Review: Fast & Furious 9

Director: Justin Lin Stars: John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson There's a point in nearly any long-running TV series or soap opera when desperate writers will start to retcon character histories to bring in hitherto unknown relatives (usually younger siblings) in an effort to tell new stories and freshen up the cast list. It usually … Continue reading Review: Fast & Furious 9

Why I Love… #124: Resident Evil: Retribution

Year: 2012 Director: Paul WS Anderson Stars: Milla Jovovich, Li Bingbing, Sienna Guillory Okay, stick with me on this. Paul WS Anderson - a largely derided or simply dismissed director - is a man preoccupied. His career can be looked at like someone obsessively playing a video game over and over. His first feature, Mortal Kombat, … Continue reading Why I Love… #124: Resident Evil: Retribution

Review: She Dies Tomorrow

Director: Amy Seimetz Stars: Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Michelle Rodriguez One of the ultimate truisms and taboos in our society is that we're all going to die. It's a natural event; one of the few guaranteed experiences we will all encounter; yet bringing it up in conversation - as evidenced here in Amy Seimetz's … Continue reading Review: She Dies Tomorrow

Review: Widows

Director: Steve McQueen Stars: Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez There's more than one locked room to crack in Steve McQueen's blistering new heist movie Widows. Viola Davis' Veronica Rawlings is as tough a nut as we've yet encountered from this director, whose work has a thematic through-run of protagonists restricted by bonds, literal or psychological. … Continue reading Review: Widows

Review: Fast & Furious 7

It may have taken prior directorial mainstay Justin Lin a few goes to truly nail down the formula, but let's approach Fast & Furious 7 as what it is; the latest entry in a franchise that bears as much resemblance to real life as Guardians Of The Galaxy. Except in Fast & Furious everyone's either Drax or Gamora. … Continue reading Review: Fast & Furious 7

Pretty Vacancy: Watching 5 Fast And Furious Movies Back-To-Back Part 2

Lunch completed, it continues... If you've started reading here go back. Caught up? Good, because we're not stopping yet... 14:55 pm: The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) 14:59: Gratuitous upskirt-shot as the director's name appears. Looking classy already. Conspicuous lack of previous 'stars' involved in this installment... 15:00: Wait... are we in high school … Continue reading Pretty Vacancy: Watching 5 Fast And Furious Movies Back-To-Back Part 2

Pretty Vacancy: Watching 5 Fast And Furious Movies Back-To-Back Part 1

May Bank Holiday and the sun is shining. I live in the West Country in England. Outside are rolling green hills, babbling rivers, breezy beaches. On the air, seagulls ride thermals against cloudless blue. It's a perfect day. ...so, naturally, my housemates and I have assembled in the living room, drawn the curtains, and are … Continue reading Pretty Vacancy: Watching 5 Fast And Furious Movies Back-To-Back Part 1