The Mummy

The Mummy is the first movie in a new franchise series from Universal that steps back to the original from 1999 and re-writes the storyline and characters rather than being written as either a sequel or prequel.   To some this will be confusing or will be compared to the original, but if you view…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The latest instalment of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has achieved that rare feat of being even better than the first.  The original instalment was a huge hit and Vol. 2 is set to be even better. Set two-to-three months after the first film, the Guardians travel throughout the cosmos and struggle to…

The Great Wall in cinemas today

The Great Wall tells the story of an ancient Chinese legend about a mythical band of flesh-eating beasts known as the Taotie. Every 60 years these lizard-like monsters with vicious claws and rows of jagged teeth, descend en masse from the mountains in the north to feed on their human enemy.  All that has stopped…

Split film

Split is a welcomed return to form from director M. Night Shyamalan, whose new mind-bending psychological thriller is a worthy extension of his early work. The film follows the story of Kevin (James McAvoy), a psychiatric patient afflicted with dissociative identity disorder, opening with one of McAvoy’s personas kidnapping three teenage girls after a high-school…

Manchester by the Sea

Directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea is a shattering yet graceful storyof loss, grief, and the complexity of forgivenessβ€”not just forgiving other people who’ve caused you pain, but forgiving yourself for inflicting pain on others.  After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn…

Watch Monster Trucks this school holidays

Monster Trucks is the latest Nickelodeon hybrid Computer-Generated Animated movie that provides a mix of live action with CG animation into a high-octane teen and pre-teen movie. Directed by Chris Wedge who is known for his animated movies, this story is about a teen named Tripp (played by Lucas Till) who is looking for any…

Silence

Martin Scorsese wrote his first script for Silence almost 30 years ago and he has finally made a film that is intense, wonderfully acted and displays beautiful cinematography. In mid to late1600s in Japan, Jesuit priest Father Ferreira (played by Liam Neeson) has been captured by a man known as the Inquisitor for introducing Japanese…