Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming ‘This Is Your Chance Peter!’

I was struck at the same thought 5 minutes into Spider-Man: Homecoming that I had for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 two months ago – “Wow! These people really know what they’re doing.” This was a movie I did not want to like, a third reboot for Spider-Man in 15 years and I didn’t think there was…

Review: ‘Baby Driver’ is the Best Movie of the Year!

This is the second time director Edgar Wright has made my favourite movie of the year! Seven years ago Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World came crashing in poised as a summer hit and instead flopped destined to become a cult classic. Since then the director has done ‘almost’ two movies besides this one. The World’s…

‘Okja’ Easily Clears the Low Bar Set By Netflix’s Feature Film Production

From Bong Joon Ho and Plan B Entertainment, a Netflix Original Film, ‘Okja’ Starring: Seo Hyu-Ahn Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Devon Bostick, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Jake Gyllenhaal, with Giancarlo Esposito Budget: $50 million, Music by: Jaeil Jung, Cinematography by: Darius Khondji It’s always nice to see an original idea well-executed and on a decent budget. With Okja, the second (after the $60…

Review: The ‘Life’ We Know

Why did Jake Gyllenhaal trap Ryan Reynolds behind an air lock? That was the question that drove me to see Life. Has Gyllenhaal gone space crazy? Is it to save his own skin? Is he the poison pill character in horror films? A criminally underutilized aspect of the marketing campaign typical to Sony is all over the place…

REVIEW: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ is a warm familiar place

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Writers: John Gatins (story), Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler), Derek Connolly (Jurassic World), Max Borenstein (Godzilla) Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Richard Jenkins, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Marc Evan Jackson, and John C. Reilly Run Time: 118 Minutes Studios: Legendary Pictures (Godzilla), Warner Bros….

John Wick: Chapter 2 offers more of the same with greater confidence

Director: Chad Stahelski Writer: Derek Kolstad Starring: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Riccardo Scamarcio, Claudia Gerini, Common, Lance Reddick, John Leguizamo, Ruby Rose, Laurence Fishburne Plot: After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life. Studio: LGS (LionsGate/ Summit) Run Time: 122 Min. Prod. Budget: $40 Million Review: The first John…

xXx: Return of Xander Cage ‘Mini-Review’

Review By Arclas Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is back after a decade of self-inflicted exile bouncing around the world performing stunts and acts of adrenaline induced awesomeness. An orbiting satellite gets hijacked and in typical xXx fashion, the government stages something that Xander see’s right through. He organizes a team of misfits and adrenalin junkies…

A ‘Split’ REVIEW/ FilmGamer & Arclas

Writer/ Director: M. Night Shyamalan Production Company: Blumhouse/ Blinding Edge Pictures Distributor: Universal Pictures Budget: $10 Million Running Time: 117 Minutes Stars: James McAvoy, Anya-Taylor Joy Plot: After three girls are kidnapped by a man with 24 distinct personalities they must find some of the different personalities that can help them while running away and staying alive…

Underworld: Blood Wars Review

Review By: Arclas Director: Anna Foerster Writer: Cory Goodman Studio: Screen Gems (A division of Sony) Budget: $35 Million Running Time: 91 minutes Series Ranking: Underworld (1) Rise of the Lycans (3) Blood Wars (5) Evolution (2) Awakening (4) My Grade: B- Plot: Underworld: Blood Wars is the fifth instalment of the Underworld series. The movie stars Kate Beckinsale…

Review ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is here

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would make a hell of a tv show. Perhaps on WB’s sister HBO as a lite Game of Thrones replacement. With the steady hand of J.K. Rowling, opting for a screenplay credit this time instead of a simple guiding hand, this series by now is so fantastical and mythologically…