Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Movie Reviews

Home Movie Reviews

Going in Style Review

In Going In Style, a trio of A-list pensioners decide to rob a bank.  But can the film get away with it? There’s a moment in Zach Braff’s Going In Style where would-be bank robbers Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin are watching Dog Day Afternoon on TV.  It’s armchair research for them, but for the audience, it’s a...

Thor: Ragnarok Review

It’s been four years since the burly Norse god and friends last graced our screens, with a complete change in direction in a choice of a director with Hunt for the Wilderpeople’s Taika Waititi taking the helm, an air of anticipation arose how the third in the saga would pan out. Fear not, Waititi and his slapstick sense of...

The Guv’nor Review

Lenny McClean is remembered differently depending on which generation you belong to. Those around in the 70s saw him as a skilled bare-knuckle boxer. Those in the late 90s saw him star in Guy Richie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Those around in the 60s were scared stiff as they heard tales and saw for themselves the rage and...

Deepwater Horizon Review

There's always the conversation when Hollywood turns a real-life event into an epic blockbuster or Oscar-worthy drama: how much is true to life and how much has it been embellished or even completely rewritten for the entertainment of the masses? Then there's the issue of what the film industry decides to adapt, a lot of the events being sensitive subjects,...

The Light Between Oceans Review

M.L. Steadman’s novel The Light Between Oceans became an instant hit when published back in 2012, A classic romantic story set after the first world war which has a theme of deep rooted love, loyalty and the question of right and wrong playing on the moralistic values of an impossibly difficult situation. Writer and Director Derek Cianfrance – known for...

I, Daniel Blake Review

It’s not very often we are treated to a cinematic story that hits so close home. I, Daniel Blake hammer’s the nail right on the head off frustration with a fictional tale of one man being screwed over by the state with grim and anger inducing consequences. I, Daniel Blake – Which won this year’s Palme d'Or at the Cannes...

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Review

With the school holidays forced upon stressed-out parents, there truly is no better movie to bond over with your little darlings. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies – a feature-length movie spawned from the animated Cartoon Network series – is naturally silliness personified which instantly connects with both adults and the kids it’s aimed at. An active part of the cinematic DC universe, this is one route that finally works its fun magic. Whilst the rest of the DC superhero...

Cabin Fever Review – A remake full of gore, but lacks the scare factor.

Being his first film Cabin Fever was never Eli Roth’s best movie but 14 years after the release of the original Director Travis Zariwny has taken the 2002 outing and rebooted it to what would seem to be to appeal to a new generation with hilariously bad efforts that make the first look like a masterpiece. Isn’t the whole idea...

The Magnificent Seven Review

If you’re not a fan of the Western, Antoine Fuqua’s remake of the classic The Magnificent Seven - which is lead by the standard righteous performance of Denzel Washington – has just enough fun and frivolity to keep you rooting for the rogue yet good guys till the end. Fuqua - who has worked alongside Washington before in Training Day...

Finding Dory Review

13 years after the huge box office success back in 2003 of Finding Nemo comes it’s adorable and message driven sequel in the form of the that lovable forgetful fish Dory, in Finding Dory. Filled with delightful cuteness and lashings of laughter Pixar, have yet again, hit the animation jackpot. Even though the base storyline doesn’t venture further than Finding...

Logan Review

Are you sick and tired of the numerous superhero, superpower monopoly that is flooding the cinematic universe? Logan may very well be one of those aforementioned characters but the grisly, mean and moody Wolverine has hardly ever followed the conventional suit of the superhero. With Hugh Jackman delivering his last stand of the beloved Logan/Wolverine we get an X-Men spin-off...

The Limehouse Golem Review

Forever portrayed as a shadowy and squalid place, yet again, late 1880’s London plays home to the murderous glow of mysterious and brutal killings in Juan Carlos Medina’s The Limehouse Golem. Delving into the murkiest setting of murders, on street and stage lays the tale of a Jack the Ripper-esque killing spree leading down a labyrinth of revenge. Based on...

Mechanic: Resurrection DVD Review

Jason Statham films are practically a genre of their own, with the same formula and conventions seeming to reoccur every time he takes the starring role. Mechanic Resurrection, a sequel to 2011’s The Mechanic, is Jason Statham’s 40th film since 1998. Statham is renowned for his no-nonsense, straight-talking, fist-to-face action hero and he reoccurs yet again in this sequel as...

Aftermath Review

Arnie Schwarzenegger’s adventures in indieland continue this week with the arrival of Aftermath, based on the true story of a plane crash.  Are we about to see an Arnaissance? Now that he’s non-too-impressed with his proposed cameo in Shane Black’s Predator re-boot, Arnie Schwarzenegger may have some time on his hands - especially as Universal now appears to have shelved...

Manchester By The Sea Review

Kenneth Lonergan returns to the director’s chair with Manchester by the Sea, bringing with him an all too familiar sense of profundity regarding the human condition. Lonergan’s previous films, You Can Count On Me and Margaret have philosophised as well as debated over similar themes, normally accompanied by a myriad melancholy. He is a keen observer of the absurdity of...

Double Date Review

Benjamin Barfoot’s directorial debut, Double Date went down a storm at this year’s Horror Channel Frightfest, boasting bloodthirsty gore, lots of fun and frivolity, the sacrifice of a virgin and a shockingly frightening female experience that would put any man off dating for life. Alex (Michael Socha) and Jim (Danny Morgan) are polar opposites of each other, Whilst Alex is...

Star Trek Beyond Review

sofia boutella - Star Trek Beyond

50 years ago Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek universe came to life which has seen millions across the globe take this little space adventure to their hearts. It’s extremely fitting, that for its 50th anniversary this much beloved franchise delivers a respectable nod to the original crew in Star Trek Beyond. In fact, Star Trek Beyond, now with its crew fully...

10 Cloverfield Lane Review – A Tension Fuelled and Compelling Journey into Genius Filmmaking.

Can we call 10 Cloverfield Lane a sequel? Maybe not,  but this next chapter in this hugely anticipated franchise from Producer JJ Abrams is nothing short of pure film genius and excellent cast performances which will see you perplexed into who and what we should believe. Back in 2008 Cloverfield set a certain standard for the first person sc-fi-horror genre,...

Suburra Review – Intense Mafia Crime Thriller Packs a Lethal Punch.

Once the heart of the Rome’s criminal world, Suburra holds many dark secrets, mainly never trust anyone to be completely what they may seem. Politicians, The Priesthood everyone has something sinister to hide. Romanzo Criminale and Gomorrah Director, Stefano Sollima has a unique ability of bringing the Italian crime scene to life with extreme reality. In fact shooting for Suburra...

Captain America: Civil War Review – Marvel prove they are the masters in epic superhero blockbusters.

In Captain America Civil War, Marvel, yet again, proves they are the masters on the Superhero battlefield. Leaving their nearest opposition for dust and laughing in their face. Marvel show all of the other contenders exactly how it should be done with EPIC force. The Avengers seem to have been part of the big screen for a lot longer than...

Sing Review

American animation film production company, Illumination Entertainment, made a name for itself back in 2010 with break-out film, Despicable Me. Since then, it’s profited on the popularity of the sideline stars, the Minions, and produced a sequel, a spin-off, plus other adventures away from that universe, including this summer's The Secret Life of Pets. Their seventh film in six years comes...

The Other Side of the Door Review – Will this horror make your blood run cold?

The Other Side of the Door - When you think of your typical horror location at no point does India spring to mind. However the refreshing change of scenery gave writer-director, Johannes Roberts, his inspiration for penning The Other Side of The Door. While researching Indian Folklore he and long-term writing partner Ernest Riera came up with this chilling...

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword Review

It’s unceremoniously tanked in the States, so what kind of reception can Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword expect as it arrives this week? Do you know your Uther Pendragons from your Mordred's?  If King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is anything to go by, director Guy Ritchie certainly doesn’t.  Not that it’s prevented him from making his...

Bastille Day Review – Idris Elba kicks some serious ass.

If Idris Elba hadn’t made a strong enough case to be a contender to take over the reins from Daniel Craig as Bond then his kick ass, slick fight scenes and his deadpan face in Bastille Day surely has to put him right at the top of the list for the most prestigious role an actor could hope for....

The Sense of an Ending Review

With a title such as The Sense of an Ending, big expectations lay ahead, not even the greatest performances can make up for less than satisfying ending, building to a crescendo which forever hovers in the air never making that crashing descent of closure it so truly needs. With a screenplay adapted from Julian Barnes prize-winning novel of the same...

The Girl With All The Gifts Review

The aptest setting for a zombie film is a post-apocalyptic world - The Girl with all the Gifts, which is based on the novel by M.R. Carey – A familiar yet dystopian future which seems too close to the present world we live in today. The common formula for any given zombie is one who has no brains as they...

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Review – Comedy or War Drama?

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot isn’t a straight forward comedy like you would think with Tina Fey taking the helm; it’s actually based on a true story of Kim Baker, a nothing special US domestic news copywriter who offered herself up for a trip to Afghanistan to cover a story. One of the problems with Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, It’s not quite sure...

Arrival Review

Director Denis Villeneuve has gone from Sicario’s drug-war thriller to a sci-fi alien encounter story with Arrival.  A Close Encounters of A Third Kind for the modern generation with an impeccable stylistic, hypnotic and awe-inspiring yet emotional narrative which will resonate within the soul. The Alien encounter genre certainly hasn’t delivered anything out of this world in a number of...

Loving Review

While Loving is part of the wave of the ‘true stories told on film’ trend we’ve seen lately, its sense of quiet and carefulness with every scene differentiates itself and makes for such a wholly understated film. A lot of films, when taking this approach, cannot maintain an engaging and engrossing picture, so to see Jeff Nichols tell this story...

The Boss Review – Did someone say this was a comedy?

With a Melissa McCarthy film, you know exactly what to expect and with The Boss, where she plays a fallen business tycoon they story is no different. Which is a major shame as with the right storyline and script McCarthy could really shine as she deserves? This time, McCarthy teams up with her husband, Ben Falcone (Bridesmaids,Spy) to put pen...

FOLLOW FLAVOURMAG ONLINE

33,591FansLike
467,969FollowersFollow
13,027FollowersFollow
13,876FollowersFollow
4,115SubscribersSubscribe

YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

Exclusive Vs movie Battle Rap Clip with Connor Swindells & Joivan...

To celebrate the release of the gritty yet delicate and nuanced drama Vs. in cinema's from October 19th, we have an exclusive clip from the...

NEWS & ENTERTAINMENT

Did you know the Huawei Mate 20 phones are the best...

Yesterday (October 15th 2018) saw the launch of the Huawei Mate 20 series and these phones are monsters. Three new phones, the Huawei Mate 20,...