Visually arresting and equally enthralling, Scandinavian cinema is continuing to cement itself as a major player on the global circuit. Hlynur Palmason’s A White, White Day is an impressive addition to the growing Scandi film canon and has already garnered significant praise.
It’s always a great joy to see a film sequel surpass the original and Spider-Man: Far From Home does that on virtually every front.
An outrageous scene involving a soon-to-be-nun spitting out Jesus Christ’s blood did not stop the critically reviled film The Nun (2018) from becoming the highest grossing film within The Conjuring Universe; a film series launched by what is recognised as arguably the best horror movie of this millennia.
Talking about the proverbial script that the studio practically invented with the original Toy Story to ensure the success of a fun-filled family adventure film with heart.
The saying goes that every dog has its day but in the case of Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ The Secret Life of Pets series, they have found themselves a weekend.
If there’s one franchise nobody wanted to be rebooted, it’s Men in Black. After Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones hit pay dirt with the fun sci-fi themed original in 1997, earning a whopping $589 million at the box office, two horrible sequels followed and quickly put an end to the series.
Wild Rose is about big dreams with even bigger collateral damage.
I cried so much in Tolkien that I gave myself a headache and had to go straight home to put myself to bed.
It was always a fair bet that Dark Phoenix would be pretty average, though we still had hope. Sadly, X-Men film fans’ fears have come true.
Some movie tropes need to be thrown in a bin with other outdated, overused tropes and the bin needs to be set on fire.
Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters features some amazing visuals and awesome monster fights, though it isn’t enough to save it from its weak narrative.
If the sight of a Smurf-like Will Smith in the teaser trailers for Aladdin had you shuddering in your boots, you weren’t alone.
And really, that’s all there is to John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. The story is thin and the characters one-dimensional – but it’s a whole lot of fun.
The Realm opens inconspicuously – a man in a suit finishes a phone call while staring out to sea. The camera tracks him as he crosses the sand, walks up the grass to a restaurant, through the back door into the kitchen where he lifts a platter of shrimp and strides into the dining room of the restaurant.