Sing has all the ingredients to be a great animated movie but just lacks some magic and manages to fall into familiar traps. It is a shame because it has the key elements needed, from a simple but engaging plot, … Continue reading Sing (2016) Review
I love trailers. I think there is a special skill to putting together a good trailer. It must capture the attention and entice an audience but give very little away so that the viewer doesn’t feel like they’ve already seen … Continue reading Trailer of the Week
There are some films that will never be Oscar nominees. Anything by Marvel studios will struggle to get a nomination (unless it is in one of the digital effects categories), as will most comedies. There are a few types of films … Continue reading Oscar Month: Films that didn’t get Oscar nominated… but were trying to
There is a stark, realistic charm to director Jeff Nichols Mud. Where his other movies like Take Shelter and Midnight Special had an almost supernatural feel to them, Mud grounds itself in the harsh realities of life in America’s deep south, … Continue reading Mud (2012) Review
Kubo and the Two Strings starts with the line “If you must blink, do it now” and it is good advice. The first act of the movie will hold anyone’s attention. The sequence that starts the movie, showing Kubo’s Mother protecting … Continue reading Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Review
What is meant by uncredited surprise casting is when a well-known actor takes a major role in a movie without any advertisement of their involvement. This doesn’t mean cameos. Cameos are fun but it is hardly hard to keep a thirty … Continue reading Why uncredited surprise casting is so effective
The Martian could very well be the best movie I’ve seen this year. From the exciting opening to the thrilling finale I was gripped. I’ve already explained why I loved the movie in my review but needless to say I left … Continue reading Is this the Golden Age for the Space movie?