Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Review (2015)

PG-13 (action and violence, and brief partial nudity) The Mission Impossible Franchise is the little engine that could. Who knew that it would be still be going strong after four films in the series? The latest addition, Rogue Nation, takes place directly after the events of Ghost Protocol. It finds the Impossible Mission Force (IMF)…

Ant-Man Review (2015)

Wall-crawlers, Norse Gods, blind vigilantes and incredible green men with anger issues.  The last decade truly has been a wondrous time for comic-book nerds everywhere.  Who would have thought that movies with talking racoons and walking trees would be setting the box office on fire?  Well, I guess Marvel did.  It seems that anything the…

Jurassic World Review (2015)

Rated PG-13 (Blood, gore, Violence) I can still remember the excitement and the sheer wonder I felt when I saw the first dinosaur in Jurassic Park. Much like Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler, I felt utter disbelief at what was unfolding before my eyes, with John Williams’ unforgettable score perfectly capturing the majesty and awe…

Spy Review (2015)

The latest comedy from writer/director Paul Feig, stars Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham, mixing the spy genre with the trademark humour that Feig has come to be known for. Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a CIA agent whose marks were off the charts during her training as a cadet. Now, due to a…

Kingsman: The Secret Service Review (2014)

Daniel Craig’s era of James Bond has ushered a more serious, gritty version of the British spy. Brutal, efficient and not a trace of campiness in sight. However for those of you who yearn for a return to the witty one-liners, crazy gadgets and over-the-top villains, topped with a Martini shaken not stirred, then Kingsman…

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review (2013)

So let’s face it, I’m probably not the target audience that GI Joe: Retaliation is aimed at. I mean, I like action movies as much as the next guy, but there’s a level of camp in the GI Joe reboot/sequel that just didn’t resonate with me. That being said, this movie is definitely better than…

The Expendables 2 Review (2012)

If you are walking in to The Expendables 2 expecting witty dialogue, in depth characterisation and oscar-worthy performances then I suggest you turn around and run out of the theatre as fast as you can. For the rest of you (more realistic) cinema-goers, Expendables 2 delivers what everyone wanted from the first movie. Explosions? Check.…