All posts tagged action

Jurrasic World: Fallen Kindom – A Floundering Franchise?

The Jurassic Park franchise has been on a rough journey ever since the first film. Steven Spielberg’s original was a classic, ground-breaking film, but his follow-up The Lost World was […]

Deadpool 2: Exciting and Aimless

To say that 2016’s Deadpool was a surprise success is an understatement. A first-time director, development hell, years of attempted executive meddling, a lead actor who had never been in […]

Pacific Rim: Uprising Review – Independence Day Meets Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots in This Slight Yet Enjoyably Steely Sequel

Guillermo del Toro’s titanic action film, Pacific Rim, was a surprising success in 2013: an effects-heavy mechs vs kaiju bout that embodied the directors’ passion for all that is larger-than-life […]

Tomb Raider Review – Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft Reboot Aims for a Cinematic Bullseye, But Unfortunately Misses the Mark

The Tomb Raider franchise has been incredibly successful ever since its inception in 1996, selling 63 million copies worldwide. Lara Croft has also been one of gaming’s most popular protagonists, […]

Procrastinating? Read this.

Procrastination seems to be one of the buzzwords of the 21st Century; it has been the topic of countless self-help articles, blog posts, YouTube videos (and less helpful, but funny […]

Den of Thieves Review – Gerard Butler Steals the Show in Christian Gudegast’s Tightly-Constructed Bank Heist Thriller

Regardless of the quality of his films, I’ve always been a fan of Gerard Butler. Yeah sure, last year’s Geostorm was about as successful as a sunbathing session during monsoon […]

The Commuter Review – Liam Neeson’s Particular Set of Action Hero Skills Stand Out in a Film That Still Comes a Little Off The Rails

In 2008, with the release of Pierre Morel’s Taken, the unthinkable happened: rugged Irish thespian Liam Neeson, known for his award-nominated roles in films such as Schindler’s List and Michael […]

The Mummy Review – The ‘Dark Universe’ Needs a Few Bandages to Bring Itself Back to Life after this Lukewarm, yet Innocently Fun, Start

If there is one trend that has really surged into the blood stream of the film industry, it’s the so-called ‘Cinematic Universe’. Marvel, DC, Fox, they’ve all jumped aboard the […]

REVIEW: Half A Sixpence, Noel Coward Theatre

This review comes after having seen Cameron Mackintosh’s reworked revival of the classic musical: ‘Half a Sixpence’ for the second time, five months after having seen it the first time […]