1 April 2015

Penguins of Madagascar (2014) in 100 Words

Director - Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith
Cast - Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Conrad Vernon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Peter Stormare and John Malkovich

This is not an amazing film that will live long in the memory. But that would be missing the point. Penguins of Madagascar did the only sensible thing it could, and that was to say “screw it”. 

30 March 2015

St. Vincent (2014) in 100 Words

Director - Theodore Melfi
Cast - Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts and Jaeden Lieberher

We’ve all seen this story played out before, but when it pulls you in and makes you care it’s worth taking notice of.

28 March 2015

Robot Overlords (2015) in 100 Words

Director - Jon Wright
Cast - Callan McAuliffe, Ben Kingsley, Gillian Anderson and Chloe Bompas

Too adult for youngsters yet lacking the drama or action to make it appeal to anyone older, this plucky Brit film has its heart in the right place but ultimately just isn’t interesting enough.

25 March 2015

Jem and The Holograms #1

Originally written for Flickering Myth.

"SHOWTIME, SYNERGY! Meet JERRICA BENTON-a girl with a secret. She and her sister KIMBER team with two friends to become... JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS! But what does it mean to be JEM today? Fashion, art, action, and style collide in the most outrageous comic of 2015!"

So then, a comic based on an 80's TV show starring a girl band and holograms. Not my usual fare it's safe to say. Sometimes it's good to try something different though, isn't it?