Movie Review: Rogue (2007)

Rogue poster Would have probably been a lot more enjoyable if I had actually watched it back in 2007

Stars: Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington
Director: 
Greg McLean

Synopsis: A bunch of tourists on a boat tour in the Australian Outback find themselves stranded on a small island after a man-eating crocodile attacks their boat. As the tidal waters start to come in and the island they’re on gets smaller, the people prepare to fight for their lives against a predator who is very ready to eat its prey. Continue reading Movie Review: Rogue (2007)

Movie Review: The Girl on the Train (2016)

Girl on Train poster Who knew commuting on a train every day could lead to so much excitement

Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans
Director: 
Tate Taylor

Synopsis: Rachel (Emily Blunt) is an alcoholic who is still struggling from the breakdown of her marriage. Every day she catches the train too and from New York City all the while drinking to drown her sorrows and observing the lives of two households along the route. On one such occasion she randomly leaves the train and then wakes up in her apartment, covered in blood and with no memory of the previous day until a missing person report on the news has her questioning her involvement and determined to figure out the truth of what happened. Continue reading Movie Review: The Girl on the Train (2016)

Movie Review: Crawl (2019)

Crawl poster Hands down one of the best big-bad creature horrors I’ve ever seen!

Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark
Director: 
Alexandre Aja
Writers: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen

Synopsis: A young woman, Hayley (Kaya Scodelario), finds herself trapped, with her injured father (Barry Pepper), in a slowly flooding house in Florida during a category 5 hurricane. If that wasn’t bad enough the flood waters have brought in huge alligators, so it suddenly becomes a choice between drowning or fighting against these killer creatures to get to the way out. Continue reading Movie Review: Crawl (2019)

Movie Review: The Lion King (2019)

Lion King 2019 poster Breathtaking….also baby lions are too damn cute!

Stars: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Billy Eichner
Director: 
Jon Favreau

Synopsis: Young lion cub Simba is tricked, by his scheming uncle Scar, into thinking he caused the death of his father. After convincing Simba to flee into exile, Scar takes over as king of Pride Rock and rules in an evil and tyrannical way. Simba’s new life of carefree fun and freedom is brought to a halt when his past catches up to him and he must decide if he will turn and run or accept who he is and face it head on. Continue reading Movie Review: The Lion King (2019)

Movie Review: The Lion King (1994)

Lion King 1994 poster And welcome to my absolute favourite Disney film of all time

Stars: Jonathan Talyor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Niketa Calame-Harris, Cheech Marin, Ernie Sabella, Madge Sinclair
Directors: 
Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff

Synopsis: Young lion cub Simba is tricked, by his scheming uncle Scar, into thinking he caused the death of his father. After convincing Simba to flee into exile, Scar takes over as king of Pride Rock and rules in an evil and tyrannical way. Simba’s new life of carefree fun and freedom is brought to a halt when his past catches up to him and he must decide if he will turn and run or accept who he is and face it head on. Continue reading Movie Review: The Lion King (1994)

Movie Review: Booksmart (2019)

Booksmart Poster I kind of sort of wish my final day/night of school had been like this

Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Billie Lourd
Director: 
Olivia Wilde

Synopsis: Molly (Beanie Feldstein) & Amy (Kaitlyn Dever), two best friends who spent their high school years studying and not doing anything crazy like partying or letting loose, realise that the kids that did the opposite to them still managed to get into great colleges despite doing all of the fun things. So, on the eve of their graduation, they are determined to cram as much fun as they can into the evening by sneaking out and attending a party hosted by the most popular guy in the grade. The only problem is that they don’t have his address so a simple trip to a party turns into a crazy night full of fun and adventure. Continue reading Movie Review: Booksmart (2019)

Movie Review: Toy Story 4 (2019)

Toy Story 4 poster I want you to meet… Forky.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Christina Hendricks, Jordan Peele, Keanu Reeves, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt 
Director: 
Josh Cooley

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Synopsis:
Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the rest of the toy gang head off on a road-trip adventure with Bonnie and her new ‘toy’ Forky (Tony Hale). When Woody & Forky get separated from the group they have their own mini adventure, while trying to get back to them, involving a talking doll and her creepy ventriloquist dummy’s as well as a reunion with an old friend….Bo Peep (Annie Potts).  Continue reading Movie Review: Toy Story 4 (2019)

TV Review: Dark: Season 1 (2017)

Dark poster “The end is the beginning, and the beginning is the end”

Stars: Karoline Eichhorn, Tamar Pelzig, Louis Hofmann 
Creators:
Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese

Synopsis: After two children go missing, the small town of Winden is thrown into disarray and secrets and history of 4 families begin to come to light. As things unravel, it starts to become obvious that it’s not just the current events that are intertwined but it is also other events that stretch over years and somehow defy the logic of time. Continue reading TV Review: Dark: Season 1 (2017)

Movie Review: Toy Story 3 (2010)

Toy Story 3 poster Welcome to Sunnyside, folks.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles, Michael Keaton, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Blake Clark
Director: 
Lee Unkrich

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Synopsis: Andy has grown up and is heading off to college, but what does that mean for Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the rest of the toys? The small remaining group is intended for a bag in the attic but a mix up with Andy’s mother results in them being cast out with the garbage and the toys taking it upon themselves to be donated to a childcare centre. First impressions have the toys loving this new home and never wanting to leave, that is until they realise that everything isn’t as it seems, and the toddler room is where toys go to be destroyed not played with. It’s up to Woody to convince the rest if them that they weren’t meant to be thrown out and that going home is the right thing to do but a pink strawberry scented teddy bear named Lotso (Ned Beatty) is standing between them and their freedom and is determined not to let them go. Continue reading Movie Review: Toy Story 3 (2010)

Documentary Review: Our Planet: Mini-Series

Our Planet poster Breathtaking, heartbreaking, incredible

Stars: David Attenborough (Narrator)
Directors: 
Adam Chapman, Hugh Pearson, Huw Cordey, Sophie Lanfear, Mandi Stark, Jeff Wilson

Synopsis: Narrated by the wonderful David Attenborough, this documentary series takes a look at the different habitats on earth and the affects that humans have had on the animals and plants within them. Continue reading Documentary Review: Our Planet: Mini-Series