Nightflyers – Season 1 (2019)

NightflyersHey look, it’s every space movie/TV show ever made all mashed in together…this also isn’t a compliment

Stars: Eoin Macken, David Ajala, Jodie Turner-Smith, Angus Sampson
Creators: 
Jeff Buhler, George R.R. Martin

Synopsis: A collection of scientists and space explorers embark on a trip aboard the Nightflyer, travelling through the void in search of the Alien species called the Volcryn. While the journey seems simple enough, it is instantly plagued by strange occurrences and mysterious deaths and as they get closer to the Volcryn, these weird events start getting worse. Continue reading “Nightflyers – Season 1 (2019)”

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Io (2019)

ioNot the bees, not the bees!!

Stars: Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie, Danny Huston
Director: 
Jonathan Helpert

Synopsis: The earth is dying with only a handful of clean air pockets still in existence. Most of the human race have long since fled to a colony station located near Jupiter’s moon IO. However, Sam (Margaret Qualley), the daughter of a renowned scientist, remains on earth trying to find a way to save the planet. She befriends a man (Anthony Mackie) who turns up in a hot air balloon and decides to travel with him to the final transport ship off the planet and finally leave the dying planet behind. Continue reading “Io (2019)”

Children Of Men (2006)

children-men-3.jpgNo one warned me there would be feelings…

Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Director: 
Alfonso Cuarón

Synopsis: Set in a future when, due to unknown reasons, humans have evolved into an infertile state. The last child was born 18 years prior and society has fallen into violence and disarray from fear, government corruption and war. In amongst all of this, activist Julian (Julianne Moore) enlists her alcoholic and depressed ex-husband Theo (Clive Owen) as the only person she ultimately trusts to help her get from the war torn city to a safe zone at sea with a very special cargo, a heavily pregnant young woman. Continue reading “Children Of Men (2006)”

Bumblebee (2018)

bumblebeeNo, but seriously, it’s really good!

Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena
Director: 
Travis Knight

Synopsis: Skipping all the way back to the 1980s with cassette tapes, huge analogue televisions and VW beetles we are taken on the journey of how our (my) favourite yellow transformer came to earth, met his first human friend Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), earned his Bumblebee name and together laughed, cried and fought their way to finding their places in the world, all while saving it of course. Continue reading “Bumblebee (2018)”

Mute (2018)

Mute 1Stuff happens, things get weird, it’s in the future and the main guy is an Amish mute.

Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux
Director: 
 Duncan Jones

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Set in a future full of flying cars, A.I., cyborg limbs and electronics pretty much everywhere, our star character Leo (Alexander Skarsgard) is of course Amish and devout to the point of turning his back on televisions and living as simplistic a lifestyle as he possibly can in a modern city. To top it off, he’s mute, caused by an accident at a young age that his Amish mother refused to see medical treatment to fix because of their beliefs. Not only is he trying to live as a mute in a world that literally has countless resources to assist with talking (be it a phone or even surgery to provide an electronic voice box) and not using any of them because of his belief system, his girlfriend goes missing and he sets out to find her in the process unravelling a whole other side of her life he wasn’t aware of. Continue reading “Mute (2018)”

Extinction (2018)

Extinvtion 1And it was all a dream….or was it?

Stars:  Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan, Amelia Crouch
Director: 
Ben Young

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Having seen so many alien invasion films in my movie loving life, you think I’d be rolling my eyes at another and yet, after watching the trailer I was so keen to click play and check it out. This was likely due to the fact that the story revolved around a father who had prophetic dreams about an invasion while his family and friends thought he was crazy until….the invasion happened (insert spooky music here). While we all know an alien invasion movie is always good value, I wanted to see for myself if a dream prophecy story line was any good or if it ruined it. Continue reading “Extinction (2018)”

The Predator (2018)

Predator 1Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane
Director: 
Shane Black

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Remember the original predator movie that was just so intense, brutal, action packed and in many ways terrifying? Well if you’re hoping for that winning combination again in this film, with the brand new name of ‘The Predator’, you’ll find yourself disappointed. While the action is most definitely there…because you honestly couldn’t have a Predator movie without action….there is basically no suspense at all. I didn’t find myself even close to the edge of my seat at any point and dammit I wanted to be so on the edge I fell off! Continue reading “The Predator (2018)”

Upgrade (2018)

Upgrade

Director: Leigh Whannell
Writers: Leigh Whannell
Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen

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Please Note: The Following Contains Slight Spoilers (Sorry!)

Ever since watching the trailer I was so keen to see this movie and upon watching last night (thanks to old bosses who have access to streaming links BEST!) I was not disappointed. In three words; This. Movie’s. Awesome!! While the story itself is a bit on the standard futuristic side with automated cars, houses, robotic implants and A.I. essentially controlling everything on a daily basis, there are also elements of ‘days gone by’ throughout is kind of fun. By this I mean the fact that Grey (Logan Marshall-Green) is/was a mechanic and works on muscle cars and his wife doesn’t understand how he likes them because they don’t drive themselves or talk back. Or a later scene that has him paying for something and receives the comment “Ooo paper money, how fun”.

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