Fast & Furious 8 (2017) Review

Fast & Furious 8 (2017) Review

The Fast & Furious franchise continues to surprise and delight in equal measure as it resumes its metamorphosis into a Saturday morning cartoon brought to lavish live-action life. When his honeymoon is interrupted by the appearance of the notorious cybercriminal Cypher (Charlize Theron), Dominic Torreto (Vin Diesel) finds himself blackmailed into betraying his team and ..

Sky High (2005) Kurt Russell Blogathon Review

Sky High (2005) Kurt Russell Blogathon Review

This post is published as part of Realweegiemidget Reviews and Return To The 80s‘ Kurt Russell Blogathon. “Sky High” was released in 2005, when the superhero movie boom was beginning to look like a flash in the pan. The output had turned mediocre (“The Fantastic Four”, “Constantine”*) to poor (“Elektra”, “Son Of The Mask”). “Batman ..

Big Trouble In Little China (1986) Review

Big Trouble In Little China (1986) Review

Big Trouble In Little China: A Cult Classic that packs a punch In the grand pantheon of cinematic myhtology, there are movies that define genres – and then there’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, a film that decides genre boundaries are mere suggestions. Directed by maestro of the macabre, John Carpenter, it’s an unabashed, high-octane ..

The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Review

The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Review

So cheesy and corny it’s almost the movie equivalent of cinema nachos, “The Christmas Chronicles” is a good old-fashioned magical Christmas fable, the kind it feels like they don’t make any more. Luckily, it has Kurt Russell to add some jalapeno heat to proceedings. When Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy (Judah Lewis) catch sight of ..

Deepwater Horizon (2016) feels like a film that’s missing its third act.

Deepwater Horizon (2016) feels like a film that’s missing its third act.

If there were such a thing as a ‘True Story’ shared cinematic universe (okay, I guess technically there is), the authorities of that universe would no doubt be monitoring Mark Wahlberg very closely indeed. His presence at the sites of natural disasters or terrorist attacks is becoming so common, he’s almost the Stan Lee of ..

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Review

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Review

Family and feelings power up the frenetic and fun Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 The weight of expectation resting on the follow-up to 2014’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy” is a testament to just how spectacularly Marvel’s big gamble paid off. But like “Avengers Assemble” before it, the challenge of following up a nearly flawless ..

Craggus’ Countdown To Infinity: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (2017)

Craggus’ Countdown To Infinity: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (2017)

After a spot of mischievous larceny by Rocket angers their most recent client, Ayesha, High Priestess of The Sovereign People, the Guardians find themselves fleeing from the Sovereign fleet and crash-land on a nearby planet thanks to Star-Lord and Rocket’s squabbling. But their argument is interrupted by the arrival of another ship, piloted by Ego ..

The Hateful Eight (2016) Review

The Hateful Eight (2016) Review

There’s no sign of Quentin Tarantino stepping outside his comfort zone for his eighth motion picture, “The Hateful Eight”. Instead, this is Tarantino firmly in his wheelhouse, at the height of his powers and gleefully indulging his every cinematic whim. When bounty hunter John ‘The Hangman’ Ruth (Kurt Russell) is forced to shelter from a ..