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 – Five Graves To Cairo

Five Graves To Cairo US (1943) Dir. Billy Wilder The Germans got everywhere during World War II, despite most films on this subject concentrating on their European occupation, for instance, the desert campaigns that took in Africa. Fear not, British were on hand to thwart this global takeover bid, first taking out the German’s allies … Continue reading Movie Review – Five Graves To Cairo

Movie Review – The Last Warning

The Last Warning US (1928) Dir. Paul Leni You don’t want to upset the dead, It’s a lesson we all learn when we‘re young but some people just never learn. Should you get a message from the other side, ignore it at your peril, and be prepared to suffer the consequences if you do. During … Continue reading Movie Review – The Last Warning

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

Movie Review – Sound Of Metal

Sound Of Metal (Cert 15) Digital/VOD (Distributor: Amazon Prime) Running Time: 120 minutes approx. Release Date – April 12th We all have things in life that we takes for granted and as the old saying goes, “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”. Top of that list would our well-being, to wit - … Continue reading Movie Review – Sound Of Metal

Movie Review – Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984 (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Warner Bros.) Running Time: 151 minutes approx. Release Date – March 22nd A bit of pointless trivia to start this review: I was going to see this film in the cinema when it was released last December, but the night before, the government announced a second … Continue reading Movie Review – Wonder Woman 1984

Movie Review – Robot Monster

Robot Monster US (1953) Dir. Phil Tucker You’ve heard the expression “so bad it’s good”. Well, it doesn’t always work out that way and some things just can’t erase the negative stigma surrounding them. Films are a prime example of this, with many celluloid efforts bestowed a reputation for being god awful deserving of their … Continue reading Movie Review – Robot Monster

Movie Review – Bill & Ted Face The Music

Bill & Ted Face The Music US (2020) Dir. Dean Parisot Sometimes, one has an idea that sounds good in theory but inherent problems suggest it maybe it should stay an idea and not put into action. For example, there is making a belated sequel to a film franchise that was very much of its … Continue reading Movie Review – Bill & Ted Face The Music

House By The River

House By The River US (1950) Dir. Fritz Lang Brotherly love. You often hear men in a band, sports team, or entertainment double act proclaim their friendship with another man to be “closer than brothers”. Whilst this might be true that this is a measuring stick of male bonding, as we have seen this isn’t … Continue reading House By The River

The Killing

The Killing US (1956) Dir. Stanley Kubrick “I love it when a plan comes together” The popular catchphrase of Hannibal Smith from the The A-Team was usually uttered to mark the success of another adventure. It was in the planning. If you don’t have that then what do you have? Ex-con Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) … Continue reading The Killing