, and […]