Game Review: Yoku’s Island Express (2018)

‘It’s unique gameplay, beautiful visuals and fun worlds all roll into a great game’   Yoku’s Island Express, 2018 Developer: Villa Gorilla Publisher: Team17 Platform: Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One At Christmas I really wanted either Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! but my mother, instead, got me aContinue reading “Game Review: Yoku’s Island Express (2018)”

Film Review: Look Away (2018)

‘The writing is so poor that Maria’s reflection is called Airam. That should tell you more than enough about Assaf Bernstein’s script’   Look Away, 2018 Directed by: Assaf Bernstein Written by: Assaf Bernstein Starring: India Eisley, Mira Sorvino, Jason Isaacs A Canadian psychological thriller, Look Away centres around Maria (India Eisley), an unpopular high-schoolContinue reading “Film Review: Look Away (2018)”

Film Review: Holmes & Watson (2018)

‘This film offers nothing but a waste of 90-minutes’   Holmes & Watson, 2018 Directed by: Etan Cohen Written by: Etan Cohen Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rebecca Hall, Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, Ralph Fiennes   The film that Netflix didn’t want. A film so bad it’s languishing below 10% on Rotten Tomatoes andContinue reading “Film Review: Holmes & Watson (2018)”

Film Review: Bird Box (2018)

‘[It] has an extremely interesting premise […] however I feel that it didn’t quite live up to the hype’   Bird Box, 2018 Directed by: Susanne Bier Written by: Eric Heisserer Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rey Howery, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Colson Baker, BD Wong, Tom Hollander, Sarah PoulsonContinue reading “Film Review: Bird Box (2018)”

Film Review: Slender Man (2018)

‘Initially I was going to miss out on this film […] and it’s safe to say I wish I had’ Slender Man, 2018 Directed by: Sylvain White Starring: Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso, Javier Botet   When four friends, Wren (Joey King), Hallie (Julia Goldani Telles), Chloe (Jaz Sinclair) and KatieContinue reading “Film Review: Slender Man (2018)”

Film Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

‘I genuinely wouldn’t be surprised if the script for this film was written for another and it was subsequently edited to fit the needs’ Solo: A Star Wars Story, 2018 Directed by: Ron Howard Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Paul Bettany, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton   The second of the spin-off trilogy ofContinue reading “Film Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)”

Film Review: The Festival (2018)

‘I’m normally a huge advocate for British-comedy but this is not a prime example of what our little island can produce’ The Festival, 2018 Directed by: Iain Morris Starring: Joe Thomas, Hammed Animashuan, Claudia O’Doherty   What happens when you have some of the creators of The Inbetweeners and a couple of actors also fromContinue reading “Film Review: The Festival (2018)”

Film Review: Annihilation (2018)

‘A beautiful and mind-boggling analogy for personal self-destruction’ Annihilation, 2018 Directed by: Alex Garland Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac   A beautiful and mind-boggling analogy for personal self-destruction through a gene-altering world known as Area X, an area covered by a colourful cloud expanding from theContinue reading “Film Review: Annihilation (2018)”

Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan (Result)

Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan Warning: May contain spoilers for any and all M. Night Shyamalan films   Once upon a time I decided to add a feature to my website called Success or Failure, whereby I would take a look at either r director’s/actor’s filmography, a more-than-three-movie franchise, a specific sub-genre of filmContinue reading “Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan (Result)”

Film Review: The Darkest Minds (2018)

‘A rinse-and-repeat series of clichés from a dying genre’ The Darkest Minds, 2018 Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie   For as much love as I the Harry Potter franchise, it unfortunately must be the sole area of blame for the Young Adult (YA) genre’s direction in the two-decades-plusContinue reading “Film Review: The Darkest Minds (2018)”