Monster Hunter. Quick Review.

To a certain audience the fact Paul WS Anderson costs his wife Milla Jovovich in everything and special houses in consistently terribly reviewed video game movies is something of a meme at this point. This critic has been lucky enough to avoid the six live-action Resident Evil films. That said he did go into theirContinue reading “Monster Hunter. Quick Review.”

Pandering in UK Cinema/Dream Horse Review.

The last screening this critic attended outside his home city was the Glasgow Film Festival premiere for the black and white edition of Parasite. He took him some screamings the morning after before heading home. One of these was for the Military Wives movie ( which was briefly covered on this blog at the time.)Continue reading “Pandering in UK Cinema/Dream Horse Review.”

Awake (Netflix.) Quick Review.

We live in the continuing roulette of Netflix shovelling out premises with algorithm friendly, easily discussable hooks. In that vein here’s a Poundland edition of Bird Box. A post-apocalyptic future in which society has lost the ability to sleep. Gina Rodriguez leads her family in search of the supposed haven that allows those within toContinue reading “Awake (Netflix.) Quick Review.”

Godzilla VS Kong. Review.

Legendary Entertainments so-called Monsterverse is one of those franchises that has occurred between periods of this writer keeping consistently updated blogs. He has seen the three films the lead up to this crossover between the giant radioactive lizard and enormous Skull Island dwelling ape. This series has had some good moments but never lived upContinue reading “Godzilla VS Kong. Review.”

Peter Rabbit 2. Who Is This For?

Director Will Gluck has spent the seven years leading up to his Peter Rabbit sequel making two of the worst family films of this generation. Annie (2014) was a disgustingly autotuned, cringe-inducing embarrassment. It should be a black mark on the careers of all involved. His first Peter Rabbit film may be among the mostContinue reading “Peter Rabbit 2. Who Is This For?”

Tom and Jerry. (2021) Quick Review.

Tom and Jerry is one of those timeless properties where a creative team only need to get a few things right to be successful. The protagonists have to be silent. That needs to be some solid slapstick set pieces that homage the character’s roots. You’d think that in 2020 these would be easier to pullContinue reading “Tom and Jerry. (2021) Quick Review.”

If You Enjoyed Love and Monsters Check Out The Co Screenwriter And Story Developers Directorial Pandemic Release Spontaneous

Here is another case of a US pandemic VOD release eventually finding a home on a UK streaming service. In this case Netflix UK. The film itself sees Dylan O’Brien and his dog travelling across a post-apocalyptic Earth to find his girlfriend (Jessica Henwick.) Along the way, they encounter some original monster mythology and expensiveContinue reading “If You Enjoyed Love and Monsters Check Out The Co Screenwriter And Story Developers Directorial Pandemic Release Spontaneous”

Palm Springs. Quick Review.

This Hulu original time loop comedy/Rom-Com starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Miloti debuted in the US to a fair amount of acclaim last year. It was one of the films this critic was most eager to see get picked up, in the UK. Amazon finally gave it a home and it released a few weeksContinue reading “Palm Springs. Quick Review.”

Antebellum. Movie Review. FULL SPOILERS.

When Lionsgate’s Antebellum was put out on PVOD in the US last year it developed a reputation as the potentially interesting kind of failure. An example of highly conceptual narratives that end up falling on their face. This viewer has a fascination with this style of media. The Book of Henry is still the mostContinue reading “Antebellum. Movie Review. FULL SPOILERS.”

Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Review.

In writing this first draft, this critic is assuming he is putting up an archive review of Batman V Superman, theatrical cat first. The following might invalidate this critical opinion in the eyes of certain readers. Snyder is one of the worst filmmakers working today. No judgement on him as a person (he might beContinue reading “Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Review.”