Welcome to the Punch – 3/5 stars

A police thriller with a subplot in corruption is nothing new; if anything, it is becoming an almost stale trend. So, the initial vibe of this feature is that of déjà vu. However, the inclusion of some extra chases, guns and fight scenes – along with the involvement of Ridley Scott – can improve anything. Welcome to the Punch is the second film by Shifty‘s Evan Creevy, … Continue reading Welcome to the Punch – 3/5 stars

Zero Dark Thirty – 5/5 stars

Even after ten years, it is almost hard to think about 9/11 without thinking of the emotions going through your head when you hear and see archive footage.  It is a historic event for all the wrong reasons and to have the biggest manhunt in modern history brought onto the big screen needs guts and faith, in both the director and screenwriter. Zero Dark Thirty is … Continue reading Zero Dark Thirty – 5/5 stars

John Carter – 3/5 stars

Following the steps of fellow Pixar alumni Brad Bird, WALL-E and Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton ventures into his first live-action film with an adaptation of John Carter, based on the novels by pulp fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs. We see rogueish Confederate soldier John Carter (played by the relatively unkempt Taylor Kitsch) being mysteriously transported to Mars.  Here, he finds himself embroiled on a planetary war involving … Continue reading John Carter – 3/5 stars