Fast and Furious 8: from stealing cars to stopping World War 3

By now we’re all familiar with the premise of the Fast and Furious franchise. It started out about an undercover cop infiltrating a car thieves group, and morphed into a Mission Impossible-eque, save the world from global destruction all-out slugfest. Ever since Fast 5, each new installment has tried to outdo, out-ridiculous the previous one.…

Ghost In The Shell: was a little empty inside

I must admit, I’ve heard and seen a lot about the popular anime/manga that this latest blockbuster was adapted from, but I never really got to watching or reading much of it. But, sucker for Hollywood hype and marketing that I am, the trailer for Ghost In The Shell featuring Scarlett Johansson in a pseudo-nude…

Beauty & The Beast: Tale and songs that never get old

Most from my generation would have been eager to see the tale as old as time would fare as a modern live action remake. Now that all that rubbish and religious / political drama about the ‘gay’ scene in the movie is past us, it was time to see if this tale really stood the…

Logan: Old is the new New

To be completely honest, when I saw the first trailers for ‘Logan’, I was not really thrilled or excited to watch it. Part of that is due to the fact that the previous Wolverine stand-alone films were rubbish; the other part is that it kind of reminded me of “The Wrestler” with Mickey Rourke, you…

Kong: Skull Island – why change isn’t always good

It’s been a while since my last movie review so here goes. As I walked into the cinema hall, I must say I didn’t know what to expect. I hadn’t read any reviews beforehand, and hadn’t paid much attention to trailers on Youtube either. The only hype segment I’d seen was Tom Hiddleston’s appearance on…

Captain America: Civil War…Too civil for a war

The hype train went crazy for this one, so I had to watch it on opening weekend. Having read the Civil War comics several years ago, I vaguely recall it being one of the most engaging storyline in any superhero comics ever. With a theme closely linked to current actual human issues like immigration, data…

Batman v Superman: Not just a penis fight

*spoilers ahead* After the disappointment from Man Of Steel, I was skeptical going into Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. From the announcement of Ben Affleck as Batman, to the news that Wonder Woman only had 7 minutes of screen time, I started managing my own expectations. Then the movie opened with the same ‘baby…