REVIEW: Cinderella

One for hopeless romantics and 8-year-olds (★★★★ Directed by Kenneth Branagh.) Loathe though I am to admit it, I might just be a little too hard-hearted to really enjoy this new version of Cinderella. Fair enough too, since director Kenneth Branagh’s target audience is at least half (OK, an eighth) of my age, which is … More REVIEW: Cinderella

FILM: Cupid’s Big Day Out at the Multiplex

Sitting in the dark, elbows pressed together, your fingers brush as you both reach for a kernel of pop corn in the box on the shared armrest of your seat. On the glowing screen above you, beautiful people are doing beautiful things in beautiful places, but you hardly notice. Because it’s Valentine’s night and you’re with your … More FILM: Cupid’s Big Day Out at the Multiplex

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

Limp start gives way to mighty finish

 Thor 2 belongs to Loki, or should that be Loki 3 belongs to Loki? Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston and Tom Hiddleston. Directed by Alan Taylor. Written by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely and Christopher Yost. Action, adventure, fantasy. 1hr 52mins. M for violence. 3D. ★★★.5 stars When … More Limp start gives way to mighty finish

Feel that mortality

3SR: I know you’re desperate for some solid urban fantasy, I know.  But whatever you do, do not see this terrible film. Mortal Instruments Starring: Lena Headey, Lily Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jamie Campbell Bower, Aidan Turner, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West Directed by Harald Zwart Written by Jessica Postigo, based on the novel by Cassandra … More Feel that mortality