Film Review (Christmas Special) – ‘Home Alone’

It’s Christmas, the time for families to be together, but not this year as 10 year old Kevin Mcallister is left home alone when his parents forget him on a mad rush to the airport. Cue capers, adventure and some family fun as Kevin learns to fend for himself. It’s December! Hooray, almost Christmas so…

Film Review – ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part I)’

Following the devastation of the ‘Quarter Quell’ games, Katniss finds herself in the supposedly ruined District 13. Here she will learn and live with the choices she had made in previous games and ultimately find herself the centrepiece of the rebellion against the capital.  Before we begin, I want to put aside previous reservations I…

Film Review – ‘Night Crawler’

 Young, jobless entrepreneur Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllnhaal) stumbles into the world of ‘Nightcrawlers’ -freelance cameramen who film crime scenes, car crashes and other accidents to sell the footage to TV news channels. Quickly sucked into the competitive career, he embarks on a mission to capture the most grisly shots and get ahead of the game…

Film Review – ‘Annabelle’

In this ‘The Conjuring’ prequel/ spinoff, a couple with a newborn baby are terrified by a possessed grinning doll. Dolls are creepy, let’s just put that out there, at least to me. If you’ve seen The Conjuring or happen to have a friend or family member who likes dolls then you’ll know how weird they…

Film Review – ‘Dracula Untold’

Set in the medieval 1460’s, Prince Vlad the Implaer of Wallachia and his people are threatened by the impending forces of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed III. In order to overcome such an immense army and save his lands, he must look for a greater force to overcome them. The portrayal of Dracula and his legacy in…

Film Review – ‘Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For’

A collection of intertwining tales that showcase a selection of Basin City’s infamously nefarious inhabitants cross paths in a bloody exchange of black and white comic book visuals. Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez return to Sin City after the 2005 original treated us to a slick and visceral gore fest with a circular plot that…

Film Review – ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

  Abducted as a child, Peter Quill aka Starlord finds himself the target of a hunt for a mysterious orb which he has stolen. In a journey to discover more about the Orb and deliver it to a buyer, he is joined by a gang of oddball misfit all the while avoiding the evil forces…

Film Review – ‘A Most Wanted Man’

A Most Wanted Man Tortured Muslim half-Chechen, half Russian convict Isa Karpov (Grigori Dobrygin) arrives in Hamburg seeking his deceased father’s inheritance. He is soon picked up and watched by a covert anti-terror unit headed by the mindful chief Gunther Baachman (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) who is against the clock to discover whether Isa’s intentions are destructive or peaceful.…

Film Review – ‘Before I Go To Sleep’

 Following an accident 20 years ago, Christine (Nicole Kidman) wakes up each morning with complete amnesia. Unable to remember anything, she is reminded every day of who she is by patient, weary husband Ben (Colin Firth). But when a mysterious doctor (Mark Strong) offers help, she begins to question the trust of those around her.…