Birds of a feather flop together? Not quite: The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Review

The Angry Birds Movie 2 Review

With the game itself fading from the zeitgeist at an ever-increasing rate, this somewhat unexpected sequel to 2016’s first movie sees the Angry Birds launch their bid for cultural immortality by trying to grow beyond its limited roots. As Red and Leonard the pig trade blows in an ongoing prank war, they are unaware of … Continue reading Birds of a feather flop together? Not quite: The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Review

Downsizing (2018) Review

Not the quirky high concept comedy the trailer promises, “Downsizing” instead sets out to suggest that no matter how small you make youself, the big problems – the really big problems – never really go away. Concerned by runaway population growth, Norwegian scientist Dr. Asbjørnsen (Rolf Lassgård) invents an irreversible process which shrinks a person … Continue reading Downsizing (2018) Review

Colossal (2017) Review

*POTENTIAL SPOILERS* It’s been a long time since a movie surprised me as much as “Colossal” did. Won over by the quirky trailer and a crazy but fascinating premise, I was expecting a quirky exploration of the characters exploring their 'inner demons’ in a very external manner. Instead, Nacho Vigalondo’s dark sci-fi fantasy delivered something … Continue reading Colossal (2017) Review

Mother’s Day (2016) Review

A limp and saccharine end to a great career, “Mother’s Day” forms the third and final part of Gary Marshall’s ensemble holiday-themed dramedy trilogy and, despite how bad “Valentine’s Day” was, “Mother’s Day” still finds enough depths to plumb to ensure it adheres to the law of trilogies. In the build-up to Mother’s Day – … Continue reading Mother’s Day (2016) Review

The Angry Birds Movie (2016) Review

Since it was launched in 2009, the Angry Birds game has been downloaded over a billion times. It’s had numerous spin-offs and tie-in merchandise and now it’s got its own movie. If you’ve ever played the game, you’ll know the feeling when you’ve got your shot lined up (or so you think) only for your … Continue reading The Angry Birds Movie (2016) Review

Drinking Buddies (2013) Review

"Drinking Buddies" is a modest slice-of-life indie film that boasts a disproportionately starry cast and may draw in more than a few people expecting big laughs and high concept comedy. However, this largely improvised story of the life and loves of a pair of brewery workers and their partners is unlikely to do more than … Continue reading Drinking Buddies (2013) Review

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011) Review

There are some films where you can clearly detect the studio production meetings in the finished product. “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy” is such a movie. Originally intended as a vehicle for Vince Vaughan, leading man duties eventually fell to Jason Sudeikis. Arguably, that could be considered an improvement but with the rest of the … Continue reading A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011) Review

We’re The Millers (2013) Review

“We’re The Millers” is an old fashioned road movie with a liberal sprinkling of modern comedy sensibilities. For a film so prominently featuring drugs, sex and money it’s actually quite sweet and innocent. Yes, there are risqué moments and a few coarse jokes, but it’s pretty vanilla when it comes to really pushing boundaries although … Continue reading We’re The Millers (2013) Review

Movie 43 (2013) Review

Apparently ten years in the making, “Movie 43” is what I suspect Forrest Gump’s mother would have described as being like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get. I always felt sorry for that woman – with everything she had to endure in her life, nobody ever took the time … Continue reading Movie 43 (2013) Review