Monthly Archives: May 2020

Interstellar (2014) – Review

With Earth being riddled with disasters, famines and long droughts, a team of explorers attempt to travel through a wormhole located in the far reaches of our solar system, in a bid to ensure humanity’s long-term survival and locate a planet that may potentially have the right environment to sustain human life going forward. A truly spectacular movie that was appreciated at the time of its release by millions but importantly has replay value to this day.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Tomb Raider (2018) – Review

When Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West) suddenly vanishes, Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander), the daughter of the British explorer, becomes determined to unearth the truth behind the adventurer’s strange disappearance. Pushing herself beyond her limits and armed with clues, she manages to discover the island her father was last seen on and does all she can to find answers from those responsible. It’s worth noting that this review was based solely on the movie I watched at the time and not the video games or previous films that have been made.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Mile 22 (2018) – Review

In South East Asia, a man mysteriously turns up to the US Embassy offering top secret information that could benefit the United States. Consequently, a team of elite American intelligence officers headed by James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) are tasked with getting the man out of the city alive so that he can be extradited to the states. The journey may be short (22 miles) but it’s incredible dangerous as the American officers find out. A thoroughly enjoyable Hollywood blockbuster that seemingly sets itself up for a second movie sometime in the near future.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Going in Style (2017) – Review

Riddled with money woes, three lifelong friends risk it all by undertaking the daring task of stealing cash from the very same bank that absconded their pension funds after grafting for over thirty years. There is a problem however, none of trio have experience in breaking the law or even handling a gun, let alone stealing millions from a bank in broad daylight. An easy to watch and light-hearted comedy with an outstanding cast that is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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The Wrong Missy (2020) – Review

After Tim (David Spade) seemingly meets and then consequently invites the woman of his dreams on a work retreat to the beautiful island of Hawaii, he quickly realises he’s mistakenly sent the invitation to someone else – a previous date who turned out to be nothing short of a nightmare from the get-go. From there on, chaos ensues. Unfortunately, not one of the finest releases from Netflix who seem to be very hit and miss in the comedy genre.

Rating: 1 out of 5.
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Ad Astra (2019) – Review

Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) undertakes a mission to cross the lonesome and ruthless solar system in an attempt to uncover the truth about his missing father’s doomed expedition thirty years ago, which now seemingly threatens the universe. Dangerous and unknown energy surges could be linked to the disappearance and it is up to McBride to find out. A stunning film that excels visually but perhaps lets itself down in terms of the pacing and storyline.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Capone (2020) – Review

At fourty-seven years old and fresh from a ten year stint in jail, Al Capone (Tom Hardy) finds himself in Florida, “living like a King” but begins suffering from dementia and the demons in his head, while the feds also do their best to get him back behind bars. At just under two-hours long, this is an insightful look into the slow and haunting demise of one of the most notorious gangsters of all time.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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District 9 (2009) – Review

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, violence stems after an alien race are forced to live within the slums of the country, before the government begin to plot their removal from the area known as District 9. The race, named “Prawns”, have been on Earth for almost thirty years but now their initial welcome by humans has disappeared. The man overseeing the removal operation, Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley), finds himself exposed to an unusual chemical that ironically forces him to rely on the assistance of two “Prawns” to save him. A really bizarre but at the same time equally as interesting flick that’s currently on Netflix.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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