Mortal Engines (2018)

Mortal posterVisually, this is pretty incredible.

Stars: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving 
Director: 
Christian Rivers

Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic future, people live in vast cities that move around on wheels consuming each other in order to source power and stay alive. Tom (Robert Sheehan) & Hester (Hera Hilmar) discover a conspiracy while in London and have to put their differences aside and work together if they are going to stop it and save what remains of the world. Continue reading “Mortal Engines (2018)”

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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)”

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)”

Malevolent (2018)

malevolent 1Be warned, there are creepy ghost children.

Stars: Florence Pugh, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Scott Chambers
Director: 
Olaf de Fleur Johannesson

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Firstly, well done Netflix, well done. As far as direct to video (or streaming service as it may be) this horror film is one of the better ones I’ve seen. Set around a group of young people in 1986 that are making ends meet during collage by faking a medium ability and cleansing houses of ghosts before meeting their match at the home of an old orphanage where a number of girls died in a horrible murder years prior. So lets tick the boxes shall we, ghosts, weird old lady, people scamming others and a run down orphanage ummm yep that’s the makings of a horror movie if I’ve ever seen them. Oh and lets not forget creepy kids because creepy kids are the worst! Continue reading “Malevolent (2018)”

Venom (2018)

Venom 1Venom got that family friendly, blood free treatment…still kinda fun though.

Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, Riz Ahmed
Director: 
Ruben Fleischer

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Why was I excited to watch this movie? Hello…didn’t you watch the trailer and see the brilliant pairing in the sarcastic, witty and very much self-centred duo of Eddie (Tom Hardy) and Venom (umm also Tom Hardy). And an anti-hero movie, who doesn’t love those?? Okay let me rephrase, I love those!! So why was I suddenly concerned about a month before release and still so as I walked into the cinema this evening? That would be because I read the news that Sony had edited the film to earn it a PG-13 rating in the US (Australia converted that to a basic M), so the R rating (or MA15+ for the aussies following along) I was expecting and had been promised to us was taken away for bigger audience range and box office $$ because there have definitely been no examples recently of non-family friendly superhero movies working (cough…cough…Deadpool & Logan). So yes, I was concerned, I was disappointed and I was letting my excitement for this film get deflated until I reminded myself that hey the Jurassic Park films have those ratings and I love them so what the hell. Let’s do it…..and people, honestly, Venom was kind of great!! Continue reading “Venom (2018)”