Despicable Me 3 (2017) Review

Despicable Me 3 (2017) Review

With the high point of “Minions” being Gru’s brief cameo at the end, “Despicable Me 3” offers the franchise a chance to get back to what works best: the adventures of the formerly despicable Gru. Then again, this is the third instalment of a trilogy, so, you know… When Gru (Steve Carrell) and Lucy (Kirsten ..

Despicable Me 2 (2013) Review

Despicable Me 2 (2013) Review

Back in 2010, two new animated features made their debut (and their pitch for franchise glory). One was the star-loaded DreamWorks film “Megamind” boasting Brad Pitt, Will Ferrell , Tina Fey and Jonah Hill, the other a more eclectically cast feature from fledgeling studio Illumination Entertainment. Both dealt with the concept of a supervillain finding ..

Ghostbusters (2016) Review

Ghostbusters (2016) Review

If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, it’s probably Pokémon Go, not the new Ghostbusters I don’t know if you’ve heard, but they’ve remade “Ghostbusters” with an entirely new cast? It’s been pretty low-key and uncontroversial with almost no internet chatter around it so it might have slipped past you. Jokes. It’s been everywhere, dividing ..

It’s fitting that Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) arrives in cinemas and home streaming in December because it’s both joyful and triumphant.

It’s fitting that Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) arrives in cinemas and home streaming in December because it’s both joyful and triumphant.

There’s something fitting about Gal Gadot’s second solo outing finally making its debut during the festive season (theatrically or otherwise) because the opening of “Wonder Woman 1984” is both joyful and triumphant. We start with a flashback to Paradise Island where young Diana (Lily Aspell – who absolutely needs her own spin-off prequel movie/ series) ..

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) Review

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) Review

I’ve never been a huge fan of Ben Stiller. Of course, I’ve enjoyed films he’s been in, and even films he’s headlined. “Zoolander”, “Dodgeball”, “Mystery Men”, “Tropic Thunder” and “Starsky & Hutch” are all fun and enjoyable movies, but I just can’t warm to the guy. He’s also one quarter of the least appealing voice ..

Downsizing (2018) 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 ..

Despicable Me 4 (2024) Review

Despicable Me 4 (2024) Review

Bit by bit, Despicable Me 4 amuses After the side quests trying in vain to propel the minions from sidekicks to leads, Despicable Me 4 brings back our favourite ex-villain Gru and family for another colourful, anarchic romp that delivers plenty of laugh out loud moments of fun. When his old school rival escapes from ..

Sausage Party (2016) Review

You know those hilarious conversations when you’re shooting the shit with your friends, high or drunk or whatever? Now, imagine someone made an animated movie based on them. Welcome to “Sausage Party”. In a world where food has consciousness, all they ever want is to be chosen and taken to ‘the great beyond’. But when ..

Matt Damon should be everybody’s favourite Martian. The Martian (2015) Review

Matt Damon should be everybody’s favourite Martian. The Martian (2015) Review

There comes a point in “The Martian” where you have to start reminding yourself that it’s just a movie and that this stuff hasn’t really happened. The film will inevitably draw comparisons with “Interstellar” but it shares more of its dramatic DNA with 1995’s “Apollo 13”, such is the air of authenticity and plausibility Ridley ..