The Revenant

Inspired by the novel which was inspired by the true story of Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), a fur trapper who was attacked by a bear and left for dead in the wilderness of frontier America in the 1820s. The Revenant is the story of his incredible journey of endurance back to confront the man who left […]

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Ethan Hunt and his team from MI4, apart from Paula Patton’s Jane character1 have been off hunting down the Syndicate, an evil anti-IMF so to speak. But the CIA don’t believe in the Syndicate and are busy trying to get the IMF2 disavowed and all usable assets transferred under their control. But Hunt has a […]

Ant-man

Sometimes I have to wonder why, exactly, a story has to be told. Why this particular story, with this articular character. Because watching Ant-man the overwhelming feeling I had was “meh” didn’t need it SO many other stories could have been told instead of yet another dude gets powers story. And love superhero flms. It […]

Interstellar

Some time in the near future a blight hits earth. At first it hits the wheat and then spreads to other crops. The whole world turns its attention to farming, to making sure enough food is being produced. All other endeavour takes a back seat to the attempts of humanity to survive. Cooper was once […]

Dracula Untold [based on characters from the book by]

In the 1400s the Turks claimed boys from the lands they conquered. Vlad was one such boy. Held as a royal hostage he was beaten and whipped, and turned into a soldier, one of such ferocity that he became known as Vlad the Impaler. But that was years ago, since those dark days he has […]

A most wanted man [based on the book]

The Sept 11th attacks were formulated and planned in Hamburg, Germany. Now, in an attempt to prevent terrorist cells, a small semi-illegal German spy ring operates there. Led by Gunther they watch the city and especially its Muslim inhabitants, developing ties and “resources” among that community. Resources that will lead them to bigger fish and […]

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys is based on a musical, based on the life of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Their formation, rise to fame, and then their disintegration. Going in to the film I knew nothing about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, but as I heard the songs I did recognise most of them. All […]

Monsters

Six years ago NASA launched a probe to investigate the possibility of life in outer space, but upon re-entry the probe broke up. The samples ended up landing on earth. Now every year sees the creatures migratory paths taking them into conflict with their human neighbours. And every year the US’s attempts to maintain the border of the infected zone come under threat. As the film begins Samantha is in Mexico, on the other side of the infected zone. Her hotel was damaged in a creature incursion and her father asks an employee, photo-journalist Andrew Caulder, to check in on her. She’s fine, a sprained wrist seems to be the extent of her injuries. But daddy wants his little girl home so he orders Andrew to bring her back.

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Eclipse [based on the book]

Okay, so for those of you who have been wise enough to avoid all the Twilight nonsense, here is a quick catch-you-up; a young girl called Bella moves to live with her father after her mother remarries in order to give the new relationship space. This is a sign of how mature and thinking of […]

Clash of the Titans

The film opens at sea, in a storm. A fisherman hauls in an ornate box and after prising it open finds a baby boy and his dead mother. He and his wife raise this child as their own, loving him just as much as their flesh and blood daughter, whom they bear some years later. We know this because Pete Postlethwaite tells us so. This boy, Perseus, does not know it, but he is a demi-god, the son of Zeus himself. And he is about to get caught up in a conflict between humanity and the Gods of Ancient Greece.