Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Director: James Gunn Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Three years on since James Gunn brought in the first Guardians Of The Galaxy film and its stock has changed considerably. When that movie rode in on the coattails of Captain America: The Winter Soldier it was a relatively unknown commodity; something of a gamble for Marvel Studios. … Continue reading Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Review: Fast & Furious 8

Director: F. Gary Gray Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham  While he may look and act like a Mr Potato Head that somehow came to life, and who then got a bit too greedy at a festive lunch and has now been left half-dozing in a bleary-eyed food coma of slurred speech and dulled faculties, Vin Diesel … Continue reading Review: Fast & Furious 8

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

Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy

This review contains a paragraph (the 2nd one) which could be taken as significantly spoilery. You have been warned. Marvel movies, at least at present, seem comfortable abiding by a simple, sturdy and undoubtedly profitable formula. Loosely, it goes something like this: A bad object appears. A bad man wants the bad object. The bad … Continue reading Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy

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