As any pessimist will tell you, filmmakers will make movies about anything these days. And often announcements of film concepts are met with groans at the sheer awfulness of an idea. Many of us thought The Lego Movie would suck. But how wrong we were! One of the most hilarious movies in years, for both young and old, it surpassed all expectations, and the fact that it wasn’t nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature is the biggest disgrace in Oscar history (according to this reviewer anyway). And so in 2017, when everyone told me The Emoji Movie would be bad, I naively thought: ‘But Patrick Stewart is poop! That’s genius! How can it go wrong?’ It turns out, very. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Emoji Movie→
Released just in time for the school holidays, Home is a delightful animated film for the kiddiewinks, even if it isn’t the cream of the crop when it comes to children’s animation. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Home→
Oscars on Monday! (or Sunday for Americans). Same as last year – I’m giving you my predictions and wishes. Films I haven’t seen are marked with an asterisk (*). Who’s going to get the gold? Continue reading Oscar 2015 Predictions→
The Lego Movie (Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, 2014)
I’m sure many people were quick to write this movie off as a blatant money grab for the Lego company. While it’s true that they certainly will capitalise on the film’s success, it turns out the film is actually really bloody good and worthy of respect. The Lego Movie is aimed at children AND adults, and I don’t just mean the nerd adults who build Lego creations in their basements and refuse to let anyone touch them.