Aquaman (2018) is directed by James Wan and stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, William Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul Mateen II and Tom Curry. This is a *spoiler free* review. Aquaman is lame. Which, for a very long time has been the (unfair) stereotype about this DC character. His costume is […]Read More Aquaman: Swashbuckles, Lost Kingdoms and Red Heads.
This isn’t going to be a regular film review, but a expression of experience with 10 years of hindsight. So it’s been 10 years since the release of the dark knight. Born at the start of what I call “The Golden Age of comic book movies”. I remember the summer of 2008 very well, with […]Read More The Dark Knight: 10 Years Later.
*Spoiler Alert* Avengers: Infinity War (2018) is directed by Joel and Anthony Russo and stars a massive (and I mean massive) cast consisting of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Zoe Saldana and the list goes on and on in what is probably the most ambitious ensemble cast […]Read More Avengers Infinity War: Dread, Dead and a Purple Head.
Black Panther (2018) is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman, Micheal. B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis. It follows Captain America: Civil War (2016) with T’Challa (Boseman) returning to his native home of the technologically advanced and isolated […]Read More Black Panther: It’s Magical, Tragical and Tribal.
Ali (2001) is directed Micheal Mann and stars Will Smith, Jon Voight, Jaime Foxx, Mario Van Peebles and Nona Gaye. It is a Biopic account of the life of legendary boxer Muhammed Ali between the period of 1964-1975. Here’s another one that shot for greatness and unfortunately didn’t quite hit the mark. The last film […]Read More Ali: Banter, Bans and Bouts
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) is directed by Jake Kasvan and stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Bobby Canavale and Nick Jonas. It is a sequel of the 1995 Robin Williams starrer of the same name, about children being transported into a real life video game. The original had a board […]Read More Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle: Clichés, and Not Much Else
*Warning: this film is very explicit, viewer discretion is advised* Straight outta Compton (2015) is directed by F.Gary Gray and stars O’Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, R.Marcos Taylor and Paul Giamatti. The film is based on the true life story of the legendary and controversial hip-hop group NWA and the rise and fall […]Read More Straight Outta Compton: Contracts, Cussing and Controversy
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2018) is written and directed by Rian Johnson, and stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Kelly Marie Tran, and Laura Dern. It is the 8th instalment in the Star Wars Saga. 30+ years, 7 movies and numerous spin offs and Star Wars is […]Read More Star Wars The Last Jedi: Dogma, Dreadnoughts and Discovery *Spoiler Free*
The Message (1976) is directed by Moustapha Akkad and stars Anthony Quinn,Irene Papas,Johnny Sekka,Micheal Ansara and chronicles the life of the Islamic Prophet Muhammed from the early days of Islam until his death in the year 632 CE. Religious epics. Probably the only genre that a film can be hailed as a cinematic masterpiece, horrible […]Read More The Message: Sacred Faces, Holy Spaces and Desert Places.
Justice League (2017) is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller,Ciariàn Hinds, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons and Henry Cavill. This movie is one of those films that you can’t really discuss effectively without spoilers. However, since it only released a day or so ago as of […]Read More Justice League: Promise, Quips and Quick Trips (spoiler free)