Category Archives: Action

FILM REVIEW: The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)

Roger Moore had his time to shine, and we’ve had our fair share of Bond films over the years. Now it’s the ladies’ turn. It doesn’t take a genius to recognise the nod of the film’s title; it’s just a shame that instead of turning convention on its head, The Spy Who Dumped Me is a rather bland effort. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)

FILM REVIEW: Skyscraper (2018)

The Rock continues to cash in with his latest blockbuster, Die Hard Skyscraper. Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (DodgeballWe’re the MillersCentral Intelligence), Skyscraper sees The Rock defy the odds to save his family who are trapped above the fire line in the biggest skyscraper in the world. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Skyscraper (2018)

FILM REVIEW: Rampage (2018)

Without even seeing this film there is a lot to be surmised on the facts alone. Rampage stars The Rock and a giant gorilla, is directed and written by those responsible for San Andreas, and is based on a video game. Brace yourself for the horrors ahead. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Rampage (2018)

FILM REVIEW: Game Night (2018)

Who doesn’t enjoy a good game night? There’s drinks, nibbles, good company, and some fierce competition. And best of all – it’s cheaper than going out. Still, it usually isn’t exciting enough to take up a whole film, unless there’s a bit of a twist. Thankfully, directors John Francis Daley (who you may remember as young dweeb, Sam, from the short-lived but excellent Freaks and Geeks) and Jonathan Goldstein  offer up just that in Game Night. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Game Night (2018)

FILM REVIEW: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017)

It’s a common complaint that cinema has nothing new to offer these days. And that’s wrong, because if you care to expand your viewing horizons there are plenty of fantastic films out there. Still, there is a lazy kind of cinema that offers reboot after reboot in the quest of the big bucks, and it can be quite tiresome. Many argue that some original films should never be touched again for fear their nostalgia will be thwarted by a less than stellar reimagining with a subpar cast. Sometimes these complaints are just fanboys crying salty man tears – particularly with any reboot that recasts male roles with women. But sometimes the concern is real. Case in point: remaking a Robin Williams film without Robin Williams. And recasting it with The Rock and Kevin Hart. Many groaned at the prospect, this reviewer included. Nevertheless, films are (sometimes) remade for a reason other than money, and sometimes it’s fun to see what 20+ years does to a concept. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017)