The Best Movie Weddings: Top 5

The Best Movie WeddingsYou’d have to have been living under a rock to miss the fanfare surrounding the marriage of Prince Harry to Suits star Meghan Markle. The loved-up duo have been more akin to Hollywood A-listers in the press coverage surrounding their impending nuptials than British royals.

Nevertheless, the moment is upon us when Princess Diana’s youngest son, Harry, finally marries the love of his life. With that in mind, I thought it was high time to have a trawl through the archives and pick out the very best movie weddings of all time. Did you favourites make the cut? There’s only one way to find out. Read on. Continue reading

The Week Of review “A sinking boat that’s also on fire”

The Week Of posterIt’s not often that an Adam Sandler vehicle actually looks like it could be a promising watch. One of Netflix’s latest releases, The Week Of, actually seemed like it could have been a fairly okay movie. On paper, it had Chris Rock and a plethora of other typical comedy actors, all of whom have a fair amount of recognisable talent. However, was this talent as recognisable when translated to the actual film?

The answer, in short, is no. This movie, with all of its possible merits and a plot that could have been successful, is bad. Granted, it’s not as though it’s badly made – that would be unfair to say. It’s that it is mind-numbingly boring, to the point where I would have preferred to have sat doing nothing for the two-hour running time, over watching that movie. It got to a point of desperation: I was waiting for it to end. Continue reading

Deadpool 2 review “More of the same”

Deadpool 2 posterWho would have thought we would get to this? I certainly didn’t. After the right royal mess 20th Century Fox made of everyone’s favourite anti-hero, Deadpool, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine all those years ago, it felt like a solo outing would never be possible, never mind a sequel.

Deadpool senior went on to gross nearly $800million worldwide, impressive for an R-rated (15 certification) flick, and was an undisputed king of comic-book hero movies. Like Guardians of the Galaxy was for Marvel Studios, Deadpool was a huge gamble that paid off massively thanks to Ryan Reynold’s brilliant comic-timing and an origins story that wasn’t done to death. Naturally, a sequel was always on the cards. But are we looking at a sequel of Empire quality or Speed 2: Cruise Control? Continue reading

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore review “A blockbuster indie”

I Don't Feel at home in this World Anymore posterNetflix has been killing the game with its original releases recently. Following on from a plethora of original, thought-provoking and genuinely brilliant movies comes the latest Elijah Wood vehicle, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore. The directing debut from Macon Blair is far from the general expectation of a vigilante film. However, the question is, is it worth a watch?

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore follows Ruth (Melanie Lynskey), a nurse who is burglarised by a group of criminals. After joining forces with her neighbour, Tony (Elijah Wood), they embark on a journey to get revenge, and to find her missing silverware. Continue reading

Kodachrome review “Predictable, but in a good way”

Kodachrome posterIt’s quite hard to make a movie 100 per cent original. Kodachrome, one of Netflix’s newest releases, is not exception to this rule. However, as far as family dramas go, this movie is far from being boringly predictable.

The movie follows Matt (Jason Sudeikis), a  man who is doing quite badly in his job and even worse in his relationship with his father. His dad, Ben (Ed Harris) is a self-absorbed photographer with liver cancer. Thanks to Ben’s nurse Zoë (Elizabeth Olsen), the trio embark on a trip to the last place in America that develops Kodachrome film. Continue reading