The Greatest Showman Review (2017)

I’ve always loved musicals, be it live on stage or in a movie. Not surprisingly when the first trailer for The Greatest Showman hit the internet I was sold. It promised a spectacle of sight and sound, showing off colourful visuals accompanied by the catchy soaring original song “This is Me” serving as the trailer’s…

Moana Review (2016)

Rated PG. Disney has been on a bit of a streak of late with hits like Tangled, Big Hero 6, Frozen and Zootopia. They seem to have found the secret recipe for creating instant animation classics and this holds true for Moana, the newest feature film from the House of Mouse. The story begins on…

Doctor Strange Review (2016)

Rated PG-13 (for violence and action) The juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a money making machine that doesn’t look like it has an end in sight. Initially starting with movies that had a more earthly, “grounded” focus (Iron Man, Captain America) then introducing audiences to the more cosmic side of things with…

Warcraft: The Beginning Review (2016)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense fantasy violence Warcraft: The Beginning focuses on the human nations of the fantasy world of Azeroth, and their battle  against the Orcish Horde; alien invaders who arrive through a magic portal from their dying world of Draenor.  The two civilisations battle for survival, with both sides of the conflict seeking…

Hercules Review (2014)

There have been numerous iterations of the legend of Hercules, from Ah-nuld’s antics in the low budget Hercules in New York, to Disney’s colourful musical extolling the hero’s virtues. So, does the latest version of the Greek Demi-god, ahem, go the distance? Well, Brett Ratner’s interpretation of the character seeks to ground the myth in…