Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Review

Warner Brothers must be rubbing their hands together with glee. They have successfully launched a prequel series for their most lucrative franchise and whatsmore (whisper it) this could actually be better than Harry Potter. That is because there is a freedom to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that the Harry Potter series lacked. There felt like a “tick-box” of different moments and elements that Harry Potter movies had to feature but this is a series with no prior book to restrict it (apart from the “textbook” written by JK Rowling which gives the movie it’s name and main character). … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Review

Total Recall (1990) Review

I have one main issue with Arnold Schwarzenegger; I will never look like him! I don’t mean “win the lottery, get plastic surgery and change my face” look like him but I’ll never be the size of Arnie. I’m sure I could manage it eventually if I put the work in, trained for a ridiculous amount of hours everyday, eat the right foods and took the right vitamins/steroids but I’m lazy. I’m a guy who loves to spend hours on end watching films of all different types so the thought of me dedicating my life to becoming the size of Arnie … Continue reading Total Recall (1990) Review

Horrible Bosses (2011) Review

American Pie has a lot to answer for. Back when American Pie was released, it was a film like no other. Porky’s had been around in the 70’s but American Pie was really the first of that “teen gross-out movie” that spurned Road Trip, Euro Trip and a host of other imitators. It appealed to the 16 – 25 (roughly) demographic and was ridiculously successful. It was genuinely funny, poignant in places and had moments that people could talk about at school/college/work the next day. Then we grew up. American Pie 2 was brilliant but American Pie 3 tried to keep the … Continue reading Horrible Bosses (2011) Review