FILM REVIEW; THE EXPENDABLES 3

After this recent outing the latest outing of The Expendables franchises, I thinks it’s fair to say this nostalgia train has run its course. If it was up for debate before it’s fairly certain now Stallone’s action flick is firmly grounded in the trend of films that use nostalgia as vehicle and excuse for extremelyContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; THE EXPENDABLES 3”

FILM REVIEW; GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy is the first Marvel film for me based on unfamiliar source material. The characters and setting were little known to me and I decided to keep it that way going into the movie, mainly hoping to be charmed by these new heroes and awed by this annex of theContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”

FILM REVIEW; LOCKE

The road has often been used as a metaphor for life, the choices we make. In writer turned director, Stephen Knight’s vehicle we see the same device in play in this largely minimalist piece. In Locke we see the director attempt to milk an extraordinary amount of depth and profundity with utmost constraint as weContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; LOCKE”

FILM REVIEW; A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST

Seth McFarlane is the latest director to try his hands at this tricky comedy – western mash up with his feature, A Million Ways to Die in the West but relative to the expectations and coming of last summer’s Ted, it was a mini calamity. “A million jokes to die in the west” some haveContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST”

FILM REVIEW; EDGE OF TOMORROW

Any time I associate a film in any way with video games it most likely means that film is straight up rubbish however director Doug Liman gives us some cerebrally paced high octane Sci-Fi action that keeps Edge of Tomorrow from being tagged as just a rip off of Groundhog Day, Elysium or Source CodeContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; EDGE OF TOMORROW”

FILM REVEIW; X-MEN:DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

At a glance, X-Men: Days of Future Past, is a fast paced and thrilling superhero movie but sitting through the end credits, which goes on for donkey years, waiting for the now mandatory Marvel post credit teaser, I had some time to mull over what I had just seen and I must say depth wise,Continue reading “FILM REVEIW; X-MEN:DAYS OF FUTURE PAST”

FILM REVIEW; POTOMANTO

I was kind of itching to see this film in 2013 because I was looking forward to seeing how Shirley would handle a straightforward crime thriller but having seen it, I can’t say the end product makes for thrilling viewing. Potomanto, directed by Shirley Frimpong-Manso, stars Adjetey Anang, Olu Jacobs, Yvonne Okoro in a filmContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; POTOMANTO”