Movie Review – Raya And The Last Dragon

Raya And The Last Dragon US (2021) Dirs. Don Hall & Carlos López Estrada United Kingdom, United Nations, United Sates of America, United Arab Emirates, Leeds United, Manchester United, etc. None of them are actually united at all and never will be for many reasons, making a mockery of the word “united”. Only in cinema … Continue reading Movie Review – Raya And The Last Dragon

Movie Review – I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps)

I Lost My Body (J'ai perdu mon corps) France (2019) Dir. Jérémy Clapin I’m sure you are familiar with the classic line from Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest from Lady Bracknell when she says to Jack Worthing about how losing one parent “may be regarded as misfortune. To lose both can be regarded … Continue reading Movie Review – I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps)

Movie Review – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part US (2019) Dir. Mike Mitchell Having expanded on the Lego franchise with a successful film in 2014, instead of a direct sequel, the universe branched off to focus on individual characters, like with the witty and action packed Lego Batman Movie, and the largely forgotten flop Lego Ninjago … Continue reading Movie Review – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Movie Review – Soul

Soul US (2020) Dirs. Pete Docter & Kemp Powers What is your purpose in life? Is it a talent, a person, a hobby, a calling? Some people go through life without any real direction, following the school, job, marry, kids, retirement, and death pattern and nothing to show for it at the end. Are they … Continue reading Movie Review – Soul

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Boku no Hīrō Akademia Za Mūbī: Hīrōzu: Raijingu) Movie Review

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Boku no Hīrō Akademia Za Mūbī: Hīrōzu: Raijingu) Japan (2019) Dir. Kenji Nagasaki It’s spin off movie time for the popular shonen fantasy My Hero Academia, the second in fact, following on from 2018’s Two Heroes, though it is reported it will be the last feature length adjunct for this … Continue reading My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Boku no Hīrō Akademia Za Mūbī: Hīrōzu: Raijingu) Movie Review

Onward

Onward US (2020) Dir. Dan Scanlon Growing up without a parent is hard enough when you knew them for a short while but worse if you didn’t get a chance to know them at all. Obviously, if you did get a chance to meet your deceased parent you’d take it, even if it meant dabbling … Continue reading Onward

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3 US (2017) Dirs. Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda The folks at Illumination are determined to make Despicable Me into a major franchise having already two films and a spin-off for the scene-stealing Minions, which I’ve not seen but is said to be a bit poor. However, Minions took over a billion dollars … Continue reading Despicable Me 3

The Secret Life Of Pets 2

The Secret Life Of Pets 2 US (2019) Dirs. Chris Renaud & Jonathan Del Val Once you have a hit film, a sequel is inevitable and this is the case with The Secret Life Of Pets, a fun modern take on the perennial cute animated animals trope. It is concept that proved fertile first time … Continue reading The Secret Life Of Pets 2

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4 US (2019) Dir. Josh Cooley One of the most successful animated franchises of the last twenty-five years came to an end with Toy Story 3 in 2010 - or so we thought. Hollywood just can’t help itself if there is a dollar to be made thus Toy Story was revived for new … Continue reading Toy Story 4

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse US (2018) Dirs. Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman “You know the rest” This phrase is used many times throughout this film yet more often than not, I personally didn’t know what “the rest” was, as I don’t read comic books and back in the days when I did, the … Continue reading Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse