February (2015)

Jupiter Ascending, 06/02/15

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Visually stunning, overly complicated, and, at times, utterly ludicrous, Jupiter Ascending is yet another beautiful misfire for the Wachowskis (The Matrix). Mila Kunis (Ted) and Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street) hold up well in the leads, but the rest is a bit of a mess.

Review coming soon.

2 Stars

Seventh Son, 06/02/15

Seventh Son - Title

Sergei Bodrov’s adaptation of Joseph Delaney’s young-adult fantasy series is just as disappointing as you’d expect for a movie delayed for over two years. Hammy acting from Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and Jeff Bridges (Tron: Legacy) only makes things worse.

Review coming soon.

1.5 Stars

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water, 06/02/15

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Maybe I’m getting too-old and jaded, but it’s difficult to find anything funny about Sponge Out Of Water. It’s the antithesis of last year’s truly excellent The Lego Movie – in that it plays up similar childhood themes and gags, but without ever once making you laugh.

Review coming soon.

1.5 Stars

The Voices, 06/02/15

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While it’s creepy and gory enough to pass as a fun horror flick, the comedy in The Voices never quite hits the right mark – making the viewing experience a little too uncomfortable. Still, Ryan Reynolds (The Proposal) delivers a great performance as the lead (and ‘voices’).

Review coming soon.

2.5 Stars

Kingsman: The Secret Service, 13/02/15

Kingsman: The Secret Service - Title

Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) returns with another cult-classic in the making, re-teaming with Kick-Ass scribe Mark Millar. Stylish, brutal and unapologetically over-the-top, Kingsman boasts one of the most wildly entertaining adventures of the year.

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4 Stars

The Duff, 20/02/15

The Duff - Title

While it’s at times a little clichéd and undeniably corny, on the whole The Duff succeeds in telling a heartwarming and genuinely amusing tale. It’s not quite as clever as it thinks, but lead actress Mae Whitman (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) makes this worth a watch.

Review coming soon.

3 Stars

Hot Tub Time Machine 2, 20/02/15

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Shamelessly crude and not even a little funny, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is a surprise early contender for ‘worst movie of the year’. Plagued by unlikeable leads, lazy writing and a mean misogynistic streak, Adam Scott (Parks & Rec) is the only bearable thing about it.

Review coming soon.

1 Stars

McFarland, USA, 20/02/15

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It’s hopelessly predictable, but McFarland, USA is also one of the most heart-warming movies of the year. Kevin Costner (Draft Day) nails it in the lead, and is ably supported by a quietly impressive supporting cast. This ‘feel-good’ movie delivers the feels.

Review coming soon.

3.5 Stars

Focus, 27/02/15

Focus - Title

It’s slick, it’s flashy and, at times, it’s genuinely unpredictable, but Focus‘ multiple twists and turns end-up being its undoing. Will Smith (Hitch) and Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street) show great chemistry in the leads, but this flick lacks a coherent plot.

Review coming soon.

2.5 Stars


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