Ted 2 (2015) Review

Ted 2 (2015) Review

If the main duty of a sequel is to provide the audience with more of what they enjoyed the first time round, then “Ted 2” succeeds admirably. Crammed with the sophomoric, scatological and scattergun humour that is Seth MacFarlane’s calling card, if you liked the first one, you’ll probably enjoy this one too…just maybe not ..

All The Money In The World (2018) Review

All The Money In The World (2018) Review

It’s been almost impossible to avoid the publicity surrounding Ridley Scott’s polished-to-a-dull-sheen biographical crime drama “All The Money In The World” thanks to the scandal which engulfed its would-be star after allegations of his sexual predation came to light and Scott’s swift decision to excise the actor from the movie and reshoot all of his ..

Mile 22 (2018) Review

Mile 22 (2018) Review

“Mile 22” is a movie every bit as toxically moronic, tone-deaf and self-flagellating as a daily schedule which starts the day at 2:30am for literally no good reason. It’s a hateful, ignorant and needlessly, excessively profane geopolitical cartoon scrawled in crayon on the bathroom stall of cinema; a Neanderthal cave painting, rendered in excrement. When ..

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 ..

About The Last Knight (2017)… Transformers 5 Review

About The Last Knight (2017)… Transformers 5 Review

Have you checked your kitchen recently? Chances are the sink might be missing, stolen by Michael Bay to throw into his latest robots-in-disguise extravaganza “Transformers: The Last Knight”. It’s no secret that Paramount Pictures have assembled a writer’s room to spin their Hasbro franchise into an expansive shared universe but “The Last Knight” suggests they ..

2 Guns (2013) Review

2 Guns (2013) Review

Despite its very modern sensibilities and a tightly woven plot which piles double-cross upon double-cross in an accelerating game of bait and switch, there’s something refreshingly old-school about “2 Guns”. There’s an easy chemistry between lead actors Denzel Washington and Mark Walberg which powers this lean action comedy and keeps it motoring along through its ..

Uncharted (2022) Review

Uncharted (2022) Review

Uncharted is okay for a speed run but you’re unlikely to play it again and again In the interests of full disclosure, I’ll admit that I haven’t played any of the UNCHARTED games. Not one. In fact, the only reason I was able to recognise some of the nods to the source material was from ..

Apparently, Warner Bros has learned nothing from the DCEU debacle. Scoob! (2020) Review

Apparently, Warner Bros has learned nothing from the DCEU debacle. Scoob! (2020) Review

With an opening that feels like a separate, unrelated short rather than the beginning of a coherent story, not since Han solo’s ham-fisted nomenclature scene has the origin of a character’s name been no unnecessarily or stupidly brought to screen. Quite why Warners figured we needed ‘Scooby Begins’ is anyone guess but here we are. ..

Pain & Gain (2013) Review

Pain & Gain (2013) Review

The last Michael Bay film I watched was 2011’s bloated, incoherent toy commercial “Transformers: Dark Of The Moon” – a film that sticks in my memory only for Bay’s ability to plumb new depths of unlikeability from perennially offputting ‘star’ Shia LaBeouf. Having seen how poorly he used  $200 million, I was curious to see ..