REVIEW: Cuban Fury

Comedy joy knee-skids into the cinema (★★★ Directed by James Griffiths) Gentle comedies with hearts of gold are few and far between these days. If it’s not the slightly surreal make-believe of Ron Burgundy, it’s the cringe-worthy antics of Bad Grandpa. Sure they get the laughs and the wry nods, but where’s the joy? Apparently it’s … More REVIEW: Cuban Fury

REVIEW: 3 Mile Limit

A crew of misfits, a government with a choke-hold on fun, some No. 8 wire and a cracking sound track – set sail for pirate radio’s heyday. (★★★ Directed by Craig Newland) After the Rolling Stones’ 1964 tour, legendary guitarist Keith Richards infamously described New Zealand as the ‘‘a…hole of the world’’. It might have been … More REVIEW: 3 Mile Limit

REVIEW: Noah (2014)

Biblical vision a glorious fantasy (★★★ Directed by Darren Aronofsky)     There’s a wonderful sense of irony about a plea for rationality and balance in the never ending debate between Creationism and Evolution coming in the form of a blockbuster fantasy film. Director Darren Aronofsky has waded into the ideological fray, a multi-million dollar … More REVIEW: Noah (2014)

Mid-life crisis has never looked so good

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ★★★ (Directed by Ben Stiller) Kitschy vision is charming for tale of a sad-sack with a mind for fantasy who’s still waiting to come to life. Starring: Ben Stiller, Sean Penn and Kristen Wiig. Written by Steve Conrad (based on the short story by James Thurber) Adventure, comedy, drama and fantasy. … More Mid-life crisis has never looked so good

3 Second Review: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (★★★ Directed by Thor Freudenthal, 2014) Yes, it’s Harry Potter lite, but the tale of teen demi gods battling baddies for the right to go on noble quests and gain the approval of their aloof and almighty parents is pretty cute. Sweet, fun, family fare, with a delightful cameo from geek … More 3 Second Review: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters