John’s back, and it seems he’s suiting up for a bigger, badder, more explosive sequel in the trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017). Poster from imdb.com, ©Warner Bros Pictures Reeves returns as the man who would make the Bogeyman think twice about stepping into a dark room, and he seems to have made fewer friends and… Continue reading ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ (2017). Trailer Review.
Still from imdb.com, ©Sony Pictures Buckle up! Morten Tyldum is taking us for the ride of a galactic lifetime aboard the Avalon, and it’s about to get a tad bumpy… Passengers (2016) has enthralled and intrigued us from the teaser stills and trailers from their first outing. With star names like Lawrence and Pratt spearheading the… Continue reading ‘Passengers’ (2016). NON-SPOILER Review. ★★★★
I’m not entirely certain what I’ve just seen, but I think this might just about sum it up: So, the visual aids we use to communicate with our friends have their own movie. Admittedly, I was as sceptical about the Lego franchise breaking into the cinema stream in 2015- but let’s face it, that film… Continue reading ‘The Emoji Movie’ (2017). Trailer Review.
What are the key ingredients for a successful movie? Into a mixing bowl/narrative, combine: 1 Growth Arc (remove the plastic wrapping/fourth wall for optimum consumer experience) A handful of pivotal characters A heaped tablespoon of intertextual references A teaspoon of remorse or self-doubt A sprinkling of spectacle Pop into a cinema screen for an enjoyable moment… Continue reading ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ (2017). Trailer Review.
Poster ©imdb.com ‘So I believe what you were trying to say, is “Thank you”.’ Yes, yes, oh my goodness yes. THANK YOU DISNEY!!! Thank you for a self-referential, aesthetically stunning, witty and finger-snappingly fabulous narrative. Celebrating authentic Pacific mythology, Moana brings the tales to life with the vocal and musical talents of artists whose cultures shine out within… Continue reading ‘Moana’ (2016). Review. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆
Trailers are crash landing onto our screens like so many stars this month, and now we have a first look at the latest instalment of the Transformers series. Setting aside the stereotypical conventions audiences associate with these films (yes, I did find myself counting the lens flares and explosions), this trailer seems narratively and aesthetically… Continue reading ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ (2017). Trailer Review
‘Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters.’ Not a bad tagline, if we’re being honest with ourselves. It lays out a well-known, simple and effective premise: a state of equilibrium is shattered, an alien Other is introduced to the narrative, and it’s up to our as-yet-unknown heroes to restore balance by the final… Continue reading ‘The Mummy’ (2017). Trailer Review.