X-Men: Apocalypse Review (2016)

Rating: PG-13 (violence, action and destruction) The last two movies in the X-Men franchise have successfully rebooted the series with new actors and really focused on the tumultuous relationship between Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto (Michael Fassbender). The great cast coupled with story-lines that delved into themes of brotherhood, discrimination and…

The Martian Review (2015)

Rated PG-13 (for some strong language, injury images, and brief nudity) Space…The Final Frontier. A phrase (cribbed from a famous TV sci-fi franchise, I’ll let you guess which one) that sums up the excitement and energy that was behind the space race of the 50’s and 60’s. NASA was well-funded, respected and every kid wanted…

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…

Terminator Genisys Review (2015)

Rating: PG-13 (Violence, partial nudity and brief strong language) A dystopian future, where the world is bleak, littered with scrap and where machines rule… But enough about Wall-E, let’s talk about Terminator Genisys. Genisys is yet another film that hops onto the Hollywood trend of selective sequels, choosing to take place after Terminator 2: Judgement…

Tomorrowland Review (2015)

Imagine a world. A world where the brightest minds on Earth have been brought together, in order to inspire, innovate and invent creations beyond our wildest dreams. A place fuelled by optimism and where the only limit is your imagination. That’s the premise behind Tomorrowland. The main story revolves around Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), an…

Ex Machina Review (2015)

The story centres on Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), an exceptional programmer working for Bluebook (the movie’s version of Google), who wins a competition to spend a week with Nathan (Oscar Isaac), Bluebook’s eccentric and reclusive CEO. Once Caleb arrives at Nathan’s Alaskan subterranean abode, he soon finds that he has been selected to take part in…

Mad Max: Fury Road Review (2015)

Rated R for intense sequences of violence. Insane. In your face. Balls to the wall action. Amazing. All these words perfectly sum up Mad Max, and you know what? I loved it every bit of it. In a world where movies are now bleak, desaturated and brimming with CG effects, Mad Max is a refreshing…