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…

Reviews – Mindhorn

Mindhorn (Baby Cow Films, Isle of Man Films, BBC Films) Cert 15, 89 mins British comedies are a bit of a lottery. For every Shaun of the Dead there’s a Lesbian Vampire Killers. For every Monty Python and the Holy Grail there’s a Sex Lives of the Potato Men. Seriously that last one is a…

Reviews – Sleepless

Sleepless (Riverstone Pictures/Vertigo Entertainment/Open Road Films) Cert 15, 95 mins Have to be honest – this post is based on the first 50 minutes of the movie. And I will spend precisely 30 minutes less than that writing it up. Which itself may be around 10 minutes longer than it took to come up with…

Reviews – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 (Marvel Studios) Cert 12A, 136 mins Firstly if you have not seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 then you can read this review with confidence that there are no spoilers below. This post is more of a love letter to the movie than anything else so you won’t see any…

Reviews – The Belko Experiment

The Belko Experiment (Orion Pictures) Cert 18, 88 mins Aah the workplace…we spend almost as much time at work than we do with our own family and friends so it’s a big part of our lives. Working in an office you’re there for at least 7-8 hours every day and there is no escape during…

Reviews – Fast and Furious 8

Fast and Furious 8 (Universal) Cert 12A, 136 mins You can make your own Fast and Furious film screenplay by providing a group of 12-year-old boys just enough sugar so they don’t pass out then ask them to write down what they’d like to see on screen. With the right amount of sugar you’ll be…

Blockbuster Preview 2017: April/May

I wonder what the people in this stock photo are so surprised about? They’re wearing 3D glasses from the 1980s and if you are of a certain age group you’ll know that 3D back then was about as effective as a crash helmet made out of jelly. It mainly consisted of things being thrust at…

Reviews – Table 19

Table 19 (3311 Productions/Fox Searchlight) Cert 12A, 87 mins Weddings are a minefield. Who to invite, who not to invite, what to eat, what to drink, what to wear. It’s not wonder there’s a show out there called Bridezillas which looks at poor demented women lose their minds as they try to organise it all…