REVIEW: The Monkey King 2 (2016)

Soil Cheang's 2014 fantasy The Monkey King adapted the early chapters of Journey to the West, depicting an out-of-control Sun Wukong being tricked by the villainous Bull Demon King to rampage through heaven. As punishment, Wukong was trapped underneath a mountain for 500 years. The Monkey King 2 picks up five centuries later, as Wukong is rescued by, and then ...

REVIEW: Aquarius (2016)

Clara (Sônia Braga) is a retired music critic living in an apartment block in Recife along Brazil's coast. She has survived cancer and outlived her husband, but now she faces a construction company intent on demolishing her home and rebuilding the Aquarius apartments into larger and more up-market residences. Clara refuses to sell and refuses ...

REVIEW: Hidden Figures (2016)

In 1961 African-American mathematician Katherine Goble (Taraji P. Henson) works in the segregated computing division of NASA's Langley Research Center, along with her colleagues Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) and Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer). When the increasingly competitive 'space race' forces NASA to ramp up its efforts to put a human into space, Katherine is assigned ...

REVIEW: The Monkey King (2014)

After a failed demonic attack on Heaven, the rebuilding process inadvertently creates a supernaturally powerful monkey. After growing up to become the powerful but mischievous Monkey King (Donnie Yen), he finds himself manipulated by the vengeful Bull Demon King (Aaron Kwok) to challenge heaven and the authority of the benevolent Jade Emperor (Chow Yun-Fat). Produced ...

REVIEW: Cargo (2009)

By the year 2267, Earth has suffered an irreperable ecological failure. Human refugees crowd orbital space stations, while a lucky few travel to the distant colony world of Rhea where they live in a comparative paradise. Dr Laura Portmann (Anna-Katharina Schwabroh) signs on as medical officer on the cargo ship Kassandra, which is embarking on ...

REVIEW: The Great Wall (2016)

A group of European bandits, led by the English archer William (Matt Damon), are lost in the wilderness about northern China. After a night-time attack by a monster kills the entire group save for William and his companion Tovar (Pedro Pascal), they stumble upon the Great Wall of China - defended by an entire army ...

REVIEW: Every Secret Thing (2014)

A pair of 11 year-old girls kidnap and ultimately murder a baby. Seven years later they are both released from juvenile hall. One of them, the moody and withdrawn Ronnie (Dakota Fanning), keeps her head down while working at a local bagel shop. The other, Alice (Danielle Macdonald), has continued to protest her innocence and ...

REVIEW: Hail, Caesar! (2016)

Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) is a 'fixer' for Capitol Pictures: acting as an intermediary between the studio heads and the various features in production, and spending each day putting out brushfires of scandals, prima donna behaviour and personality conflicts around the backlot. When the studio's biggest star Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) is kidnapped, it is ...

REVIEW: April and the Extraordinary World (2015)

In an alternative 1941 the world's scientists have been progressively kidnapped by unknown assailants, leaving the world in the steam age and rapidly running out of burnable resources. Any remaining scientists are hunted down and forced to work for their governments. In Paris lives April, the adult daughter of two scientists who were killed escaping the ...

REVIEW: Blair Witch (2016)

Years after his sister Heather vanished in Maryland's Black Woods, James Donahue (James Allen McCune) returns in the hope of finding out what happened to her. He brings along with him student documentarian Lisa (Callie Hernandez) and a group of friends. Once inside the woods, supernatural events begin to close in around them and the ...

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