Monster Island (2017) Review

Exclusive to Cineworld Cinemas in the UK (although I suspect the bidding wasn’t particularly fierce), “Monster Island” is running in their Movies For Juniors range as a school holiday time waster. When young Lucas transforms into a monster in front of his entire class at the coolest party of the year, he suddenly has a…

Goosebumps (2016) Review

Although I’m aware of the franchise, I was too old for the “Goosebumps” books when they first came out. I earned my reading strips devouring the adventures of The Hardy Boys (the very first book without any pictures I read was “While The Clock Ticked”) and Alfred Hitchcock And The Three Investigators. When I got into…

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) Review

If you’re a little surprised that “Hotel Transylvania” got a sequel you’re not alone. The makers themselves seem a little bit taken aback. Even the title card of the movie itself has the ‘2’ only appearing after the ‘Hotel Transylvania’ has faded from the screen. Like they’re saying, ‘I know, right?’. Picking up from the…

Hercules (2014) Review

Brett Ratner’s Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson-starring “Hercules” is a film in the old school Saturday afternoon matinee style that doesn’t try to pretend to be anything more than it is. It’s a competently made, undemanding action adventure movie with decent special effects and a script full of quips and one-liners, and that’s just fine with…

Godzilla (2014) Review

Hey, look! Spielberg’s back – late 70’s/ early 80’s Spielberg. I thought he was gone forever! Wait, what? You mean he’s not? Well, call him and tell we don’t need him anymore. Director Gareth Edwards’ sophomore effort is visually spectacular, cleverly constructed and expertly paced throwback to the great action adventure films of the 70’s…