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 […]

Creed

I find myself unable to really blurb this film. I mean, yeah, the bare bones of it are an orphan kid tries to find himself through boxing. Gets mentored by his father best friend, Rocky, and because of his father’s famous name gets a shot at the title himself. Only that isn’t really what Creed […]

The hateful eight

Wyoming, just after the US civil war, and bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) is bringing in his prisoner, Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh). He is known as The Hangman, because when a warrant says “dead or alive” he always brings them in alive. His bounties don’t escape the noose. And his current prisoner has […]

Spy

The IMDb summary reads : A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster. The trailers for this film didn’t really make me want to go see it, I’m a little tired of so-called comedy films that turn out to have few, […]

Fast and furious 7

aka Furious 7, depending on where you are in the world. So the only other Fast and Furious film I seem to have reviewed on this here blog is number 3, Tokyo Drift, which is surprising to me, because I’ve been watching these films since 2001 when the first one came out. The main reason, […]

Big Hero 6

Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) graduated High School at 13, and since then he’s been spending his time at Bot Fights. He hustles older robot controllers. His older brother is not impressed. Tadashi (Daniel Henney) thinks Hiro should be doing more with his life, and so he brings him to “Nerd School” where he works. Hiro […]

Foxcatcher

Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) won gold at the 1984 Olympics. As did his older brother David (Mark Ruffalo). Now they are in training for the Worlds, and then they’ll be focusing on the 1988 Olympics. David has a family, he has a possible job as a wrestling coach lined up. None of that seems to […]

The Hobbit : the battle of the five armies [based on the book]

Bilbo and the dwarves have woken the dragon, and Smaug awake is something you don’t want to encounter. As the film begins he is busy destroying Laketown and burning its inhabitants. But it isn’t only a dragon you need to worry about, for the Necromancer is building power and about to unleash an army upon […]

The Drop [based on the short story]

Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) works in a bar in Brooklyn. The pub used to belong to his cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), where it gets its name from “Cousin Marv’s”, but when the Chechen mob arrived Marv lost it. Now he just works there. It is one of the many many bars that serves as a […]

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 […]

Gone Girl [based on the book]

On the day of her fifth wedding anniversary Amy Dunne disappears. Her husband Nick gets home, a neighbour has spotted their cat wandering outside, to find the door open, the coffee table smashed, and no sign of his wife. We already know that their marriage is not a good one, he has been moaning to […]