Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Review

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Review

Over the past few years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become something of a powerhouse, and with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy as their tenth feature film, it doesn’t look as if it will slow down any time soon. Being one of my most anticipated films of the year, it had such a … Continue reading

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Review

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Review

Nowadays it is often lamented that there are hardly any original films, with most of them being part of some expanding franchise. And this isn’t a bad thing when it’s done well, but it is nice to see something a little different for once. Granted, Edge of Tomorrow is adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel All … Continue reading

Fargo (1996) Review

Fargo (1996) Review

One of Hollywood’s common trends is to adapt almost anything into a film, which includes popular TV series. Recently, however, this trend has been reversed, to mixed results. Yet one of the most outstanding examples of this is FX’s Fargo, inspired by the Coen brothers’ 1996 film of the same name. After being pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014) Review

X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014) Review

To say X-Men: Days of Future Past has been one of the most anticipated films this year is an understatement. The last truly decent X-Men film we had was way back in 2011 with First Class, with last year’s average The Wolverine tiding us over until now . And the less said about The Last … Continue reading

The Wolverine (2013) Review… Kind of…

The Wolverine (2013) Review… Kind of…

Hi everyone! I know that it’s been a while since I last posted on here due to exams and work, but now they’re out of the way, I’m happy to announce that the review schedule should be back to normal. And to celebrate, I have written a guest review of The Wolverine for Zoë over at The … Continue reading

300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Review

300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Review

When it comes to sequels, it’s debateable whether or not they’re a good thing. Arguably, some are better than their predecessors, but for every Dark Knight, Empire Strikes Back and Terminator 2, there are countless others that pale in comparison with the original and are deemed as a little unnecessary. 300: Rise of an Empire … Continue reading

The Wolf of Wall Street (2014) Review

The Wolf of Wall Street (2014) Review

In spite of the current economic climate, greed and wealth are things that drive us. And according to another famous film set in Wall Street, greed, for want of a better word, is good. But in spite of its trappings, The Wolf of Wall Street points out that this isn’t all that it’s meant to … Continue reading

The LEGO Movie (2014) Review

The LEGO Movie (2014) Review

Following in the successful footsteps of Toy Story and Wreck-It Ralph, The LEGO Movie brings us an animated adventure in a world made of the children’s toy. But this world is threatened by the tyrannical Lord Business (Will Ferrell, Elf, Anchorman), who wants to stamp out chaos and creativity by imposing instructions on everything. The … Continue reading

12 Years a Slave (2014) Review

12 Years a Slave (2014) Review

Many critically acclaimed films try to comment on significant issues, and as the name suggests, 12 Years a Slave focuses of the brutality of slavery. Based on his own memoirs, it follows the life of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Serenity, Children of Men) a free black man in 1850s America who gets kidnapped and sold … Continue reading