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‘Baywatch’ – Movie Review

Before I’d even walked into the screening, I felt like I’d already watched Baywatch. The film has been so relentlessly promoted via cinema trailers and social media that I felt like I had unintentionally watched most of it, and I worried that I’d already seen all the funny parts. I realised during the opening sequence […]

‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ – Review

The world didn’t really need another Pirates of the Caribbean film, but nonetheless, it got one. The fifth installment in the series follows Henry Turner, son of Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner, as he searches for Jack Sparrow in order to find the trident of Poseidon, which is what he needs to set his father […]

‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ – Review

Guy Ritchie gives the old tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Tables a cheery twist in this rip-roaring epic. At times too over the top for its own good, it is nonetheless a fun take on an old tale: something old, something new, and mostly something Guy Ritchie. You may be familiar […]

‘Alien: Covenant’ – Review

Set 10 years after the events of Prometheus, this film follows a colony ship named Covenant as it travels across space carrying 2,000 colonists and 15 crew members. The occupants are kept in a cryogenic sleep while the ship’s course is monitored by Walter, an updated version of the android David (played by Michael Fassbender). […]

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ – Review

Set soon after the events of the the first film, John Wick: Chapter Two follows the titular character John Wick (Keanu Reeves), a retired super-assassin whose desire to live a quiet civilian life is not working out very well. When Italian gangster Santino D’Antonio arrives at Wick’s door with a gold marker, he has no […]

‘Going In Style’ – Review

Going In Style stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin star as Joe, Willie, and and Albert, three best friends whose pension is dissolved after the company which employed them for 30 years goes through a merger. Joe is very close to his daughter and granddaughter, who live with him in order to save […]

‘Denial’ – Review

In this era of “fake news”, it’s hard not to find something relevant in this compelling courtroom drama. At times feeling like it belonged on the small screen, Denial is a sturdy drama which at once kept me enthralled and made me really mad. Denial tells the story of Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz), an American professor […]

‘The Fate of the Furious’ – Review

I’ve just watched Charlize Theron remote-control a cold war-era Russian submarine which has been “retrofitted” with nuclear weapons and smart technology, whilst a renegade team lead by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson try and stop her. And you know what? I enjoyed almost every ridiculous minute of it. The eighth (count ‘em, eighth) instalment in the […]

‘Ghost In The Shell’ – Review

This Week In Whitewashing: Ghost In The Shell is a live action adaptation of the ground-breaking 1995 anime film, which in turn was based on the Japanese cult manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. It’s about a woman known as Major who is cyber-enhanced to be the perfect weapon against […]

‘Power Rangers’ – Review

Power Rangers is an action-adventure about a group of high school students who discover that they have special powers, which are key to saving the world from an alien threat. It’s based on a mid-90s TV show which is still running and currently being filmed in NZ (holla!), so it’s the latest attempt at a […]