REVIEW: My Life as a Zucchini (2016)

Ikar is a young boy living with his alcoholic mother. When she threatens him in a drunken rage, he accidentally pushes her down a ladder to her death. When taken to a rural orphanage, Ikar insists that he be called 'Zucchini' - his mother's nickname for him. While living in the orphanage, Zucchini starts to ...

REVIEW: Godzilla (1984)

Thirty years after the giant monster Godzilla terrorised the people of Tokyo, the invincible beast returns. After Godzilla destroys a Soviet nuclear submarine Japan finds itself caught between both Cold War super-powers, as both the USA and the USSR threaten to launch a nuclear strike on Japanese soil to eliminate Godzilla once and for all. ...

REVIEW: Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

In London's prestigious Brompton Academy, new student John Watson (Alan Cox) meets the eccentric but brilliant classmate Sherlock Holmes (Nicholas Rowe). When they discover a string of mysterious deaths - including the suicide of Holmes' mentor Rupert Waxflatter - they launch their own investigation. Before long they are neck-deep in chases, sword fights and intrigue ...

REVIEW: Deadpool 2 (2018)

Two years after he first appeared to skewer 20th Century Fox's popular X-Men franchise, the so-called 'merc with a mouth' Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) returns in a surprisingly great sequel. Back in 2016 I was not entirely taken with Deadpool's scattershot and juvenile approach to humour, or it's fairly weak story sense, but Deadpool 2 is an improvement in every regard. ...

REVIEW: Beowulf (1999)

The mysterious warrior Beowulf (Christopher Lambert) arrives at a castle under siege. The surrounding soldiers kill anyone that attempts to leave. Inside, King Hrothgar (Oliver Cotton) leads a diminishing band of fighters against the monster Grendel. After joining the fight Beowulf slowly discovers the truth behind Grendel's origins, and grows closer to Hrothgar's daughter Kyra ...

REVIEW: On Body and Soul (2017)

Endre (Géza Morcsányi) is the chief financial officer of a Hungarian abattoir. He has a disability - his left arm permanently hangs limp by his side. He has a sad, haunted quality. He meets the abattoir's new quality inspector Mária (Alexandra Borbély), a quiet and withdrawn woman with behaviour that places her someplace along the ...

REVIEW: Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Constable Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) is dispatched upstate to the village of Sleepy Hollow. Several villagers have been decapitated - their heads stolen - and while Crane searches for the killer, the locals suspect a supernatural cause: the Headless Horseman is riding again. One of the most underrated horror franchises, assuming one can safely call ...

REVIEW: The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

Identical twins Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson) and Fozzie Bear (Frank Oz) join the staff of the Daily Chronicle newspaper. When they immediately lose their jobs for failing to report on the theft of fashion designer Lady Holiday's (Diana Rigg) jewelry, Kermit, Fozzie and photographer Gonzo (Dave Goelz) travel to London on a quest to ...

REVIEW: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

One thousand years after a global catastrophe, small pockets of humanity live on the fringes of a massive toxic jungle. Nausicaä (Sumi Shimamoto) is a princess of the Valley of the Wind. Her lands are invaded by the warlike Tolmekians, who aim to revive an ancient giant warrior to ensure victory over neighbouring kingdoms. After escaping ...

REVIEW: Kindergarten Cop (1990)

Hardened police detective John Kimble (Arnold Schwarzenegger) sets up an undercover operation to track down the runaway girlfriend of drug lord Cullen Crisp (Richard Tyson), after she absconded with three million dollars of his drug money. A first-day mishap has Kimble stuck masquerading as a kindergarten teacher, and he is soon completely out of his ...

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