19 December 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) in 100 Words

Director - Francis Lawrence
Cast - Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland

Mockingjay Part 1 owes its predecessors a lot, as it’s the ground work laid down by them that allows this one to move on from the trappings of the games to become the best entry yet.

17 December 2014

Dracula Untold (2014) in 100 Words

Director - Gary Shores
Cast - Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Art Parkinson and Charles Dance

Though it lacks any real bite, Universal’s needless rewriting of the Dracula mythos is nonetheless a perfectly OK distraction for ninety minutes.

15 December 2014

Paddington (2014) in 100 Words

Director - Paul King
Cast - Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Nicole Kidman and Ben Whishaw

Neither a hard stare nor my emergency sandwiches were needed to get through this delightful version of the classic children’s story.

10 December 2014

TMNT #41

Originally written for Flickering Myth.

If you're not all caught up yet, check out my review for TMNT #40! There might be minor spoiler for the issues if you you're not up to date!

“Attack on Technodrome” begins! Time is short as Krang accelerates his plan to terraform the Earth… which will kill all who live on it! A surprise alliance results in a daring plan—and the stakes have never been higher!"

Here it comes. After 3 years the Technodrome is ready to rumble! Before Northampton. Before Dark Leo. Before Slash. The IDW series has been building up to this for a long time. 

Judging by this first issue in 'Attack on Technodrome' it's gonna to be a doozy!

8 December 2014

TMNT/Ghostbusters #2

Originally written for Flickering Myth

Here's the review for Issue 1!

"The Turtles are stuck in the Ghostbusters dimension… along with a brand-new, all-powerful, all-crazy ghost from centuries past! The two teams will have to act fast to save the day, but what happens when Casey Jones becomes possessed?"

Now we've got the initial intro issue out of the way, TMNT/Ghostbusters is on the up. That doesn't mean it's hitting the same heights as my crazy expectations though.

Quickly proving themselves to be a thorn in the side of Chi-You, Busters quickly realise that the turtles aren't just left behind constructs and get down to business. In this case business means plenty of snappy dialogue between everyone involved. Seeing these cultural icons figuring each other out is the main thrill of this issue and one I don't think I'd ever get bored off.