Category: Movie Reviews

Review: The Dark Tower + Possibility of a TV Series!

The only redeeming feature of The Dark Tower – casting Idris Elba. Rating: 5/10 As someone who has read Stephen King’s The Gunslinger, I felt that The Dark Tower was nothing more than a generic fantasy with no soul. Whatever Nikolaj Arcel and the three other screenplay writers did, it was clearly a disaster. With early test screens being too confusing to the test audiences, multiple reshoots and post-production issues – this much hyped movie has been plagued with trouble. So, it was with no massive surprise that a) this movie was not released early to the critics and...

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Review: The Emoji Movie ┐( ̄ヘ ̄)┌

The Emoji Movie had me with low expectations with all the bad reviews and yet gave me some cheap shallow laughs. Just don’t think and you can get through it. By Jeremy Say The Emoji Movie is a piece of art, just not a very good one. Nuke this to kingdom come I say, this critically lambasted movie was obliterated by the currently controversial site Rotten Tomatoes. So it stands to reason that this movie had no chance at all at the box office. Yet, I find myself curious enough to attempt watching a bad movie. As it turns...

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Movie Review: Baby Driver

By Muhammad Nabil Rating: 9/10 Admittedly, I had my doubts when I heard Ansel Elgort was cast as the protagonist of the film. I mean, after a decent stint as Gus Waters in The Fault In Our Stars and an overall (really) whiny showcase as Caleb Prior in the Divergent series, I can safely say I wasn’t exactly thrilled after hearing that one of my favourite movie genres was about to be tainted with his bland and emotionless acting. Even the presence of Hollywood heavyweights like Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx weren’t enough to balance it out. However in...

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Review: Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk

By Jeremy Say Dunkirk is Christopher Nolan’s latest World War II film is about the miraculous retreat of British forces from the Germans at Dunkirk. It was also incredibly lucky for us that MBO invited us to their new outlet in the Starling Mall with an early screening, all so that I can properly mull over this movie. The reason I need some extra time, is simply that the scope of this movie is larger than expected. This not a movie to go watch while sitting back and relaxing if you really want to get the most out of...

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REVIEW: War for the Planet of the Apes

As someone who had never seen the last two Planet of the Apes movies, I went into the cinema not knowing what to expect. Matt Reeves, at the helm of the ending installation to the trilogy had standards to uphold, but how would they play out? I needn’t have worried, because to be absolutely honest – the movie was in all aspects beautiful. For those of us who were unfamiliar about the origins of the Apes, included minimalistically were a few paragraphs of their backstory – a very considerate inclusion from the production side. This movie follows the manifestation...

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