Tag: Movie Review

  • 5 reasons why you need to watch Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople is now available both on Netflix and Amazon. So I thought it would be a good time to encourage everyone to make time to watch this wonderful film. It’s brilliantly directed by Taika Waititi Taika Waititi was the man behind the hilarious What We Do In The Shadows (reviewed here). As […]

  • What We Do in the Shadows – Film Review

    This week’s random Netflix film review is What We Do in the Shadows, a black comedy about a group of vampires house sharing in New Zealand. When I finished watching Black Sheep a few years ago, I was pretty sure that that film would be the best New Zealand made black horror/comedy I would ever […]

  • Stuck in Love – film review

    I’m always wary of any film where the protagonist is a male writer. I’m doubly wary when thier main love rival is an unthinking jock. These films tend to fall into the trap of navel gazing and of making their leads a little too clever or too sensitive for an audience to relate to. Stuck […]

  • The Conspiracy – Film Review

    The Conspiracy is a horror story using the fake documentary style popularised by The Blair Witch Project. If you are a conspiracy fan, or are willing to suspend both disbelief and credulity, then this unusual horror may be for you. The Conspiracy follows documentarians Aaron Poole and Jim Gilbert (played by actors of the same […]

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    Scrooged Christmas Film

    Why Scrooged is the perfect Christmas movie

    Every year watching Scrooged makes it finally feel like Christmas for me, even more so than having to lug a massive tree into the house only to have the dog wee on it. For those of you who don’t already know; Scrooged sees Bill Murray play Frank Cross. Frank is the career obsessed head of […]

  • The Machine Review

    The Machine – film review

    The Machine is a British science fiction film, currently on Netflix, directed by Caradog James and starring Toby Stephens and Caity Lotz. The film takes place in a world where the West is in the middle of a cold war with China, and Britain, through Stephen’s character Vincent McCarthy, is leading the way in cybernetics. […]

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    Zombieland – Film review

    Zombieland is up there with Sean of the Dead when it comes to zombie comedy. It’s funny, gross, scary and zany but above all has a well written script, a tight plot and some good performances. There will be better films on Netflix than this, but not that many. The protagonist, known only as Columbus, […]

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy – film review

    Two things you should know about Guardians of the Galaxy. One; it’s ridiculous, and two; I can’t wait to see it again. Based on a lesser known branch of the Marvel family tree, Guardians of the Galaxy came to our screens on the back of a hard to believe amount of publicity for some pretty obscure […]

  • Dawn of Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – review

    The previous Planet of the Apes movie ended with the apes escaping across the Golden Gate Bridge as a plague, caused by laughably inept laboratory safety precautions, swept the globe. We re-join the story around ten years later, with human society in ruins and the apes having built a  proto society out in the woods. […]

  • How to be a man Movie review

    How to Be a Man – movie review

    How to be a Man is a black comedy that kicks you right right in the shin, in a good way. This is also the type of film Netflix was made for; you may not have heard of it, you probably wouldn’t pay for it, but it’s worth watching on Netflix. I hope I never […]