• Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★½

    I have massive mixed feelings on this film. I didn't really enjoy the original one too much - a very average 6/10 film for me. It felt like a product of its time with the cheese and over the top campyness being so weird to me in a film about the military and piloting jets.

    I was very worried about the CGI in this film given the opening scene had some horrendous green screening going on but it was really…

  • Proof

    Proof

    I'm sure this will be the first and only time I ever hear a woman react with 'Ew!' when it comes to thinking about sleeping with Jake Gyllenhaal. I don't like Gwyneth Paltrow to begin with so her character just being so dull, angry and arsey all the time really didn't want me to root for her at all. On the other hand Hope Davis who played her sister and was the one we were supposed to not like what…

  • I Know What You Did Last Summer

    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    ★★★

    I don't know why it has taken me this long to watch this classic horror film - I knew the story going into it as it has countlessly been spoiled given it is almost 25 yeas old. I thought it was a pretty solid slasher/horror film that just covered all the basics, no new territory. Really cool and hot cast though, don't get that too often in a horror!

  • The Oxford Murders

    The Oxford Murders

    This was rubbish, another weird film that Elijah Wood has gotten himself involved in. It was all too predictable and felt very pseudo-intellectual.

    The spaghetti scene sure was something else.

  • Ghosts of Mars

    Ghosts of Mars

    ★★★

    This was difficult to rate because, well, it wasn't very good but it wasn't trying to be very good. It reminded me of a crossover between the original Resident Evil and Assault on Precinct 13 - it was just lots of mindless action. The amount of times one group of characters would have to surrender their guns to another group to then have to surrender to another group to then have to surrender to ANOTHER group was bind boggling.

    Natasha…

  • Red Lights

    Red Lights

    This was a really interesting film for abour three quarters of it but by god the last act and ending absolutely stunk. If they stuck to the paranormal activity debunking and didn't veer off into action and thriller territory it would have been a fine film.

    I wish Liz Olsen had been used more - she was (relatively) unknown at this point with Oldboy and the Marvel films a couple of years away at this point but you could see the talent immediately.

  • All My Friends Hate Me

    All My Friends Hate Me

    This was billed as a horror/comedy film and it really isn't...either? It's a weird one where I would class this, it was full of potential but just kind of petered out towards the end. The humour in this was all cringe and embarassment which really isn't what I find funny at all. Still for a small budget film not a bad effort.

  • The Good Shepherd

    The Good Shepherd

    ★★★★

    I was surprised reading other reviews from a lot of other people saying that this was boring and not much happened because a hell of a lot happened over the span of 2 and a half hours. It was a slow burn sure but it kept plodding along giving you little titbits of info on how it all wrapped into the opening 10 minutes of the story. Quite a gloomy and depressing beginning, middle and end but that is much…

  • The Rainmaker

    The Rainmaker

    ★★★½

    Matt Damon was fantastic as usual and his chemistry with Dani DeVeto was a pleasure to watch. It was a shame that Mickey Rourke's character was pushed out of the film so quick and that Clare Danes was vastly underused, could have added quite a bit to the film.

    Having recently been on a jury was nice to see how the American system is vastly different to the UK - seems so wonky and up for abuse in America but them be the breaks.

  • Resurrection

    Resurrection

    ★★★½

    I am fully aboard the Rebecca Hall psychological horror hype train, choo choo. This wasn't as good as 'The Nighthouse' but it would have been hard to replicate that form. The 8 minute monologue she gives to her co-worker about her past is absolutely bonkers and makes you realise that shit is proper going down. I would probably react to this story the same way her co-worker did, pretty rough day on the job that one. Tim Roth was fantastic…

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★

    Man I was really disappointed in this given the rave reviews that it has got across the board. It's not a bad film - it's a very average film that brings Predator back to its roots after the Olivia Munn version where 'autism was the next step in human evolution'...so nothing spectacular but nothing terrible.

    The design for predator was cool, he felt very weighty and could cause some proper damage as a beast rather than the streamlined versions we're…

  • Reasonable Doubt

    Reasonable Doubt

    Oh this was a crap film wasn't it. Samuel L Jackson just phoning it in and Dominic Cooper not putting in a good perfomance either.

    Was I supposed to feel sympathy for the rich, expensive lawyer that committed a drunk hit and run?