A crew of bank-robbers and corrupt police officers are enlisted by the Russian-Jewish mafia to pull off an incredibly difficult heist. Their plan, to kill a police officer as a diversion and force a ‘triple 9’ police call-out. While the entire police force is out to cover the triple 9 call, the robbers are given their opportunity to pull off the heist.
Author: Nick Janks
Lover of film, obviously. Knows more about them than you... Or does he?
Deserted Island Movie Collection: The films of Quentin Tarantino.
Best Movie Snack: Nachos.
Trumbo is the biographical account of the famous Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, played exceptionally by Bryan Cranston.
Franchise-leading frontman Vin Diesel stars in this latest attempt to bring witch mythology to the big-screen, however Diesel’s star power is not enough to carry this poor action-blockbuster film.
Following on from his successful debut film Snowtown, Australian director Justin Kurzel returns to direct his version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and he doesn’t disappoint.
Trainwreck is the latest offering from Judd Apatow and mainly serves as a starring vehicle for Amy Schumer (who also gets writing credit).
Marvel has another surefire hit with Avengers: Age of Ultron. The sequel to 2012’s The Avengers improves over that film in all aspects – the drama and character development is deeper and the action more epic than ever before.
Chappie is for the most part, an entertaining, action-heavy and comedically twisted romp into the artificial intelligence sub-genre of science fiction.
The Gambler is one of those films you really want to dislike while sitting through it, however once the credits roll you walk out feeling strangely satisfied with the result.
The Wedding Ringer stars funny-men Kevin Hart and Josh Gad, in a over-the-top and crude – yet sentimental comedy film.
Unbroken is based on the true story of Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell); an Olympic athlete and lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps. The majority of the film follows his struggle for survival during the World War 2 period. To begin with, Zamperini spends 47 days adrift in the ocean after surviving a plane crash, only to be rescued by the opposing forces of the Japanese Navy when he then becomes their prisoner and is beaten and traumatised for years before the war ends.
Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel Studios’ first expansion into the galactic spectrum of their film canon and it does not disappoint.
A Million Ways to Die in the West is Seth MacFarlane’s follow up to Ted and it is funny, in parts.
Dallas Buyers Club is a masterclass in acting and Matthew McConaughey is the teacher – Jared Leto his understudy.
12 Years a Slave is a black slavery-era film based upon the harrowing true story of Soloman Northup, a distinguished musician and free man who is conned, kidnapped and subsequently sold into slavery. Northup’s identity is lost as he is forced to struggle for survival for the next twelve years as he faces the obscenities of slave traders and plantation owners.