Game Night review “Perfect popcorn comedy”

Game Night posterReading that Game Night is by the same guys that brought you Horrible Bosses may seem not sound like a selling point, and you could be forgiven in running as fast as you can in the opposition direction, but please, don’t let it put you off.

Game Night is a (moderately) witty, self-aware, screwball comedy with enough titters and twists to keep you entertained to the end. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein may have fallen short on Horrible Bosses (they only wrote the screenplay) but prove to be a winning combination in the director’s chair. Continue reading

Early Man review “Stuck in the Stone Age”

Early Man posterAardman Animation and Nick Park have brought us some of the best stock motion animation over the years, from the likes of Chicken Run, The Pirates! In an Adventures with Scientists and of course the Wallace and Gromit franchise.

They have brought together great British comedy that is relevant to both children and adults alike, and their films could even rival the likes of Pixar.

Now in cinemas is their latest project Early Man, a prehistoric story that looks at the early ancestors of our favourite Aardman characters. Continue reading

When We First Met review “A lost cause”

When We First Met posterThe romantic comedy. No other movie genre has come so far, seen so much and produced so little in terms of good films. The latest Netflix release, When We First Met, is no exception to this.

The film follows Noah (Adam Devine) who is in love with Avery (Alexandra Daddario). However, shockingly, Avery doesn’t love Noah, but Noah loves Avery. Many rom-com cliches later, Noah ends up in a photo booth that can travel in time. He utilises this discovery in order to make Avery fall in love with him, instead of her amazingly perfect boyfriend Ethan (Robbie Amell). Continue reading

Jennifer Aniston Performances: Top 5

Jennifer Aniston Top 5 rolesToday, February 11th 2018, the wonderful Jennifer Aniston turns 49. On our screens since, wait for it, 1988 and her performance in Mac & Me, the American actress has been a household name, arguably from her breakthrough role as Rachel Green in the US sitcom, Friends, which ended in 2004 – I know, I can’t believe it either.

Since then, she has starred in no less than 25 films. That’s an incredible achievement for any actress and while quite a lot of those haven’t been critical darlings, some have been given cult status and found Aniston in roles that perhaps she wouldn’t have chosen early on in her career. With that in mind, and to celebrate her 49th birthday, I’ve chosen 5 roles that showcase what a talent she actually is and to prove once and for all she isn’t relegated to terrible rom-coms. Read on to find out which are the best Jennifer Aniston movies. Continue reading

Downsizing review “This little film has big shoes to fill”

Downsizing posterAlexander Payne was clearly vying for Oscars attention when it came to penning the screenplay for Downsizing. And why not, he’s certainly got form in the awards department. A two-time Oscar winner with a further three nominations, his films have been bold and topical.

That topical trademark shows no signs of dissipating with Downsizing, as Payne takes on the themes of overpopulation and the effects it’ll have on us in the future. But is the resulting film one of his best works? Or are we looking at a bit of a dud? Continue reading