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  • Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 31 Jan, 2015

    Daniel Craig's era of James Bond has ushered a more serious, gritty version of the British spy. Brutal, efficient and not a trace of campiness in sight. However for those of you who yearn for a return to the witty one-liners, crazy gadgets and over-the-top villains, topped with a Martini shaken not stirred, then Kingsman might just be your cup of tea.

    The film focuses on the titular group of agents called the Kingsmen, the modern day equivalent of the…

  • Big Hero 6 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    When Marvel was first bought by Disney, fan-boys everywhere rejoiced, imagining amazing animated movies featuring the characters from Marvel's super-hero line-up. Sadly this didn't come to pass... until now.

    Big Hero 6 is based on a Marvel property about 6 obscure superheroes. But don't let the obscurity fool you. As Guardians of the Galaxy proved, even the most unknown group of misfits can prove to be box-office gold if they are handled the right way, with clever writing, and Big…

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  • 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 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…