Thursday, 26 May 2016

Thursday Movie Pick # 98: The Internet

Let’s face it, film and TV generally do not understand how computers or the internet works. Hacking is not done by some super smart computer guy typing away manically on a keyboard but by the gullible, unaware and sometimes downright stupid idiot handing over, willingly or unwillingly, their personal details. Some films are made with such breath-taking ignorance that it's astonishing that the script was accepted in the first place. Some films, such as The Net starring Sandra Bullock, are more outdated than the type writer, it’s an indication of how far we have advanced over the course of a decade. - Check out -

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Captain America: Civil War

After the destruction of Sokvoia, The Avengers are under pressure because of their supposed lack of care about the human life they swore to protect. Further pressure is heaped upon them when Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch's (Elizabeth Olsen) mistake costs the lives of several Wakandan humanitarian workers in Lagos. Following this high profile incident the Sokovoi Accords are drafted, and agreed by 117 countries, this will effectively put The Avengers under the control of a UN panel. The morality of this splits the group with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Black Widow (Scarlet Johnasson) and others on one side and Captain America (Chris Evans), Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and others on the opposing side.

X-Men: Apocalypse

Back in the ancient Egyptian times the people of Egypt worshipped a god who is regarded as the first ever mutant, this mutant is Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac). To live a life of immortality Apocalypse transfers his mind into a body of a younger man, however, before the transition is complete, Apocalypse is betrayed by his followers and buried alive. Thousands of years later he his reborn and he recruits four powerful mutants, including Fassbender’s Magneto, and begins to rid of the world of humans. Meanwhile, humans and mutants still struggle to live in harmony and this divides the mutant kind ensuring that the fight against Apocalypse is a fraught and divided one.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

2016 Horror Triple Bill

The Veil stars Jessica Alba as a documentary filmmaker who wants to find out what happened to the members of Heaven’s Vail who all supposedly committed suicide in a bid of devotion to their leader Jim Jacobs (Thomas Jane). In order to do this, Maggie Price (Alba) recruits the help of the only known survivor Sarah Hope (Lily Rabe). Clearly based on American cult leader Jim Jones, the film takes a supernatural turn rather than focusing on what would have been a billion times more unnerving and scary. The fact that Jim Jones managed to convince over 900 people to commit suicide is far more disturbing and unnerving. Unfortunately, director Phil Joanou takes the supernatural route, but despite that the film is enjoyable enough, the performances are good enough (Thomas Jane is in full scenery chewing mode) and the scares scary enough for The Veil to be a mostly enjoyable film


Thursday, 12 May 2016

Thursday Movie Picks - Spanish Language movies.

Buenos Dias! Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, this week's theme is movies in the Spanish language. 

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Son of Saul

Saul Auslander (Géza Röhrig) is a Jewish Hungarian prisoner working as a member of the Sonderkommando at one of the Auschwitz Crematoriums, when Saul finds a boy choking to death Saul becomes convinced that this boy is his son, Saul then tries to bury the corpse of a boy who may or may not be his son. Saul tries to give the body a respectful death by salvaging the body and finding a rabbi to bury it. Meanwhile there is a talk of rebellion in the air but Saul's focuses is on the corpse he believes to be his son.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Friend Request

Warner Brothers, very generously, gave those subscribed to the Frightfest Newsletter the chance to preview the upcoming horror film, Friend Request, for free, an opportunity I eagerly snapped up. Friend Request is another film to add ro the canon of Social Media horror films that are slowly gaining an understanding of how the internet is actually used. The most famous example is Unfriended, a horror film set entirely on Skype, which was a hit and used its premise extremely well.