Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) returns for the 5th Pirates film in another densely plotted tale of double crosses and derring-do. This film feels in part an homage to the original with an undead pirate (Javier Bardem) chasing Jack Sparrow whilst a young couple (Brenton Thwaites and Kayla Scodelario) uncover the secret of the curse. This … Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

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Baywatch

Baywatch on the big screen follows a similar format to the frankly terrible small screen predecessor. Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) is king of the lifeguards and behaves like a police officer whilst incredibly attractive women wear little and run in slow motion. In attempting to follow in the footsteps of 21 Jump Street and turn … Continue reading Baywatch

Snatched

Emily (Amy Schumer) is a bit of a mess. Sacked from her job and dumped in the opening minutes she has no one to go on her non-refundable holiday to Ecuador. In a bid to introduce some fun into her mother's (Goldie Hawn) life she invites her along and they promptly get kidnapped. Amy Schumer's … Continue reading Snatched

Colossal

Colossal is such a unique and interesting film that I want to give a strong recommendation to go watch it without giving you too much information on the reasons why. The extent of the plot that can be safely divulged is that Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is at her lowest ebb, unemployed and drinking too much, … Continue reading Colossal

Miss Sloane

Elizabeth Sloane is a powerful lobbyist in Washington D.C. When asked to lobby against a gun bill by her employer, not only does she laugh in their faces, she moves to the opposite side to lobby in favour of the bill. Dramatic touchstones for Miss Sloane would be the political thriller Michael Clayton and the … Continue reading Miss Sloane

Alien: Covenant

The crew of the Covenant are on a terraforming expedition when a freak solar flare awakens them 7 years too soon. Whilst repairing the ship they encounter a rogue transmission that lures them to another planet that seems even more perfect than their original destination, but when they arrive they find David (Michael Fassbender), the … Continue reading Alien: Covenant

Sleepless

Las Vegas undercover cop Vincent (Jamie Foxx) tries to get his kidnapped son back after he is involved in the theft of 25kg of cocaine. It would be simple enough just to advise this was reprehensible in every way, but I'll endeavour to give a few examples. Firstly, every single character is a cliche, we … Continue reading Sleepless