American Ultra (2015)

American Ultra is an action-comedy, but more accurately a stoner-action-comedy, about stoner Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) who works at a convenience store in a small town and lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart). Mike was formerly in the CIA part of a special program and has forgotten everything about it. When the project is…

Ant-Man (2015)

An unknown hero with seemingly uninspiring superpowers, a ten year wait from development to release and a changing of director just months before filming was to commence. With everything going against it, Ant-Man looked like the movie which would become Marvel Studios first major misstep. However a intriguing story, an energetic cast and a smaller…

San Andreas (2015)

San Andreas is an action thriller about the east coast of America being hit by a devastating earthquake. This movie is almost exactly what you think it will be. There’s a certain recipe all these disaster movies follows. One expects a great level of cheese, heavy on the CGI and many moments of convenience and…

Ex Machina (2015)

A thriller at the heart of the film embodied in science-fiction with the exploration of artificial intelligence and humanity. It is written by Alex Garland and makes way for his directing debut. I thought this was a fantastic film with tension and a build-up that leaves you gasping for more. The plot follow Caleb, a…

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Kingsman is much more than your average comic book based movie. You are probably reading this to help you decide if you should watch it or not, so I’ll cut straight to the point. You should. And here’s why. Directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman bears more similarity to Kick-ass rather than X-Men; violence and gore…

The Imitation Game (2014)

The Imitation Game is set over the course of World War II and follows the life of Alan Turing, a mathematician played by Benedict Cumberbatch, hired by British Intelligence to crack Nazi Codes. More specifically, the Enigma Code. A code referred to as uncrackable because of its daily algorithm changes which means they only have…

Taken 3 (2014) – Josh.T

Liam Neeson runs weird and slow + Shaky cam to cover it = Not fooling anyone Taken 3 follows ex-special forces Brian Mills (Liam Neeson) for one more ride. When a danger looms over his family, Brian is forced to take action and go to extreme measures to protect his family.  This time Brian Mills is…

Big Hero 6 (2014) – Josh.T

Big Hero 6 is set in a futuristic city called San Fransokyo, a Tokyo-San Francisco hybrid. A genius kid named Hiro is great with tech/robotics and uses his talents for illegal robot fighting. With a little encouragement from his older brother, Tadashi, Hiro decides to apply to a college after visiting Tadashi’s lab and meeting…

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (2014) – Josh.T

This is the third and final instalment of The Hobbit and possibly the last we will see of Peter Jackson’s Middle-Earth; that is until a reboot kicks in. Battle of the Five Armies picks up where we left off in The Desolation of Smaug (2013). SPOILERS AHEAD Smaug the dragon has awoken and was heading…

Begin Again (2014) – Josh.T

Begin Again is a heart-felt comedy drama about a struggling music producer who immediately is captured by a young English woman’s music. John Carney, the writer who brought us Once (2006) comes another beautiful story about two people finding each other to bring redemption and healing in each other’s lives through music. Mark Ruffalo plays…

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) – Josh.T

A Dame To Kill For follows one of Frank Miller’s graphic novels in the Sin City series. It takes us on another adventure into the lives of unique characters in this broken down city. Some familiar and some new faces. One thing you will notice straight away is the amazing look of this fictional world….

Nightcrawler (2014) – Josh.T

Nightcrawler is a suspense-thriller movie diving into the news media’s desperation for a great story and for the best footage caught on tape. It is a very interesting story, but I will note this movie will not be for everyone. The movie sets in a grungy not-so-pleasant Los Angeles. Louis Bloom is a street rat…

Let’s Be Cops (2014) – Josh.T

Let’s Be Cops is an almost buddy cop movie. I say ‘almost’ because they are your regular joes who thought it would be fun to pretend to be cops. After watching the trailer, the concept seemed funny enough and at the same time completely predictable. So my expectations were quite tamed. Unfortunately, I left the…

Interstellar (2014) – Grace.C

Interstellar is a physical, metaphysical and emotional journey of a movie. There has already been a great deal of hype about this epic sci-fi romp directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Matt Damon and Topher Grace (forever That 70’s Show kid to me). I went into the cinema…

Best & Worst: Adam Sandler Movies

Adam Sandler has made a lot of movies, most of them comedy, and had us laughing for hours. He has had some great films, but let’s face it… he’s also had more than a few stinkers. We would like to share our top and bottom picks. He’s so recognisable now, that we believe, he has…

Fury (2014) – Grace.C

Fury is part action-adventure movie with tanks, and part anti-war movie that depicts the horrors of World War II. The first thing you’ll notice about this movie is that it is very quiet. There is no booming soundtrack to buoy us into an emotional high as we watch bullets flying across the screen. Instead, we…

Interstellar (2014) – Josh.T

In an interview Christopher Nolan said He was set out to accomplish a movie that will take the audience on a journey through the universe and what a exciting journey it was. The Nolan brother’s story is about a nearby future Earth that is dying and is running out of food source. Their solution is to…

This Is Where I Leave You (2014) – Josh.T

A comedy-drama with an all-star cast that provides laughs and delivers on heart-felt moments. There are big names such as Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne and Timothy Olyphant. This film is about the Altman family grieving the loss of their father. The father’s dying wish was for the family to…

John Wick (2014) – Kamen.L

John Wick is a lot of fun. It’s the best action film of the year, and though I debate whether it’s Keanu Reeves’ best film since the Matrix, it’s definitely the most physically demanding role for the actor since Neo. At 50, the man’s physicality and impressive dedication to sell believability in his fight scenes…

It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) – Josh

Craig Gilmer, age 16, is going through depression and begins having suicidal thoughts. Worried he might hurt someone or himself, he admits himself into a hospital for psychiatric care. While on his stay he meets a bunch of new friends, odd and quirky characters. Including Bobby, played by Zach Galafianakis, and his new love interest…