Everything Everywhere All at Once

It seems that this year’s trend is the multiverse. We’ve already had Spider-Man: No Way Home; last week, Doctor Strange entered the Multiverse of Madness and later this year, we have another Spider-Man movie with the second in the Spider-verse saga. This week, however, we have a film with no connection to Marvel, with a…

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

If ever there was a more apt title to a movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is it. A visually head-spinning film with a mind-boggling plot, although at its heart, is suspiciously simple. It also is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe that is more of a horror film than others. This could be…

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Nicolas Cage has not had a great time over the years. Once one of the most bankable stars, after dodgy business deals and outrageous spending, Cage has been reduced to taking every job offered to repay his debt. Now he is clear, he can start to focus on getting back to the top of his…

The Lost City

In the 80s, after the success of Raiders of the Lost ark, a series of similar styles of film entered the area, none more successful than Romancing The Stone, a romantic, action-packed comedy adventure. The genre has since burnt out, but it seems time to bring it back with The Lost City, which follows the…

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

The new Fantastic Beasts movie, The Secrets of Dumbledore, is a movie carrying a heavy load. There have been so many production issues that you hope they never appear on the screen, but they do., from the firing of Johnny Depp from the role of Grindelwald to J.K. Rowling’s comments about transgender. The missing Katherine…

Morbius

When I was a child, reading Marvel comics in the seventies, I discovered horror comics with a sense of controversy. Not being allowed to watch horror films due to my age, this was the only chance to get close to scares. Morbius, the Living Vampire, was one such comic character who was originally a villain…

Turning Red

Pixar Studio has always pushed the boundaries when it comes to innovation. They were the first studio to produce a full-length computer-generated feature in Toy Story. They developed CG animation into an art form. More recently, they have dealt with subjects that have often been hard to talk about in family cinema (think death in…

The Batman

Director: Matt Reeves Starring: Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, John Turturro, Andy Serkis, Peter Sarsgaard Written by: Matt Reeves, Peter Craig, (Batman created) Bob Kane and Bill Finger Running Time: 175 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 4th March 2022 In 2012, Christopher Nolan’s Dark Trilogy ended with Christian Bale as…

Dog

Directors: Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin Starring: Channing Tatum, Jane Adams, Kevin Nash, Aqueela Zoll, Q’orianka Kilcher Written by: Reid Carolin Running Time: 101 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 18th February 2022 It has to be said that Dog does precisely what it says on the tin. It’s a film about a dog, not just…

Uncharted

Director: Ruben Fleischer Starring: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Tati Gabrielle, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali, Steven Waddington, Pingi Moli Written by: Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, (also screen story) Rafe Judkins, (screen story) Jon Hanley Rosenberg, Mark D. Walker and (based on the Playstation video game) Amy Hennig Running Time: 116 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 11th…

Moonfall

Director: Roland Emmerich Starring: Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Pena, Donald Sutherland, Charlie Plummer, Carolina Bartczak Written by: Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen Running Time: 130mins Cert: 12A Release date: 4th February 2022 Roland Emmerich must hate the Earth. All he wants to do is destroy it, and he has tried…

The King’s Man

Director: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Harris Dickinson, Rhys Ifans, Djimon Hounsou, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode, Daniel Brühl, Tom Hollander. Written by: Karl Gajdusek, (also story) Matthew Vaughn, (based on the comic book “The Secret Service”) Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. Running Time: 130 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 26th December 2021 Back…