Movie Review: Prospect (2018)

Prospect movieIt’s like just after the gold rush, if the gold rush had happened in space

Stars: Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass, Pedro Pascal
Directors: 
Christopher Caldwell, Zeek Earl

Synopsis: A teenage girl, Cee (Sophie Thatcher), and her father (Jay Duplass) travel to an alien planet with the intention of striking it rich by searching for and digging up the hard to find gems that grow beneath the surface. While there they face not just the poisonous air that forces them to stay in space suits but other people who are also searching for the gems and of course human greed. One particular stranger (Pedro Pascal) also helps Cee to realise that trust shouldn’t come easily but it’s also sometimes better to be with someone that alone on an alien world. Continue reading Movie Review: Prospect (2018)

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Movie Review: Cube (1997)

Cube posterThis could have been great, sadly it failed

Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett 
Director: 
Vincenzo Natali

Synopsis: A group of strangers wake up inside a strange maze-like structure and are forced to try and move from room to room, avoiding the random traps that are set to kill and find a way to escape. Conflicting clues, conflicting personalities and an endless stream of rooms has them feeling very far away from an exit and very close to utter defeat. Continue reading Movie Review: Cube (1997)

Movie Review: 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 Movie Review: Mortal Engines (2018)

TV Review: 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 TV Review: Nightflyers – Season 1 (2019)

Movie Review: 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 Movie Review: Io (2019)

Movie Review: 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 Movie Review: Children Of Men (2006)

Movie Review: 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 Movie Review: Bumblebee (2018)