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Goosebumps Review – Just One Long Average Teen Fantasy Chase Movie.

In Goosebumps we get to see the monsters created by author R.L. Stine in his book series brought to life for the big screen, full of scary monsters and an evil ventriloquist dummy that seems to take its inspiration from the 1945 movie Dead of Night. That’s not the only movie reference which may seem familiar with any of the...

Miss You Already DVD Review

Miss You Already, Surprisingly, is a tale of two lifelong friends who have never left each other sides which isn’t as humdrum and mundane as you would expect! With Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore taking the helm as mentioned best friends, this will tug at the heartstrings as well as make you laugh and smile. Miss You Already tells the...

13 Hours Review – Michael Bay’s Big Brash Bold Statement of Explosive Action Doesn’t Quite Fuel the Political Fire.

With the official credit reading as 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Director Michael Bay takes a slight change in direction in this true story of six elite ex-military special op’s men. That is of course until we come across the massive big budget explosions and action sequences. Michael Bay, who is best known for his Transformers series has...

Youth Review – The Struggle of Old Age and Youth Told Through the Lens of Pretension.

Written and Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, Youth is only his second English language film but has already created a lot of critical acclaim. It has also seen Sir Michael Caine win Best Actor for his role as retired maestro Fred Ballinger at the 28th European Film Awards but is this film worth all the praise it has been receiving? Set...

Capture The Flag Review – You Can’t Go Wrong with An Animation Lizard Can You?

When you think of Spanish animation films not many will jump to mind, not highly known for their animation skills, you might, however, remember Justin and the Knights of Valour back in 2013 so by rights you wouldn’t expect much from Capture the Flag, a Spanish 3D computer animated sci-fi adventure but you’ll be pleasantly surprised. With Capture the Flag...

Spotlight Review – A Hard Hitting True Story full of Passion and Grit.

For many centuries the Catholic Church has always had its dark secrets, this is a fact and has been proven time and time again, in Spotlight we embark on the true story events of one journalistic team in America to unearth the truth of the rampant paedophilia amongst its priests in Boston. Before the Spotlight team even embarked on this...

Dirty Grandpa Review – Hilariously Filthy and Offensive, De Niro is the epitome of a Dirty Grandpa.

If the thought of constant profanity, pure filthy sexual language and a nearly naked Zac Efron offends you look away now, get on those running shoes and run for the hills as Dirty Grandpa is full of it. In Dirty Grandpa, Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is your straight-laced, preppy lawyer, following in Daddy’s footsteps at his law firm when Granny dies,...

Ride Along 2 Review – Is this a tired old Buddy-Cop Movie too Many?

What should you expect from Ride Along 2? Exactly the same as the first, the same storyline, the same tired old gags and Kevin Hart acting the idiotic fool but we do have a different location in Miami. Kevin Hart certainly likes to take the phrase ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ to the extreme and Ride Along 2...

The Big Short Review – Exhaustingly Wordy but Outstanding Performances Bring Home the Bacon

Hollywood has done it again, taken, what at the time, was a devastating period of financial crisis and adapted it for the big screen and tied in a number of A-List actors in order to draw the crowds but does this make it any the more watchable? The Big Short is based on a true story and is an adaptation...

The Revenant Review – Gruesomely Brilliant, DiCaprio gives the Performance of his Career.

Awards season is well under way and The Revenant is right up there with the best of them, already this film has nabbed itself three Golden Globes for Best Drama, Best Director for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio performance. This is only the beginning; if DiCaprio doesn’t win an Oscar for his amazing portrayal of Hugh...

Creed Review – Can the Next Generation go back to its Roots?

In Creed, we have a new chapter of the Rocky franchise, a time to make way for the next generation in the form of Apollo Creed’s son, Adonis. One question we may ask ourselves, do we really need another instalment to ruin the memory of this cult classic? The late World heavyweight Champion, Apollo Creed, had an affair before he...