Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Review

Just in time for the phrase to become politically loaded and potentially tarnished, “Independence Day” returns to cinemas with a sequel two decades in the making. As Earth prepares to celebrate 20 years since the last alien invasion, it falls to current President Lanford (Sela Ward) to reset the counter because – whoops, apocalypse – … Continue reading Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Review

Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) Review

I can’t think of another sequel that shits so thoroughly over the original like this since “Highlander 2: The Quickening”. Gone is the poetic mystery and ethereal majesty of the original and in its place is a ham-fisted metaphor for the war on terror which plays out like a SyFy original movie cobbled together from … Continue reading Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) Review

Doctor Who: Last Christmas (S8E13) Review

*SPOILERS* A festive special which is unlikely to reconvert any of those who checked out during the last season, “Last Christmas” still offered us a rich and fruity plum pudding of entertainment, perfect for a Christmas Day tea time. There wasn’t, to be honest, a lot of originality in this year’s Christmas special but at … Continue reading Doctor Who: Last Christmas (S8E13) Review

Doctor Who: Flatline (S8E09) Review

*SPOILERS* After a solid run of three really good episodes, I was ready for a bit of slide this week, especially when I read the synopsis saying that with the Doctor out of action, Clara has to become the Doctor. After all the complaining I've done about the series being too Clara-centric, how was I … Continue reading Doctor Who: Flatline (S8E09) Review

Earth To Echo (2014) Review

Shot in the ‘found footage’ style, this is no tweenage “Blair Witch Project” and it would be more appropriate to call it a ‘selfie movie’ as the main characters themselves do the filming and are hyper aware of the camera. Liberally borrowing from cherished classics such as “The Goonies”, “Flight Of The Navigator”, “Batteries Not … Continue reading Earth To Echo (2014) Review

Under The Skin (2014) Review

From the moment the film begins with a discordant flurry of violins accompanying disturbingly abstract imagery, it's clear that Director Jonathan Glazer doesn't want "Under The Skin" to be a comfortable viewing experience. It tells the story of an alien (Scarlett Johansson) who arrives on Earth and assumes the identity of a young woman  in order to … Continue reading Under The Skin (2014) Review