Tuesday, 31 December 2013

10 Worst Films of 2013

2014 is almost upon us, so to mark the occasion, here is my list on what were the 10 worst films I had the misfortune of watching this year.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Fruitvale Station (2013)

Fruitvale Station poster.jpgA True Tragedy

Based on the BART police shooting that took place on New Years Day 2009, the film focuses on the last day of Oscar Grant III before he was fatally shot by a police officer at Fruitvale Station in Oakland, California.

Frozen (2013)

Frozen (2013 film) poster.jpgHeart of Ice

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug theatrical poster.jpgDesolating the competition

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thor - The Dark World poster.jpgThor vs Elves (none played by Will Ferrell)

Following up on Thor and The Avengers, the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe focuses on Thor facing Malekith and The Dark Elves, against an ancient evil that threatens to envelope the world in darkness.

Rush (2013)

Fast and Furious, minus the bald protagonist

Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy James Hunt (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Grown Ups 2 (2013)

Grown Ups 2 Poster.jpgNot even reached puberty

After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Filth (2013)

Filth (2013) PosterA Filthy Experience

A bipolar, bigoted junkie cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Enders Game (2013)

Ender's Game poster.jpgGame of Drones

The International Military seek out a leader who can save the human race from an alien attack. Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young mind, is recruited and trained to lead his fellow soldiers into a battle that will determine the future of Earth.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

The ABCs of Death (2013)

Abcsofdeath.jpgEasy as 1, 2, 3

The film is divided into 26 individual chapters, each focusing on an individual letter of the alphabet with a different director at the helm. Each director was given free reign to create a short tale based on anything beginning with their assigned letter, as long as it involved death.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Runner Runner (2013)

Runner Runner film poster.jpgCry me a Crocodile infested River

When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

You're Next (2013)

A horror film that uses correct punctuation

When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped... until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.

About Time (2013)

About Time Poster.jpgBack to the Romance

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Monsters University (2013)

Monsters University poster 3.jpgPixar major in Monstrosity

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

How I Live Now (2013)

How I Live Now (2013) PosterHow I Watch a Punk Hanna

Daisy (Saoirse Ronan), a teenager from New York City, is sent to the British countryside for the summer to stay with cousins. She soon immerses herself in a dreamy pastoral idyll as she falls madly in love with Eddie (George MacKay), until their perfect summer is blown apart by the sudden outbreak of a 21st-century world war. Along with Eddie’s younger siblings, Isaac (Tom Holland) and Piper (Harley Bird), they are left in isolation and forced to fend for themselves. When they are violently separated Daisy must embark on a terrifying journey in order to be reunited with the boy she loves.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

BLOG: Breaking Bad & Dexter's final seasons

Two long running shows will be ending in a few weeks, Breaking Bad & Dexter. However, it feels like while Breaking Bad will live up to expectations and end spectacularly, Dexter will end in a disappointing manner.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

We're The Millers (2013)

We're-The-Millers-Poster.jpgWe're the Viewers

After being robbed of a week's take, small-time pot dealer David (Jason Sudeikis) is forced by his boss to go to Mexico to pick up a load of marijuana. In order to improve his odds of making it past the border, David asks the broke stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston) and two local teenagers (Will Poulter & Emma Roberts) to join him and pretend they're on a family holiday.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

The Mortal Instruments - City of Bones Poster.jpg
Angels and Demons

When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld.

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Four masked faces, against a black background, yellow diagonal lines dividing them. An older man with rough stubble on his chin, in a blue mask; a girl with purple hair wearing a purple mask; a man in a green and yellow mask; a man in a black mask.Still Kicking Ass

The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Blog: So, Ben Affleck is the new Batman....

Since it was announced at Comic-Con that Man of Steel 2 would in fact be known as Batman Vs Superman, the rumor mill has gone into overdrive in listing potential actors who will don the cowl for Zack Snyder's next film. There were talks of Bale being offered $50 million to return, Ryan Gosling being considered and even Michael Keaton to return.

Monday, 12 August 2013

The World's End (2013)

The World's End (2013) PosterA round of Cornetto's for the lads

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Burton in Blunderland

19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Sharknado (2013)

Sharknado poster.jpgJaws 5: The Asylum Take

A freak hurricane hits Los Angeles, causing man-eating sharks to be scooped up in water spouts and flooding the city with shark-infested seawater. Surfer and bar-owner Fin sets out with his friends to rescue his estranged wife and teenage daughter.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

A Field In England (2013)

Care to guess where it takes place?

During the English Civil War in the 17th century, the alchemist Whitehead flees from his strict master Trower and meets Cutler and two travellers, Jacob and Friend. Cutler is holding the two travellers hostage and captures Whitehead as well. He threatens the captives and uses hallucinogens on them to induce them to help him and an Irishman, O'Neill, find treasure buried in a field.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Scary Movie 5 (2013)

ScaryMovie5.jpgSave yourselves! I suffered so you didn't have to!

Happily-married couple Dan and Jody begin to notice some bizarre activity once they bring their newborn baby Aiden home from the hospital. But when the chaos expands into Jody's job as a ballet dancer and Dan's career as an Ape researcher, they realize their family is being stalked by a nefarious demon. Together, with the advice of certified experts and the aid of numerous cameras, they must figure out how to get rid of it before it's too late.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Despicable Me 2 poster.jpgA Despicable Film

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

God Bless America (2012)

God bless america ver2.jpgMaking America a better place, one murder at a time

Loveless, jobless, possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America. With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and offs the stupidest, cruelest, and most repellent members of society. He finds an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

MuchAdo.jpgFrom Vampire Slayer to Works of Shakespeare

Leonato (Clark Gregg) is visited by his friend Don Pedro (Reed Diamond), who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother, Don John (Sean Maher). Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Claudio (Fran Kranz). Claudio falls for Leonato's daughter, Hero, while Benedick verbally spars with the governor's niece, Beatrice (Amy Acker). The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange a marriage. In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro attempts to trick Benedick and Beatrice into falling in love, while, the villainous Don John plots against the Claudio and Hero, using his own form of trickery to try to destroy the marriage before it begins.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

A Haunted House (2013)

A Haunted House Poster.jpgIt's paranormal this did so well at the box office

Malcolm and Kisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm - determined to keep his sex life on track - turns to a priest, a psychic, and a team of ghost-busters for help.

Man Of Steel (2013)

Superman, bearing his traditional red and blue costume, is shown flying towards the viewer, with the city Metropolis below. The film's title, production credits, rating and release date is written underneath.Up, Up and Away

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Monday, 3 June 2013

The Hangover Part III (2013)

Three men wearing suits and sunglasses, one carrying a sledgehammer over his shoulderCiao to Chow (and The Wolfpack)

In the aftermath of the death of Alan's father, the wolfpack decide to take Alan to get treated for his mental issues. But things start to go wrong on the way to the hospital as the wolfpack is assaulted and Doug is kidnapped. Now they must find Mr. Chow again in order to surrender him to the gangster who kidnapped Doug in order to save him.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

More action than you can shake a Tribble at

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Pain & Gain (2013)

Pain & Gain film poster.jpg
No Pain, No Gain

A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong

Friday, 17 May 2013

Amazon Instant Pilots (2013)

Amazon have taken a revolutionary way towards original programming, by showcasing a number of pilot episodes and allowing to viewers to vote for which ones get made into full series'. I have already reviewed the Zombieland pilot (found here), so shall review the remaining pilot episodes here.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Iron Man 3 theatrical poster.jpgNerves of Iron

When Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr) world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Needed some ironing out

With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, along with Pepper Potts (Gwyenth Paltrow), and James "Rhodey" Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, must forge new alliances - and confront powerful enemies.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Olympus Has Fallen poster.jpgDie Hard DC

Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President (Aaron Eckhart) from his kidnappers.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Evil Dead (2013)

EvilDead2013Poster.jpgIf you go down to the woods today...

Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin, when they discover a Book of the Dead and unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Zombieland: The Series - Pilot (2013)

A new Dead has Dawned - courtesy of Amazon

Continuing on from the 2009 hit film, Zombieland tells the continuing tales of Tallahassee (Kirk Ward), Colombus (Tyler Ross), Wichita (Maiara Walsh) and Little Rock (Izabela Vidovic) as they fight to survive the apocalypse on a zombie infested Earth, now named 'Zombieland'.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Trance (2013)

Trance2013Poster.jpgGoing deeper down the rabbit hole

Art auctioneer Simon (James McAvoy) teams with crime boss Franck (Vincent Cassel) to steal a Goya from an auction, then tries unsuccessfully to double-cross his fierce accomplice. In response, Franck knocks Simon unconscious with a vicious blow to the skull, wiping out any memory concerning the whereabouts of the prized painting. When Simon claims to have no recollection of where he hid the stolen masterpiece, Franck and his crew grudgingly agree to let talented hypnotherapist Elizabeth (Rosario Dawson) try and pinpoint its location. Now, the deeper Elizabeth probes into Simon's subconscious, the more complex the mystery seems to grow.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Cloverfield (2008)

Cloverfield theatrical poster.jpgDoing the Monster Mash

Six young New Yorkers attend a going-away party on the night that a gigantic monster attacks the city.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Welcome To The Punch (2013)

File:Welcome to the Punch UK poster.jpgWelcome To My Review

Former criminal, Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong), is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives detective Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy) one last chance to catch the man he has always been after. As they face off, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive..

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Identity Thief (2013)

Identity Thief Poster.jpgShould've been renamed Time Thief

Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) travels from Denver to Miami to confront Diane (Melissa McCarthy), the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Stand Up Guys (2013)

Get up guys, stand up guys

Released from prison after serving 28 years, Val (Pacino) reunites with his old friend and partner Doc (Walken). Val correctly guesses that Doc has been ordered by a long-time crime boss to kill Val by 10AM the next day. Doc is on a mission to make Val's apparent last living day the biggest adventure of both their lives.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)

We're off to see the wizard. Hopefully it won't take 127 Hours

Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Phone Booth (2003)

Who you gonna call?

Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell) is a brash, cynical, and self-centered public relations man who juggles a busy career with both a wife, Kelly (Radha Mitchell), and a mistress, Pamela (Katie Holmes). Stu steps into a phone booth on a busy New York street to make a call to Pamela without Kelly being the wiser, but as soon as Stu hangs up, the phone begins to ring. Curious, Stu picks it up -- and a stranger on the other end (Kiefer Sutherland's voice) informs him that if he hangs up the phone, he'll be shot.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Campaign, 21 Jump Street (2012), Click (2006)

In The Campaign, Two CEOs (Dan Aykroyd & John Lithgow) seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center.

In 21 Jump Street, A pair of underachieving cops (Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill) are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

And in Click, A workaholic architect (Adam Sandler) finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life.

The Happening (2008)

Nothing's Happening

A cryptic neurotoxin has been unleashed on the East Coast of the United States, causing anyone exposed to it to commit suicide, as science teacher Elliot Moore attempts to escape from the mystery substance with his friends.

Monday, 4 March 2013

I Give It A Year (2013)

I Give It a Year UK Poster.jpgShould you watch it? I give it a Yes

Since they met at a party, ambitious high-flyer Nat and struggling novelist Josh have been deliriously happy despite their differences. Josh is a thinker, Nat's a doer..but the spark between them is undeniable. Their wedding is a dream come true, but family, friends and even the minister who marries them aren't convinced that they can last. Josh's ex-girlfriend, Chloe, and Nat's handsome American client Guy, could offer attractive alternatives. With their first anniversary approaching, neither wants to be the first to give up, but will they make it?

Thursday, 28 February 2013

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

A lime green wall with the words 'we are infinite', a boy stands beside a girl, she leans her head on the shoulder of another boy.The Perks of Being Percy Jackson, Hermione Granger and Kevin (who needs to be talked about)

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world, in a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope-and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Theatrical release poster depicting the protagonist, Ralph, along with various video-game characters
Insert Coin to read review

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Warm Bodies (2013) & This Is 40 (2012)

In Warm Bodies, after R (a highly unusual zombie) saves Julie from an attack, the two form a relationship  hat sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

And This Is 40 takes a look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of Knocked Up.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Community - History 101 (2013)

Is Greendale's laugh factor history?

As the gang returns to Greendale for senior year, they are forced to fight to the not-so-death in The Hunger Deans to find a spot in a class called The History of Ice Cream.