Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Black Panther (2018)

While this is far from the first black superhero movie, it is still very important. Diversity is a gift, allowing us to see new stories and points of view we may have not yet considered. It opens our world to new exciting possibilities. Marvel Studios…

Animation, Family, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Ferdinand (2017)

I wasn’t enamoured with the idea of seeing the movie ‘Ferdinand’. As far as animated films of 2017 are concerned, this year has proven to be more of a cesspool than a garden of Eden (we are talking mainstream), but I had some hope that…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews, Romance, Z - 2017

REVIEW: Home Again (2017)

I wasn’t compelled to see this film, but it seemed wholesome enough to give a chance to. This is one of those films that you see coming and know exactly what you are getting –  a mature romantic comedy with some feel-good moments, a silly…

Animation, Family, Film Reviews, Z - 2017

REVIEW: Despicable Me 3 (2017)

Whilst I enjoyed the previous two ‘Despicable Me’ films, 2015’s the ‘Minions’ movie was a bit of a disappointment, being tolerable at best film. Following that, my anticipation for this movie had dropped considerably, however I was hopeful that bringing Gru and the gang back would…

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REVIEW: Going in Style (2017)

I have longed to watch a good comedy for a while, but so many “comedy” films today are either terribly unfunny, or raunchy to the extent that is too gross to be funny.  I wanted a mature film that could make me smile and laugh…

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REVIEW: The Boss Baby (2017)

Animation has always had the ability to inspire me. While all film can be art, animation has an edge in that department; to create life from the lifeless and allow the imagination to soar well beyond the realm of possibility. It can tell legendary stories…

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REVIEW: Logan (2017)

Wolverine is by far my favourite Marvel character, in fact, he is on my shortlist of favourite fictional characters of all time. The reasons are personal, but Wolverine/Logan speaks to me on a profound level, and I think that is among the finest attributes of…

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REVIEW: Storks (2016)

I walked into ‘Storks’ with low expectations. I saw plenty of great animated films this year, including ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’, ‘Zootropolis’, ‘Finding Dory’, ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’, and ‘Moana’, but I was not looking forward to this film.  Not that it was terrible,…

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REVIEW: Loving (2016)

I was excited for ‘Loving’, having first been introduced to writer and director Jeff Nichols with the movie ‘Mud’ starring Matthew McConaughey, a film which is a modern dramatic masterpiece. Earlier this year was ‘Midnight Special’, a unique science fiction film with several thought provoking…

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REVIEW: The Magnificent Seven (2016)

‘The Magnificent Seven’ (1963) may very well be my all-time favorite western, an iconic classic inspired heavily by Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Seven Samurai’ (1954). When I heard about this remake being created, I broke down and wept passionately, or rather became quite annoyed.  Why would such…

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REVIEW: Suicide Squad (2016)

I have been excited for this movie since July of last year, when the trailer got leaked at Comic-Con. It looked like it was going to be a lot of fun, and really twisted and strange; although, admittedly, with a PG-13 rating, it can only…

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REVIEW: The Conjuring 2 (2016)

The horror genre today may be the worst it’s ever been; often producing films full of bland, boring, underdeveloped, over-the-top violence, and, worst of all, films which are just not scary in any shape or form. I’ve seen so many modern horror films and they…

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REVIEW: The Nice Guys (2016)

The first trailer for ‘The Nice Guys’ excited me in a unique way. Sure, I got excited for ‘Captain America: Civil War’, but I knew that would be an action-packed, CGI loaded blockbuster; the kind of film which is certainly entertaining to watch, but films…