After review “Fifty Shades lacking steaminess”

After movie posterOkay, I’ve said this four times this year so far, but this has gotta be the worst movie of the year. First, I said it for Captive State, then I said it for Hellboy, then The Challenger Disaster, and now, we’ve wound up here at After. How exactly did this movie come to be made?

For those who don’t know, this is based off of a One Direction fan fiction created on Wattpad (Which has previously given us movies such as The Kissing Booth) which eventually spun off into a five book series including one installment called After Ever Happy. So, somehow this turned into a movie starring Selma Blair from Cruel Intentions for a whopping five minutes and that kid who played Tom Riddle in The Half Blood Prince. There is no use in prolonging this any longer, let’s get into After. Continue reading

Someone Great review “A very important movie”

Someone Great movie posterAs lovely as some of the older romantic comedies may be, a lot of them are a bit out of date nowadays. From the lack of feminist perspectives, to the multitude of damsels in distress, it’s refreshing when a movie strays from the status quo. One of Netflix’s newer releases, Someone Great, takes the appeal of a rom-com, but adds a 21st-century twist.

Someone Great follows Jenny, as she navigates the collapse of her nine-year long relationship on her last night in New York. Her two friends, Blair and Erin, help her enjoy her newly single self, whilst also making everlasting memories with each other on their very last evening together. Continue reading

Films Set At Sea: Top 5

Films set in the oceanSaturday 8th June 2019 is World Oceans Day. On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honour our fabulous oceans, which connect us all. This special celebration is about getting together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future for us and future generations.

To celebrate, we’re looking at the top five films to be set at sea or to feature water as a prominent feature throughout the movie’s running time. Whether it’s horror, sci-fi, historical drama or bombastic disaster movie, there’s no genre we haven’t scoured to bring you these fabulous films. Shall we begin? Continue reading

X-Men: Dark Phoenix review “Goodbye normal Jean”

X-Men: Dark Phoenix posterIt would be easy to write off X-Men: Dark Phoenix as a complete and utter disaster. With the departure of Bryan Singer (again) from the franchise, first-time director Simon Kinberg taking his place and rumours of costly reshoots pushing the budget north of $200million, things weren’t looking good for this adaptation of the popular Marvel comic.

Let’s not forget that the last time Fox tried to adapt this storyline we ended up with 2006’s The Last Stand, and the less said about that the better. Looking back over the last 20 years, the X-Men’s film franchise history has been chequered to say the least.

Nevertheless, this particular timeline that started with Matthew Vaughn’s adequate First Class, followed up by the excellent Days of Future Past and the flabby Apocalypse ends with Dark Phoenix. But is it worthy of your consideration? Continue reading

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile review “Making serial killers sexy again…”

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile movie posterDon’t you just love a sexy serial killer? Hollywood certainly does. Recent onscreen depictions have been accused of romanticising men who have committed atrocious crimes because the actors chosen to play them are significantly more attractive. For example, Ross Lynch, the teen heartthrob star of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, played serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer back in 2018; a man who brutally raped and murdered 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991.

In the same year, former Glee star Darren Criss was cast as Andrew Cunanan, the spree killer who murdered five people during a three month period in 1997.  Now it’s the turn of serial killer and rapist Ted Bundy to receive an aesthetic upgrade in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, directed by Joe Berlinger. Continue reading