Looking at the ingredients, “The Heat” looks like a recipe for success. It has a talented cast, a good director and a unique selling point. It’s unfortunate, then, that the execution fails to make the most of the resources available and ends up flat, irritating and occasionally boring. The plot deals with uptight, by-the-book FBI ..
Adapted from the DC Vertigo comic book series, The Kitchen is unlikely to be the gritty, grounded comic book adaptation everyone is going to be talking about this year but at least nobody is getting all histrionic about the possibility of downtrodden housewives rising up and taking over their husbands’ businesses after seeing this movie. ..
If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, it’s probably Pokémon Go, not Ghostbusters (2016)
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 movie fandom in a way that makes the sectarian DC/ Marvel schism look like a ..
Much like “Raiders Of The Lost Ark” was for Spielberg, “Spy” is Paul Feig’s take on a Bond movie, based on the not unreasonable supposition that ‘they’d never let him direct one’. After seeing this, though, they just might. When the CIA’s top agents identities are compromised during an operating to recover a rogue nuclear ..
In a world where supervillains are commonplace, two estranged childhood best friends reunite after one devises a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city but in a world of portentous and pretension movie criticism, is there even room for a movie like THUNDER FORCE? Netflix’s latest original movie doesn’t have anything particularly original ..
Powered by a heartfelt and deeply human central performance from Melissa McCarthy and enlivened by a gregariously louche turn from Richard E Grant, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME delivers a plaintive plea for clemency on behalf of the embittered, the flawed and the dismissed. There’s not much to like about author Lee Israel (McCarthy). She’s ..
For a shameless Tesla commercial masquerading as a movie featuring James Corden as a civilisation-threatening super-powerful A.I., “Superintelligence” isn’t anywhere near as bad as you may be expecting. Starring Melissa McCarthy and Bobby Cannavale, it’s a cinematic curiosity which seems almost deliberately designed to be cross-compatible with any genre you might want to apply to ..