“Hail Coens!” Hail, Caesar review

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By Rob Stoakes

RUN! RUN! THE END TIMES ARE NEAR! IT’S A COEN BROTHERS MOVIE WITHOUT JOHN GOODMAN! AAAAAAAIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

That’s how much I love the Coen Brothers; I’m willing to open my review, my first impression to you all, with a joke you will only understand if you’ve literally buried yourself in Blood Simple DVDs.

The two brothers are easily two of my favourite directors and writers of all time. Let’s just name some films; A Serious Man, Fargo, Raising Arizona, No Country for Old Men, Bridge of Spies, Inside Llewyn Davis, goddamn The godamn Big goddamn Lebowski! Keep your Steven Spielberg, to me the Coen Brothers are almost beyond praise, more the fearful reverence and awe that ancient folk worshipped their deities.

Ok, there was Gambit, but we don’t talk about that. 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