REVIEW: Rough Night (2017)

Jess (Scarlett Johansson) is a senatorial candidate about to get married to Peter (Paul W. Downs). Before her wedding day she travels to Miami with her four best friends: school teacher Alice (Jillian Bell), political activist Frankie (Ilana Glazer), estate agent Blair (Zoë Kravitz), and kooky Australian Pippa (Kate McKinnon). When an encounter with a ...

REVIEW: Golden Orchestra! (2016)

Aspiring violinist Chizuru (Anne Watanabe) attends a community orchestra performance, and is so entranced by their skills that she applies to join them. She makes a mistake and instead of joining the Umegaoka Philharmonic she calls the wrong orchestra, finding herself in the Umegaoka Symphony instead: a group of enthused but jaw-droppingly untalented elderly musicians. ...

REVIEW: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

California, 2049. The replicant blade runner K (Ryan Gosling) makes a disturbing discovery at the scene of his latest mission - one that could have earth-shattering consequences for the future. There is a common wisdom that there are some films to which you should never make a sequel. No one needs Casablanca 2 (although we did get ...

“It is not too late to undo this madness” | Masters of the Universe (1987)

In 2007 Paramount Pictures released Transformers, a glossy big-budget science fiction film based on a range of action figures. It was a massive commercial hit, grossing more than US$700 million theatrically and inspiring an entire franchise with four sequels to date and a total worldwide theatrical gross of US$4.4 billion. Transformers was, of course, not ...

REVIEW: The Void (2016)

Police deputy Daniel Carter (Aaron Poole) finds a young man covered in blood on the side of the road. He takes him to the nearest rural hospital, which is immediately surrounded by masked cultists. Breaking through the cult is a father and son bearing weapons and murderous intent. Meanwhile in the bowels of the hospital ...

REVIEW: Deep Rising (1998)

Freelance captain Finnegan (Treat Williams) accepts a contract to take a group of mercenaries across the South China Sea to an undisclosed location, not realising that he is aiding the group in a heist aboard a massive luxury cruise liner. When they arrive at the liner, however, they find it deserted with signs of a ...

REVIEW: Enemy at the Gates (2001)

During the Battle of Stalingrad, young Russian soldier Vasily Zaytsev (Jude Law) demonstrates a gift for sharp-shooting. He soon becomes the Russian army's most effective sniper, with his exploits exaggerated and publicised by political commissar Danilov (Joseph Fiennes). When Zaytsev's success grows too much for German command, they bring in crack marksman and sniping instructor ...

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