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Bluray Review: “Donnie Darko” (2001)

“Donnie Darko” (2001) Directed by: Richard Kelly Featuring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore, Noah Wylie, Mary McDonnell Donnie: “Why are you wearing that stupid bunny suit?” Frank: “Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?” This week sees the release of the 15th anniversary bluray of “Donnie Darko”, a film that has, like so many others has […]

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Review: “Bad Moms” (2016)

“Bad Moms ” (2016) Running Time: 100 minutes Director: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore Featuring: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Annie Momolo Amy: “We all work too damn hard trying to make our kids’ lives amazing and magical. Their lives already are amazing and magical. Let’s be bad moms!” The new film “Bad Moms” […]

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Review: “War Dogs” (2016)

“War Dogs” (2016) Running Time: 114 minutes Director: Todd Phillips Featuring: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Kevin Pollak, Bradley Cooper David Packouz: [voice over] “My name is David Packouz. I’m twenty-two years old and I’m an international arms dealer. Six months ago I was a massage therapist in Miami Beach, and now here I was with my best friend from junior […]

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Film Review: “The Purge: Election Day” (2016)

“The Purge: Election Year” (2016) Running Time: 105 minutes Director: James DeMonaco Featuring: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Terry Serpico, Kyle Secor PSA: “Blessed be our New Founding Fathers for letting us Purge and cleanse our souls. Blessed be America, a nation reborn.” This film could not have been timed more appropriately with the Presidential elections starting to ramp […]

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Film Review: “Suicide Squad” (2016)

“Suicide Squad” (2016) Running Time: 130 minutes Director: David Ayer Featuring: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Common, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman Rick Flagg: “Seriously, what the hell is wrong with you people.” Harley Quinn: “I can be known to be quite vexing.” After what seems like an eternity “Suicide Squad” (2016) is released into theatres this week […]

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Film Review:”Jason Bourne” (2016)

“Jason Bourne” (2016) Running Time: 117 minutes Director: Paul Greengrass Featuring: Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles, Riz Ahmed CIA Director Robert Dewey: “Why would he come back now?” Good question! And the answer is believable – kind of… After nine years Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon finally reteam for another Bourne movie, that asks […]

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Film Review: “Lights Out” (2016)

“Lights Out” (2016) Running Time: 81 minutes Director: David F. Sandberg Featuring: Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello, Gabriel Bateman, Billy Burke, Alexander DiPersia Martin: “I’ve been sleeping with the lights on. Every time I turn them off there’s this woman, she doesn’t like the light.” Its refreshing going to the movies and seeing a horror film that is not a sequel, a […]

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DVD Review: “45 Years” (2016)

“45 years” (2016) Running Time: 95 minutes Director: Andrew Haigh Featuring: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, and Geraldine James Kate Mercer: “Its funny how you forget the things in life that make you happy.” This is the kind of adult drama that is becoming a rare commodity in the film world; it shares nothing but DNA with the modern day movie, […]

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DVD Review: “Law & Order: UK” Series 3 & 4

“Law and Order: UK” – Series 3 & 4 Running Time: 630 minutes approximately Featuring: Bradley Walsh, Harriet Walker, Ben Daniels, Bll Paterson, Jamie Bamber, Freema Agyeman, Opening: “In the Criminal Justice System the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime and the District Attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their […]

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Film Review: “Star Trek Beyond” (2016)

“Star Trek Beyond” (2016) Running Time: 122 minutes Featuring: Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Sofia Boutella Bones: “You spent all this time trying to be your father, and now you’re wondering just what it means to be you.” Depending on which way you count them this is either the […]

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Review: “Sing Street” (2016)

“Sing Street” (2016) Running Time: 106 minutes Director: John Carney Featuring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aiden Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor, Lucy Boynton Brendan: No girl can ever truly love a man who listens to Phil Collins. Inspired by semi-autobiographical experiences of the director John Carney “Sing Street” is possibly his best and most ambitious film to date, and narratively his […]

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Review: “The Legend of Tarzan” (2016)

“The Legend of Tarzan” (2016) Running Time: 109 minutes Director: David Yates Featuring: Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Djimon Honsou, Jim Broadbent Jane: He is no normal man. He was thought to be an evil spirit, a ghost in the trees. No man has ever started with less. Back in the day TVNZ used to re-run […]

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Blu-ray Review: “Tale of Tales” (2015)

Tale of Tales (2015) Running Time: 133 minutes Director: Matteo Garrone Featuring: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, From Matteo Garrone the acclaimed director of 2008s “Gomorrah” comes this collection of magical stories based around some albeit obscure Italian fairytales, that will leave you awash with stylistic flourishes not seen too much in modern day […]

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Blu-ray Review: The Cronenberg Collection

David Cronenberg Collection This newly released box set includes three horror movies films from director David Cronenberg. Presented in this box set are three of his earliest films Shivers (1975), Rabid (1977) and The Dead Zone (1983). The first two films are in fact the directors first two full length films made in Canada, and were made with a government tax […]

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Blu-ray Review: “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (1998)

“Fear and Loathing Las Vegas” (1998) Running Time: 118 minutes Directed by: Terry Gilliam Featuring: Johnny Depp. Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Gary Busey, Katherine Helmond, Michael Jeter, Mark Harmon, Craig Bierko Raoul Duke: Lets get down to brass tacks. How much for the ape? This month sees the release on Blu-ray of the Terry Gilliam, 1998 film “Fear and […]