As part of the Ultimate 90's Blogathon I reviewed a few films, the first of which was Pump Up The Volume starring Christian Slater: “Do you ever get the feeling that everything in America is completely f*cked up? You know that feeling? The whole country is like one inch away from saying ‘that’s it, forget…Read more Pump Up The Volume Review – Part Of The Ultimate 90’s Blogathon
"I can assure you, that the stories that you hear about his man, if nothing else, has (sic) been watered down" says Peter Stormare's (Fargo, The Big Lebowski) character, Abram, at the start of John Wick: Chapter 2. It's probably the kindest thing anyone can say in regards to a 'story' where John Wick was…Read more John Wick: Chapter 2 Review – He’s Back, But Did We Want Him?
I’m hoping you’ve seen the Lego movie by now, if not you really need to see it. The 2014 movie was an absolute smash and it was such a smash because it didn’t take itself too seriously and played to both children and adults alike. The Lego Batman Movie is the follow up with a…Read more The Lego Batman Movie Review – Is Everything Awesome This Time Round?
"It's another true story time", sorry, I should say; "it's based on a true story time as"…wait what? What do you mean there's no story to base it on? But it says at the beginning? The film's producers have denied it is in anyway connected to the story it appears to resemble so closely? So…what…Read more Gold Review – There’s Gold In That There Jungle, Maybe, Possibly
History is littered with stories of ruthless businessmen. Stories abound of people who, now multi, multi-billionaires, got started by pinching an idea here or buying an idea there. Bill Gates and Microsoft is a good example, McDonald's and Ray Kroc is another. To say The Founder tells the story of McDonald's is a tad misleading.…Read more The Founder Review – It’s How The Golden Arches Came About
I don't know an awful lot about US politics but I am aware of the lobbyists that exist there and in other countries too. Miss Sloane is a feature film, not based on any kind of true story – which is unusual at the moment – about a powerful D.C. political lobbyist who looks to…Read more Miss Sloane Review – Jessica Chastain Shines Bright In This Look At Lobbying
Boxing films, it appears, are like buses; you wait ages for one and then a few come along at once. We had the recent Rocky film, Creed and we’ve also had Southpaw with Jake Gyllenhaal. Now we have Bleed For This about, what is dubbed, the greatest boxing comeback ever seen. Bleed For This is…Read more Bleed For This Review – Does The Greatest Comeback Ever Seen Equal The Greatest Story?