Jumanji (1995)

Jumanji is a classic 90’s movie based on the 1981 fantasy children’s picture book of the same name. The story follows a magical and exceptionally dangerous board game that wreaks havoc on all those who play! Let’s consider the pros and cons of Jumanji… Pros: Firstly, the premise of this movie allows for a lotContinue reading “Jumanji (1995)”

Dune (2021)

Dune is a sci-fi epic, following House Atreides after the Padishah Emperor demands they take control of the dangerous spice planet, Arrakis. Duke Atreides accepts the Emperor’s call, but suspects the order is given with sinister intentions. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Dune… Pros: Although the CGI and set pieces steal the movieContinue reading “Dune (2021)”

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

3:10 to Yuma is a western about a downtrodden rancher who seizes his opportunity to turn in a notoriously dangerous bandit and save his family’s livelihood. It’s a remake of the 1978 film of the same name, making it the second adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s 1953 short story. Let’s consider the pros and cons ofContinue reading “3:10 to Yuma (2007)”

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Little Shop of Horrors is a dark musical comedy about an insecure florist who discovers an unusually lucrative plant with a thirst for blood! The plant turns Seymour Krelborn into an overnight success, but at what cost? Let’s consider the pros and cons of Little Shop of Horrors… Pros: Firstly, the practical effects in thisContinue reading “Little Shop of Horrors (1986)”

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is the adaptation of Douglas Adams’ novel of the same name, following the destruction of earth and a quest for the meaning of life! This especially unique sci-fi adventure will have you laughing out loud and bewildered throughout. Let’s consider the pros and cons of The Hitchhiker’s Guide toContinue reading “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)”

The Princess Diaries (2001)

The Princess Diaries follows shy teenager Mia Thermopolis, after learning she is heir to the Genovian throne. Although initially resistant to the news, her friends and family help her realize her full potential. Let’s consider the pros and cons of The Princess Diaries… Pros: Firstly, this movie is a testament to Anne Hathaway’s range. SheContinue reading “The Princess Diaries (2001)”

Mortal Kombat (2021)

Mortal Kombat has been adapted into yet another movie, centering around the high stakes tournament for the universe! The main players are back and brutal as ever! Let’s consider the pros and cons of Mortal Kombat… Pros: Firstly, the direction from Simon McQuoid is extremely impressive for his first feature film. Everything from the costumeContinue reading “Mortal Kombat (2021)”

Nomadland (2020)

Nomadland gives us an in depth look at nomadic life in the American Midwest. Francis McDormand and David Strathairn are the only actors, with real nomads making up the rest of the cast. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Nomadland… Pros: This is an amazingly real film, skirting the line somewhere between documentary andContinue reading “Nomadland (2020)”

The Dig (2021)

The Dig is a Netflix Original film, adapted from the 2007 historical novel by John Preston. This true story follows excavator Basil Brown, who unearths a valuable piece of history prior to World War II. Let’s consider the pros and cons of The Dig… Pros: From the sweeping landscape shots to the emotional close ups,Continue reading “The Dig (2021)”

The White Tiger (2021)

The White Tiger is an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s 2008 novel of the same name. In this atypical rags to riches story, a poor Indian driver named Balram strives to raise his status in life. However, India’s two caste system makes this dream all but impossible. Let’s consider the pros and cons of The WhiteContinue reading “The White Tiger (2021)”