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  • Spy

    Spy 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 22 May, 2015

    The latest comedy from writer/director Paul Feig, stars Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham, mixing the spy genre with the trademark humour that Feig has come to be known for.

    Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a CIA agent whose marks were off the charts during her training as a cadet. Now, due to a lack faith in her skills, Cooper finds herself providing remote support and guidance to Bradley Fine (Jude Law), a field agent for the CIA. Law…

  • Pitch Perfect 2

    Pitch Perfect 2 2015

    ★★★ Watched 17 May, 2015

    Back in 2012, a little movie called Pitch Perfect popped into the scene. The film focused on college a-Capella groups and introduced this world to the audience through the eyes of Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick), a rebellious freshman who joins an all-female sorority, the Barden Bellas, and infuses their songs with fresh new ideas that propels the group to win the national a-Capella competition. The film was a surprise hit with just the right mixture of toe-tapping songs, fun dance…

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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…