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FILM REVIEW: Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

There’s rich and then there’s crazy rich.

Based on the 2013 book of the same name by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians is adapted for the screen by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, and directed by Jon M. Chu. At the film’s core is Rachel (Constance Wu), an economics professor in New York who is invited to Singapore by her boyfriend, Nick (Henry Golding), to meet his family. Unbeknownst to Rachel, Nick belongs to one of the wealthiest families in Asia. As they all prepare for Nick’s best friend Colin’s (Chris Pang) wedding to the vivacious Araminta (Sonoya Mizuno), Rachel realises she may be in over her head. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Film Review: Fifty Shades Freed (2018)

It’s finally coming to an end. And for that we can be thankful. The last instalment in this woeful franchiseFifty Shades Freed is directed by James Foley, responsible for the last POS. The finale sees Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) marry Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and have lots more sex. Continue reading Film Review: Fifty Shades Freed (2018)

FILM REVIEW: Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker (James Foley, 2017)

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner surely there’s no better time to release the next film in the Fifty Shades trilogy. Because nothing says true love like a good old dose of domestic violence. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Fifty Shades Darker

FILM REVIEW: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (Zach Snyder, 2016)

I thought superhero movies were usually pretty bad. But I had no idea of the depths to which they could sink. Batman V Superman makes Ant-Man look like a masterpiece. I rarely want to walk out of a film and the only reason I didn’t is because I knew I had no right to an opinion without seeing this critically panned mess for myself. But was is it worth it? NO. Save yourselves! See literally ANYTHING ELSE! Even an Adam Sandler movie! Hell, even Fifty Shades of Grey was better than this. Because although it was stupid and screwed up, at least it didn’t BORE ITS AUDIENCE TO TEARS. This isn’t a case of “so bad it’s good”. This is no San Andreas. This is no shitty low budget film that doesn’t make sense. This is THE END OF ALL THAT IS GOOD IN THE WORLD. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

FILM REVIEW: Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey (Sam Taylor-Johnson, 2015)

Billed as a love story released just in time for Valentine’s Day, Fifty Shades of Grey is anything but. Beginning as Twilight fan fiction, E.L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy has titillated female readers the world over, and has made her a hefty fortune in the process, despite being atrociously written and disturbing in its message. In the first novel and now film, Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) is seduced by the striking multi-millionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). Christian tells Ana he doesn’t do romance, but wants her to be his ‘submissive’ to his ‘dominant’. Bondage sex ensues, with a good dose of emotional abuse thrown in for good measure. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Fifty Shades of Grey