Monthly Archives: Jun 2021

The Ice Road (2021) – Review

When the remote Katka diamond mine, collapses in the northern regions of Canada, a skilled ice truck driver called Mike (Liam Neeson), along with a small team, front a near impossible rescue mission over the dangerous and frozen ocean, to deliver the necessary equipment to save the lives of the trapped miners. Along the way, the crew face some unexpected problems, along with some predictable ones too. It’s worth noting that The Ice Road was recently released on Amazon Prime Video, and probably isn’t the worst release of 2021, but at the same time, it certainly isn’t the best.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Good on Paper (2021) – Review

Andrea (Iliza Shlesinger), is a stand-up comedian, hoping to make it in Hollywood as a successful actress, that has prioritised her career for a multitude of years, but when she accidentally meets Dennis (Ryan Hansen) at an airport in a chance encounter, this nice, smart, seemingly successful man, enters her life and causes havoc in various different ways. This new comedy isn’t the worst thing to hit our screens as of late, but it’s certainly not the finest either. It’s worth noting that Good on Paper is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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Arrival (2016) – Review

An expert in linguistics, Louise Banks (Amy Adams), fronts a group of elite investigators when twelve unknown spaceships touchdown in twelve different locations around the globe. With tensions between nations soaring, the team of investigators must find a way to communicate with the extra-terrestrial visitors before it’s too late. A highly acclaimed movie that was originally released in 2016 and is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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A Quiet Place 2 (2020) – Review

In this sequel, the Abbott family face the terrors of the outside world, following the tragic events that occurred previously at their home. Venturing into the wild unknown, they each quickly come to the realisation that the alien creatures, hunting any form of sound, are not the only deadly threat on the prowl. A Quiet Place 2 has recently been released to cinemas and certainly boasts more positives than negatives.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Body Brokers (2021) – Review

Utah (Jack Kilmer) is a young man, invited to Los Angeles for treatment to correct his long-running issues with drug abuse. The recovering addict quickly learns that the rehab center he was introduced to, is not all about helping people at all, but mainly a cover for a multi-million-dollar operation that includes addicts recruiting other addicts that they know of. An insightful movie, more than worth the watch, but at the same time, probably not one with much kind of rewatch value.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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Sicario 1 (2015) – Review

Kate Macer (Emily Blunt), a young and somewhat inexperienced FBI Agent is recruited onto a covert government task force, which has been formed to assist in the escalating war against drugs on the border between the United States and Mexico. Given very little information about the methods and eventual targets of the task force, she soon comes to the realisation that their means of doing things are extremely unorthodox. A widely favoured film that was originally released in 2015 and landed a sequel not long after that.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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All Good Things (2010) – Review

David Marks (Ryan Gosling) is a privileged, yet troubled young man, stemming from an extremely wealthy background, who is suspected of murdering his own wife, Katie Marks (Kirsten Dunst). This tragic love story, turned murder mystery, is based on one of New York’s most notorious unsolved murder cases. An at times gripping film that was originally released in 2010, and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Thunderbird (2019) – Review

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the America’s Pacific Northwest, Thunderbird is a haunting tale that follows Will Brook (Colten Wilke), a man struggling to cope with the fact that his sister has gone missing. Upon leaving the fishing boat he calls home, Will heads into the local town, determined to find her, but walks into various problems along the way. Detective Ivy Seymour (Natalie Brown) is also in the area, working on a homicide case after the number of missing women in the town begins growing at an alarming rate. Directed by Nicholas Treeshin, Thunderbird is a surprisingly good low-budget thriller that will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video from June 4th, 2021.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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