Monday, 30 March 2015

The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)

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Rebel Without an Identity

Director: Robert Schwentke
Running Time: 119 Minutes
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Naomi Watts

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Franchise in Retrospect: Saw (2004 - 2010)

Welcome to a new segment of my blog, entitled Franchise in Retrospect. The idea of this is for me to take a franchise which I have not seen in it's entirety, and view each released instalment. I will then assess my overall thoughts on each chapter, and the entire franchise.

For my first entry, I have chosen a recent horror franchise which was a juggernaut at the box office, but far from a critical success. Doesn't narrow it down? Okay, it's Saw.

WARNING: This post contains spoilers for the Saw franchise. Do not read on if you wish to remain unspoilt.

Monday, 16 March 2015

American Sniper (2014)

American Sniper (2014) PosterSnipe, Snipe, Baby

Director: Clint Eastwood
Running Time: 132 Minutes
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner,

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Focus (2015)

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Con Bel-Air

Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Running Time: 105 Minutes
Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney, BD Wong

Monday, 2 March 2015

The Boy Next Door (2015)

The Boy Next Door 2015.pngMaid and Mad Hot Ken

Director: Rob Cohen
Running Time: 91 Minutes
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristen Chenoweth, John Corbett, Ian Nelson

February 2015 in Review

This month, I tried to make good on my attempts at balancing viewings of films from this year with films from other years, eras, countries, etc. Also, I decided to make my way through the Saw films, to see how the series truly holds up. SPOILER: Not too well. So, let's take a gander at the films I saw over the past February.

Friday, 27 February 2015

The Raid 2 (2014)

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Raid 2: Raid Harder

Director: Gareth Evans
Running Time: 150 Minutes
Starring: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Tio Pakusodewo, Alex Abbad

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Mortdecai (2015)

Mortdecai poster.jpgDavid Koepp, I moustache you a question: What the hell were you thinking?

Director: David Koepp
Running Time: 107 Minutes
Starring: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Goldblum, Olivia Munn

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Paddington (2014)

The Bear Essentials

Director: Paul King
Running Time: 95 Minutes
Starring: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

Kingsman The Secret Service poster.jpgLive and Let Spy

Director: Matthew Vaughn
Running Time: 129 Minutes
Starring: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Sophia Boutella, Michael Caine