Monstrous $100m opening expected for Jurassic World + new clip

The fourth instalment in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World is expected to open to bumper figures when it roars into cinemas next month.

The film, created by indie director Colin Trevorrow takes place 22 years after the events of Steven Spielberg’s breath-taking Jurassic Park, which was released in 1993. Continue reading

“A CGI disaster” Tomorrowland review

TOMORROWLAND: A WORLD BEYOND   (UK CERT: 12A)

Director: Brad Bird  

Music: Michael Giacchino

Starring: George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson


REVIEW AUTHOR: Adam Brannon

Disney has an intriguing track record when it comes to movies. The multi-billion dollar company has produced some incredible films and some absolute stinkers, with its live-action department bearing the brunt of this misfortune.

Here, The Incredibles director Brad Bird is hoping to add another great film to his CV with Tomorrowland: A World Beyond, but does this George Clooney fantasy adventure tick all the right boxes? Continue reading

“Cinematic Red Bull” Mad Max: Fury Road review

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD   (UK CERT: 15)

Director: George Miller  

Music: Junkie XL

Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult


REVIEW AUTHOR: Rob Stoakes

Up until a week ago, I was really looking forward to this film. Mad Max as a series has a criminally underestimated impact on our pop culture psyche thanks to its unique aesthetic. Everyone now knows exactly what they want to do in the event of the apocalypse; strap dustbin lids and S&M gear to our bodies. Continue reading

“Incredibly well-made” Big Game review

BIG GAME   (UK CERT: 12A)

Director: Jalmari Helander  

Music: Juri & Miska Seppa

Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Onni Tommila, Jim Broadbent


REVIEW AUTHOR: Rob Stoakes

If you asked me as a baby what film genre I would think would have more complex plots in the future, I would pee myself. That’s what you get for asking a baby questions about the evolution of cinema.

As a functioning adult who doesn’t pee himself quite as often, however, I am surprised at how ambitious action movies have become. As an example, Avengers: Age of Ultron is 150 minutes long after the studio cut out an hour. It can’t just be about a robot trying to take over the world, either; no, your brain needs to keep a mental chart of all the relationships, motivations and plans within plans. And Avengers 2 is relatively straight forward compared to some other recent fare (hi Christopher Nolan). Continue reading

MM Top 5: Film Scores

Adam Brannon takes a look through five movie scores that prove there really is no film without music. But which musical masterpieces made the cut?

In the interests of fairness, composer John Williams has been limited to two films as his movie scores could fill an entire list on their own.

Disney Pixar has also been limited to one film, also in the interests of fairness. Continue reading