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  • Independence Day: Resurgence

    Independence Day: Resurgence 2016

    ★★★ Watched 23 Jun, 2016

    20 years after the devastating alien attack on Earth, mankind has rebuilt much of the wreckage wrought by the first invasion. In those two decades, humanity has integrated the alien technology into their own, making great scientific advances for the benefit of all. But from the furthest reaches of space a call has been answered, and Earth now faces another attack from the aliens, an onslaught that is bigger than anything that the nations of Earth could have prepared for.…

  • Finding Dory

    Finding Dory 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Jun, 2016

    In 2003, Pixar released its fifth animated feature. A little movie called Finding Nemo. Following a tiny clownfish called Marlin and a blue tang called Dory, the film chronicled their journey across the ocean, searching for Marlin's lost son Nemo. It was an unqualified success at the box office, with multiple Oscar nominations. Now, 13 years later, Pixar has released Finding Dory.

    Set one year after the first film, Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) finds herself having flashbacks to her childhood. After…

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Aug, 2014

    I'm not going to lie. I've been looking forward to this movie ever since I heard it was going to be made. As titbits of casting news and story details were slowly revealed, my excitement steadily grew, with the trailers building the hype up to such a frenzy that I began to worry there was no way that Guardians could live up to its potential. I mean this is a story about a relatively unknown group of heroes that features…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 03 Aug, 2014

    There's a lot to like about Dawn. Like a lot of great sequels, the themes are a lot darker than its predecessor, and that in itself lends an emotional weight to the proceedings, adding to the feeling that there is a lot at stake to the events that unfold on-screen.

    There is a more focus on the apes this time around, and the perfect marriage of technical wizardry coupled with nuanced motion performance allows the film-maker to create scenes that…