Review – War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox/Chernin) Cert 12A, 140 mins Reboots, remakes and sequels are a divisive topic in cinema. Many of them are cheap and lazy attempts to cash in on a beloved franchise while others are a genuinely fresh approach which bring something new to a familiar story. Sadly…

Review – Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony/Columbia Pictures/Marvel) Cert 12A, 133 mins I love Spider-Man. I really do. Like proper love him. Can’t hide it. So I apologise in advance for the love letter…sorry review…and any throwing up it may generate. He is one of the only things which triggers a full on geeking out for me. I’m not…

Review – Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight (Paramount/Hasbro/di Bonaventura) Cert 12A, 149 mins IS IT JUST ME OR CAN YOU HEAR A REALLY LOUD RINGING NOISE RIGHT NOW? I’M NOT SURE IF YOU CAN HEAR ME OVER IT. OH HANG ON MRS BLOGGER SAYS I’M SHOUTING AND THERE’S NO RINGING. WELL I THINK IT’S HER, MY RETINAS ARE…

Review – Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3 (Universal, Illumination) Cert U, 90 mins Aargh I really don’t wanna write this review…can I just skip it? Is that ok with everyone? I think it’s for the best. I don’t really have a bad bone in my body and it’s going to be a bit of a mean review if I…

Feature – Half year report 2017

With June just ending we are now officially halfway through the year so I thought it would be a good point to stop and take a look back on the first six months of movies I’ve seen in 2017 and share with you what I think are my top five best and bottom five worst…

Review – Baby Driver

Baby Driver (Tristar, Big Talk, Working Title, MRC) Cert 15, 113 mins Aah Edgar Wright you ludicrously talented man. One of the creative forces behind one of my favourite TV shows (Spaced) and awesome films like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs the World and The World’s End, in my view he’s…

Review – Gifted

Gifted (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Cert 12a, 101 mins One of the main benefits of having a card that allows you to see as many films as you can fit in your hectic schedule being Spider-Man and writing potentially award winning blogs is taking a chance on something you wouldn’t normally pay to watch. It’s an…

Review – Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman (Warner Bros. / DC Films) Cert 12A, 141 mins DC Comics have a lot riding on the rather strong shoulders of Wonder Woman. They’ve been left far behind by Marvel in the last 10 years as their rivals blazed a colourful and exciting trail to box office glory despite the former having just…

Summer Preview 2017 – June

Summer is upon us and these two gents are ready for a fun filled day in Saltcoats. Personally I think they’re a little underdressed but you know what it’s like in Scotland – more than two degrees above freezing and it’s taps aff time! By the way if you can name the two stars and…

Review – Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer) Cert 12A, 129mins Back in 2003 the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie took everyone by surprise. Based on a ride at a Disney theme park it sailed in under the radar and disappeared over the horizon with a treasure chest of box office booty. Sorry that’s…

Review – Baywatch

Baywatch (Paramount) Cert 15, 119 mins. On general release May 29th. I wasn’t really a fan of Baywatch back in the day. It made no sense to me that a bunch of lifeguards would constantly be involved in detecting and preventing major crimes. Weren’t they just supposed to be telling people off for littering and…

Reviews – Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant (20th Century Fox / Scott Free) Cert 15, 123 mins Hard to believe but the original Alien film will be 40 years old in 2019. 40 years since the nightmarish and haunting Xenomorph exploded out of the late John Hurt’s chest and dispatched most of the crew of the Nostromo, only to be…