Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Movie: Crimson Peak (15)

Crimson Peak (15) – what’s it about? Edith moves in with her new husband and his sister to their old mansion in the middle of nowhere, everything’s not as it seems and things go bump in the night.

I wouldn’t say this was scary scary; it’s a little spooky and more icky in parts. The story though is really great, though we figured the story out quite early on it was still fab even if a tad predictable, that said it’s so worth watching if you like horror stories.

Rating: J J J J

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Movies: Pan (PG), Sicario (15) & Debug (15)

Pan (PG) – what’s it about? Peter ends up being taken from the orphanage to the world of Neverland where he must prove he is the Pan.

This is the beginning of the story of how Peter became Peter Pan rather than the later story as you know it with him meeting Wendy and fighting Capt Hook. So this is more of an opening movie, a place setter for future movies, and these are usually a little meh in parts. This is good though, enjoyable, it was interesting to see a little more of Neverland too and a few bits of information about Peter thrown in. It’s worth watching if you like the Peter Pan stories…though nothing will ever beat Hook!

Rating: J J J O

Sicario (15) – what’s it about? An FBI agent joins a special task force to tackle the war on drugs.

This is a pretty messed up, it’s all about Mexican cartels and drugs being smuggled into the US and the US taking a stand against it, bending and breaking the rules to get results…so with that said you can imagine that its pretty dark in parts. It’s worth seeing if you like crime and cop stuff.

Rating: J J J J

Debug (15) – what’s it about? Six hacker prisoners are sent to clear up the tech on a derelict spaceship…

I got this thinking yeah sounds interesting, when I turned it on to my surprise it was Directed by David Hewlett and starred Jason Momoa (if you know Stargate Atlantis you’ll know these are both stars from the show) so I was like OMG!. This was a lot more sane than “A Dogs Breakfast” which Hewlett also directed. It was an interesting movie, it’s kinda a sci-fi horror, it’s pretty low budget…more of a B movie, but it’s still good especially when you think about it afterwards.

Rating: J J J

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Movies: The Martian (12A) & Lord of War (DVD – 15)

The Martian (12A) – what’s it about? Mark an astronaut ends up stranded on Mars and he has to survive against all odds!

This was pretty good – and yes I managed to put “Matt Damannn” out my head for most of this movie – damn Team America! Anyway yeah it was a good survival story – but don’t worry the whole movie isn’t just Mark alone prancing around on a planet, it focuses on the rescue mission too. It has its funny moments and very serious ones too; it’s definitely worth a watch.

Rating: J J J O

Lord of War (DVD – 15) – what’s it about? An arms dealer – do I need to say anymore than this...probably not!

Guns, guns, guns and more guns! Who wants guns? This movie is a lot of Yuri telling the story of his life, what went on and him trying to justify the morality of his work…whilst being pursued by Interpol. It’s good though, an enjoyable watch but a little disturbing at the same time!

Rating: J J J