Attack of the Hollywood Clichés. Quick Review.

Rob Lowe hosts this random Netflix comedy special, aiming at the myriad of Hollywood cliches in modern cinema. A production like this is the very definition of mildly entertaining. A surprisingly robust list of star names,# Film Twitter pundits and behind the camera talent go on a whistle-stop tour of some well-known film making tropesContinue reading “Attack of the Hollywood Clichés. Quick Review.”

The Come From Away Pro-Short (Apple TV +) Everything Fans Could Ask For.

This writer has covered his love for the musical Come From Away on a few separate occasions. Part of this fondness might be due to the fact it was the last West End show he saw in the summer before COVID. That said he truly believes it to be an exceptional piece of work. TakingContinue reading “The Come From Away Pro-Short (Apple TV +) Everything Fans Could Ask For.”

Fear Street. Part One. 1994 Quick Review.

Here we have Netflix’s big-ticket item for the summer. A horror trilogy based on novels from RL Stein set over 300 years and released over consecutive July weeks. It’s an ambitious undertaking. Whether it works is an entirely different endeavour. It’s worth saying that as of writing this reviewer has only seen the first entry.Continue reading “Fear Street. Part One. 1994 Quick Review.”

Old is Bananas. You Should See It.

M Night Shyamalan has unleashed his new film on audiences that feel safe enough to go back to the cinema. The time this viewer started consistently watching new releases every week coincides with the Shyamalan “Hollywood embarrassment” phase. The Happening, The Last Airbender and After Earth. Three of the worst big-budget modern movies. This criticContinue reading “Old is Bananas. You Should See It.”

Space Jam : A New Legacy. Novelty That Works For No One.

There’s a sense of organic magnetism to the original Space Jam. It’s the kind of truly bizarre marketing man fever dream conceived between lines of cocaine that could only exist in 1996. It’s not good in any way but also the kind of bizarre artefact that is hard to ignore once seen. 25 years laterContinue reading “Space Jam : A New Legacy. Novelty That Works For No One.”

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. Quick Review

Sometimes viewers question why a sequel even exists. This follows up to 2017 The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a perfect example. The original film coasted by on lazy chemistry. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson were simply playing versions of their existing media personas. More importantly, the film just wasn’t very good. That said it madeContinue reading “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. Quick Review”

Synchronic. Quick Review.

This indie sci-fi thriller starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan got some mixed reviews when it opened on PVOD in the UK. That said the critics who got on board seemed to champion it. It immediately went on this viewers watch list. Having rented and watched the film It’s easy to see why it’s comeContinue reading “Synchronic. Quick Review.”

Moxie. Paragraph Review

Haley Robinson creates a school magazine in an attempt to tackle sexism in this Amy Poehler directed Netflix high school comedy. Given the central theme, it’s no surprise that the issues dealt with in the narrative are important. Unfortunately, The film doesn’t present or tackle the inequality or sexism it’s trying to address, in aContinue reading “Moxie. Paragraph Review”

Yes Day. Quick Review.

In 2008 this critic had just met a new befriender. he very quickly established he’s love for cinema by going on various cinema trips with them. His first one was to see the Jim Carrey vehicle Yes Man. Relatively unremarkable PG-13 comedy readers might say. That might be the case. However, imagine watching the sceneContinue reading “Yes Day. Quick Review.”

The Bee Gees. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? Quick Review.

Sometimes even if a film doesn’t hold a great deal of immediate appeal a potential viewer will have heard enough good things about it to give it a chance. That was this critics impression consistently seeing this acclaimed Bee Gees documentary presence in the list of films available for cheap rental with Amazon Prime. TheContinue reading “The Bee Gees. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? Quick Review.”