Dark Skies (2013) Film Review

From the makers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious, Scott Stewart brings a slow horror with a surprising twist. Dark Skies follows a typical American family whom live a normal life in the suburban area. Apart from suffering from financial issues, the Barrett family begins to experience strange, disturbing events. First starting off with their younger son Sammy (Kaden Rockett) whom becomes friends with the ‘sand … Continue reading Dark Skies (2013) Film Review

The Conjuring (2013) Film Review

James Wan’s Latest horror addition, The Conjuring has been a success and claimed to be one this years favourite horror films. Finally after several horror films in the current market, Wan gives us something different and lets just say a memorable film. The Conjuring follows the story of a simple family whom move to an empty, auctioned house. Whilst settling in, they soon discover a … Continue reading The Conjuring (2013) Film Review

Grown Ups 2 (2013) Film Review

 A witty tale based on the lives of four men who are now grown up. As simple as that. Or is it? Grown ups 2 follows the story of Lenny (Adam Sandler), Eric (Keven James), Kurt (Chris Rock) and Marcus (David Spade). With moving back to their hometown in LA, each of the families attempt to settle in, where they begin to face their own … Continue reading Grown Ups 2 (2013) Film Review

The Hangover Part III (2013) Film Review

For the third and last time Todd Philips brings another adventure with the Wolfpack. But this time there isn’t necessarily a ‘hangover’. The film follows the journey of Phil (Bradely Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) on search for the recently escaped prisoner Lesley Chow (Ken Jeong). With Marshall (John Gooodman) and Black Doug (Mike Epps) constantly on their back, the wolfpack are … Continue reading The Hangover Part III (2013) Film Review

Man of Steel (2013) Film Review

I finally watched Man of Steel yesterday in 3D and I was impressed. There had been so much hype for the Film, where people kept telling me I had to watch it and reviews stating it was a good film, so I simply needed to see it for myself. An action packed, thriving intense film by Zack Synder which not only contains bizarre technology but … Continue reading Man of Steel (2013) Film Review

The Kid (2010) Film Review

  The Kid, an intense British drama film which focuses on the theme of child abuse. Director Nick Moran (now familiar as an actor) creates this solid yet emotional storyline filled with realistic characters that convey the main message. The Kid brings real, sharp facts to the table in which document the journey of a poor soul. Kevin Lewis grew up on a council estate … Continue reading The Kid (2010) Film Review

Identity Thief (2013) Film Review

A stolen credit card, a crazy journey and a rather long paced film, is probably my best sumarisation of Identity Thief. Indeed, it sounds like its of all over the place, because it sure is. Identity Thief follows the life of a crazy women named ‘Diana’ (well that’s one of her names, though it could be Tina, or Tanya) whom tends to live off other … Continue reading Identity Thief (2013) Film Review

Mission Impossible, Ghost Protocol (2011)

I know I haven’t blogged for a few days, but the week has been very busy, with Film meetings, shootings, editing and family days out. Though I thought I would drop a post. I’ve seen this film several times, but haven’t got round to writing a review. So here it goes… The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, … Continue reading Mission Impossible, Ghost Protocol (2011)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Film Review

  After watching The Shawshank Redemption I was speechless. Number one in the IMDB top 250, nominated for 7 Oscars and 18 wins, Frank Darabount sure has made his trademark. A moving film filled with great actors who bring the true story to life. The film begins with an intense court scene, where the main protagonist Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is allegedly accused for murdering … Continue reading The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Film Review

What to expect when your expecting (2012) Film Review

What to expect when your expecting certainly met my expectations: a poor storyline together with cliché characters. Indeed, Kirk Jones’ latest comedy/drama has a few bumps, turns and kicks (pun-intended), though it doesn’t meet that high bar. With a very large cast and too many stories at once, the film not only confuses you, but irrelevantly stretches a few too far. Tales of very different … Continue reading What to expect when your expecting (2012) Film Review

House at the end of the street (2012) Film Review

A horror? Thriller? You sure we’re on about the same film? As you may have assumed, House at the end of the Street is nothing but a complete and utter disappointment. With no aspect of horror or thriller whatsoever, I really don’t know how it managed a spot on the big screen. Synopsis: (Usually I would fully in my own words describe the movie, but … Continue reading House at the end of the street (2012) Film Review

The Collection (2012) Film Review

*Warning contains spoilers* Blood dripping, guts sliming, bodies gorging, all is guaranteed in Marcus Dunstan’s ‘The Collection’. From the prequel of ‘The Collector’, Collection definitely brings more blood, gore and horror than you could imagine. Continuing from the previous film ‘The Collector’, the film follows the story of Arkin’s survival from the psycho villain. Ridiculously, even after Arkin escapes from the chained, creepy red box, … Continue reading The Collection (2012) Film Review

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) Film Review

With the astonishing 3 Oscars, 76 wins and 63 nominations, Pan’s Labyrinth has surely been a success. Director and writer; Guilliermo Del Toro beautifully captures a lovely story with memorable visuals. The Spanish film, Pan’s Labyrinth follows the story of the young, bookworm Ofelia whom discovers a magical life through a labyrinth she finds nearyby. Finding it hard to fit in at her new stepfather, … Continue reading Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) Film Review

Skyfall (2012) Film Review

One word. Bond. Indeed Skyfall has become a huge success. With its first Oscar nomination in 30 years, an incredible gross and widest release all over the world. But was it as good as the press made out? 007 (Daniel Craig) becomes M’s only ally as MI6 comes under attack, and a mysterious new villain emerges with a diabolical plan. James Bond’s latest mission has … Continue reading Skyfall (2012) Film Review

The Impossible (2012) Film Review

The deadliest Indian Ocean earthquake hit the west coast of Indonesia on December 26th 2004, ending the lives of over 230,000 people with its eruption of the tsunami. Director Juan Antonio Bayono and Writers Sergio Sanchez and Maria Belon, incredibly perpetuate this horrific event through a wonderful film. The film follows the story of a British family on Christmas vacation in Thailand who unfortunately encounters … Continue reading The Impossible (2012) Film Review

Taken 2 (2012) Film Review

Having watched the first Taken several times, which was stimulatingly brilliant, I have to admit that Taken 2 was an utter disappointment. It consisted of a predictable storyline, lazy script and had quite a few errors. The film follows the CIA Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) who takes his daughter and wife on a family holiday to Istanbul. Unfortunately, things don’t go to plan, as the … Continue reading Taken 2 (2012) Film Review

Life of Pi (2012) Film Review

Some say its Titanic meets Avatar. But I say its Life of Pi meets us. As true as it is, Life of Pi brings imagination to life in the most beautiful, beyond visionary you could imagine. The film excitedly yet vividly takes you on this breath-taking journey which leaves you nothing but mesmerised with the enthralling effects. From glowing whales, to blistering powerful storms to heart warming … Continue reading Life of Pi (2012) Film Review

OMG Oh My God (2012) Film Review

From the director ‘Umesh Shukla’, OMG Oh My God is an undeniably truthful story with outstanding acting and heartfelt emotion. The film tells a simple yet real plot which immediately engages your attention. It follows the life of ‘Kanji Lalji Mehta’ who doesn’t believe in god. Ironically he owns a shop selling deities of God. Unfortunately, his shop profoundly falls to pieces by an unforeseen … Continue reading OMG Oh My God (2012) Film Review

English Vinglish | Film Review

English Vinglish (2012), the perfect Bollywood family film. The heart-warming plot simply allows us to engage within the story from the minute we see Sridevi’s character. The film follows the life of ‘Shashi Godbole’ played by Sridevi, whom is a housewife with, lets just say English not being her mother tongue. We can clearly see that due to her less proficient English, her family mocks … Continue reading English Vinglish | Film Review

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La Jetee | Chris Marker (1962) – Film Review & Research

After being shown a short snippet of the French film ‘La Jetee’ in my lecture, I had to go and watch the full film, write a review on it, research the Director and explore the techniques used. I have to say that I haven’t seen many classic, black and white films, but after watching La Jetee I really enjoyed it. The film follows “a story of … Continue reading La Jetee | Chris Marker (1962) – Film Review & Research