Sunday, 31 December 2017

Movie Review: Okja (2017)
The plot: For the past ten years, South Korean girl Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun) has looked after Okja, a “super-pig” that is one of 26 specimens sent out by the Mirando Corporation to different farmers all over the world. However, when Mirando CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) takes Okja away to take part in a competition in New York, Okja finds herself in the middle of an open battle between Mirando and a group of animal rights activists led by Jay (Paul Dano) as to what Okja, and the other super-pigs like her, will become.

Movie Review: Downsizing (2017)
The plot: As a means to combat overpopulation, a group of Norwegian scientists have come up with a ground-breaking solution: Literally shrinking the population down to a height of only five inches. Suburban couple Paul (Matt Damon) and Audrey (Kristen Wiig), unsatisfied with their current living conditions, decide to take part in the procedure… only for Audrey to back out at the last minute. Now shrunken and alone, Dave takes part in this brand new miniature society, only to discover that even this scenario has its drawbacks.

Movie Review: Coco (2017)
The plot: Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) wants to become a famous musician like his hero Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), something made difficult by how Miguel’s family have expressly forbidden any of them getting involved in music. However, when Miguel finds himself in the Land Of The Dead on the night of Dia de los Muertos, his struggle between his dreams and his family is about to get even more complicated as he discovers that he and Ernesto might have a lot more in common than he first thought.

Movie Review: OtherLife (2017)
The plot: Programmer Ren (Jessica De Gouw) and her business partner Sam (T. J. Power) are less than a week away from launching their product OtherLife, a breakthrough in biotechnology that allows them to create and administer virtual experiences; in the space of a minute, a person lives out an entire day’s worth of memories. However, as they are trying to iron out the bugs before the big launch, it seems that Ren has been some work of her own with the tech… and if she isn’t careful, she could be stuck in a virtual nightmare.

Movie Review: Breathe (2017)
The plot: Tea broker Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), after being stricken by polio and rendered paralysed from the neck down, has been given only three months left to live. However, between his wife Diana’s (Claire Foy) words of encouragement and his own resolve, he plans on being around for a bit longer than that. As he adjusts to his new living conditions, his friends and family all chip in to help him out, starting a movement that would lead Robin Cavendish to become one of the most famous advocates for the disabled in history.

Movie Review: Call Me By Your Name (2017)
The plot: While living with his parents (Michael Stuhlbarg and Amira Casar) in Italy, Elio (Timothée Chalamet) strikes up a friendship with Oliver (Armie Hammer), an archaeology graduate who Elio’s father is helping with his academics. However, as Elio continues his relationship with his girlfriend Marzia (Esther Garrel), he discovers that he has certain… feelings towards Oliver. He begins to explore these feelings with Oliver, whom reciprocates, but just how long can this affair last?

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Movie Review: The Belko Experiment (2017)
The plot: For the workers of Belko Industries, situated in an office building in Bogotá, it started out like any other work day. That is, until a mysterious voice rings out through the building posing a terrible ultimatum. All the doors have been locked down, and every window has been shuttered; the workers are trapped inside. The mysterious voice tells them that, of the 80 workers in the building, 30 must be killed in order for the rest to make it out alive. If not, 60 of them will be randomly selected to die instead. With their options running out and tensions running high, it seems that some are more willing to play along than others.

Movie Review: The Most Hated Woman In America (2017)
The plot: Atheism activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair (Melissa Leo), her son Jon (Michael Churnus) and her granddaughter Robin (Juno Temple) have been kidnapped by Madalyn’s former work colleague David Waters (Josh Lucas) for a ransom. As they try and find a way out of their situation, Madalyn reminisces about the events that led her to this point, from working with her other son William (Vincent Kartheiser) to ban in prayer in public schools to founding the organization American Atheists to her frequent clashes with the Christian populace. It seems that no good deed truly goes unpunished.

Movie Review: 1922 (2017)
The plot: Farmer Wilf (Thomas Jane) has holed up himself up in a hotel to write down a confession. In 1922, in response to his wife Arlette (Molly Parker) inheriting 100 acres of framing land, he decided to kill her and take the land for himself. However, as he and his son Henry (Dylan Schmid) try to cover up their crime from their neighbours, the weight of Wilf’s actions starts to bear down on him. In an attempt to have more, he is about to lose everything.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Movie Review: Lady Macbeth (2017)
The plot: In 1860’s England, Katherine (Florence Pugh) has been sold into marriage to Alexander (Paul Hilton), expected to conceive an heir for him. However, when both he and his demanding father Boris (Christopher Fairbank) leave the estate for a few days on business, Katherine is given a chance to exercise some personal freedom. She takes advantage of the situation, starting a passionate affair with estate worker Sebastian (Cosmo Jarvis), and she starts to like the idea of acting as her own person. And she will do anything to keep that freedom.

Movie Review: Miss Sloane (2017)
The plot: Lobbyist Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) has been brought before a congressional hearing under suspicion of violating U.S. Senate ethics law. She recalls the events of the last three months, specifically her involvement in getting a gun control bill passed into congress and the efforts of her and her team to secure the votes. However, in the process of trying to win the battle, her determination has led her to increasingly dubious choices that may show her to be the bigger threat than the people she’s fighting against.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Movie Review: Hounds Of Love (2017)
The plot: On her way to a party, teenager Vicki (Ashleigh Cummings) is picked up by suburban couple Evelyn (Emma Booth) and John (Stephen Curry), who offer her a lift. However, they don’t take her to the party; they take to the same place they took the last few strays they picked up from the side of the road: Shackled to a bed in their home. Turns, Evelyn and John’s sexual tastes lean to the more… adventurous, and if she wants to make it out alive, she’ll have to figure out how to turn the tables against her captors.

Movie Review: The Beguiled (2017)
The plot: Amy (Oona Laurence), a student of a Virginian girls school during the American Civil War, comes across a wounded Union soldier in the woods surrounding the school. Amy brings the soldier, named Corporal McBurney (Colin Farrell), to the school where the headmistress Martha (Nicole Kidman) agrees to bring him in and get him better. However, with Confederate soldiers frequently marching outside their gates, and the girls at the school not being sure how much they can trust the Corporal, they may have to come to a difficult decision about what to do with him.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Movie Review: The Glass Castle (2017)
The plot: Jeannette Walls (Brie Larson), now a successful businesswoman, reminisces about her childhood. Specifically, being raised alongside her sisters Lori (Sarah Snook) and Maureen (Brigette Lundy-Paine) and her brother Brian (Josh Caras) by their mother Rose Mary (Naomi Watts) and Rex (Woody Harrelson). As she recollects her family’s secluded and rather destitute living conditions, and sees her parents’ current living conditions, she has to come to terms with what they did to her and her siblings, both the good and the bad.

Movie Review: You Get Me (2017)
The plot: After a messy break-up with his girlfriend Alison (Halston Sage), Tyler (Taylor John Smith) ends up spending the rest of the weekend with the seductive Holly (Bella Thorne). However, after he sobers up from the experience, he makes up with Alison. Holly is not happy about this, and she’ll do anything to have Tyler all to herself. Anything.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Movie Review: The Greatest Showman (2017)
The plot: P. T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), after being laid off from his job, has stumbled onto an idea. He decides to create a show for children of all ages, comprised of the many peculiarities of the world. As his show gets off the ground and New York is shown such oddities as the pint-size General Tom Thumb (Sam Humphrey), the bearded lady Lettie Lutz (Keala Settle) and trapeze artist Anne (Zendaya), Barnum starts to lose sight of why he is in “show business” in the first place. Will he stick by his co-stars and his family, or will the spotlight drive to the very people he set out to disrupt?

Movie Review: El Camino Christmas (2017)
The plot: Eric (Luke Grimes) has arrived to El Camino, Arizona, in search of his lost father. However, he soon finds himself in a bizarre hostage situation when he, local policeman Carl Hooker (Vincent D’Onofrio), mother Kate (Michelle Mylett) and her son, and town drunk Larry (Tim Allen) are stuck inside of a liquor store. The officers outside, particularly Sheriff Fuller (Kurtwood Smith) and Deputy Calhoun (Dax Shepard) have no idea what’s going on, and the situation inside is far from cut-and-dry. It’s going to be a long Christmas.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Movie Review: Pork Pie (2017)
The plot: Struggling writer Jon (Dean O’Gorman), after a messy encounter with his ex Suzie (Antonia Prebble), is left struggling to figure out how to make things right again. By chance, he happens upon Luke (James Rolleston), who has stolen a car and hitting the road. He decides to help Jon get his ex-girlfriend’s house, picking up disgruntled fast food worker Keira (Ashleigh Cummings) along the way. As they go on their way, their antics on the road draw the attention of the local police, Jon’s family and even the national media, with them being dubbed the ‘Blondini Gang’.

Movie Review: Bright (2017)
The plot: In an alternate present, humans have co-existed with elves, orcs and fairies since the beginning of time. Police officer Daryl Ward (Will Smith) has been paired up with rookie Orc cop Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton) against his wishes, and the rest of the force isn’t too happy with having Jakoby either. On a routine call, they find a magic wand, one of the most powerful artifacts in their world. With the help of elf Tikka (Lucy Fry), Ward and Jakoby set out to stop Leilah (Noomi Rapace) from using the wand to bring back The Dark Lord and return the world into a state of mystical war like it was 2000 years earlier.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Movie Review: War Machine (2017)
The plot: With the U.S. government really wanting to put an end to their military campaign in Afghanistan, they send in renowned general Glen McMahon (Brad Pitt) to lead the charge and, more importantly, prepare an assessment on how to resolve the matter. However, it seems that McMahon doesn’t want the troops to leave before the job is done, and so sets out to “win” the War On Terror. Everyone outside of his main platoon look at him aghast that a single person can get so much wrong in so little time.

Movie Review: Wind River (2017)
The plot: Wildlife tracker Cory (Jeremy Renner), while on a routine hunt, discovers the body of a dead Native America woman in the snow. As she alerts the residents of the surrounding reservation of Wind River, in particular the victim’s father Martin (Gil Birmingham), FBI agent Jane (Elizabeth Olsen) is brought in to help with the investigation. As she and Cory try to figure who was responsible for the death, they are confronted with just how dangerous this land can be.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Movie Review: The Space Between Us (2017)
The plot: In the near-future, NASA has teamed up with Genesis Electronics, led by CEO Nathaniel Shepherd (Gary Oldman), to colonize Mars. Gardner (Asa Butterfield) is the first human to be born on Mars and for the past 16 years, it’s the only life he’s ever known. However, when he decides to leave for Earth, he soon finds himself having to adjust to life on this alien planet. With the help of teenager Tulsa (Britt Robertson), the only Earthling he’s had regular contact with, they set out to find Gardner’s father, his only living relative.

Movie Review: Raw (2017)
The plot: Justine (Garance Marillier) is a lifelong vegetarian who has just started her schooling at a veterinarian college. However, during the hazing process, she is given her first taste of meat. As her stint at the college continues, she discovers that she has developed a real liking for flesh… and it’s not animals that she is hungry for.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Movie Review: The Case For Christ (2017)
The plot: Lee Strobel (Mike Vogel) is an acclaimed investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune. However, he soon turns his investigative efforts towards a more personal agenda, when he discovers that his wife Leslie (Erika Christensen) has become a Christian. He sets out to find evidence that Jesus didn’t exist, interviewing experts all over the country, but the answers he finds may not be the ones he was looking for.

Movie Review: Their Finest (2017)
The plot: Screenwriter Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is asked by Britain’s Ministry of Information to make a film about two twin sisters who take their father’s boat out to help in the evacuation of Dunkirk. As she works closely with writer Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) and actor Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), they put together a film that they hope will meet the Ministry’s wishes for a production that will bring the nation together. However, as a series of uncontrollable events and mandates fall their way, up to and including being forced to include American Carl Lundbeck (Jake Lacy) into the film despite his lack of acting experience, they’ll have to work hard to make a uniting film before it tears them all apart.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Movie Review: The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
The plot: After three prior flops, and a mountain of debt threatening to swallow him whole, Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) is struggling to come up with his latest novel. However, inspiration soon strikes and he begins work on a story about ghosts, misers and the holiday of Christmas. As he tries to navigate the hurdles in his own life, he begins to converse with the characters he is creating to flesh out the story, in particular the character who would go on to change Christmas as we know it forever: Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer).

Movie Review: Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017)
The plot: Arms dealer Glenn Arias (John DeMita) is preparing to unleash a new zombie apocalypse on the masses, having engineered a virus that he is able to control. After an infiltration mission goes south, BSAA agent Chris Redfield (Kevin Dorman) enlists the help of scientist Rebecca Chambers (Erin Cahill) and former agent Leon Kennedy (Matthew Mercer) to help him stop Arias and find a cure for the virus. However, as Arias’ plan goes ahead, the three of them will have to work fast to save the world once again.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Movie Review: Justice League Dark (2017)
The plot: After a series of grisly murders that seem to have a magical component to them, Batman (Jason O’Mara) is led to occult detective John Constantine (Matt Ryan). Reluctantly, Constantine agrees to team up with Batman, Zatanna (Camilla Luddington), Deadman (Nicholas Turturro) and Jason Blood/Etrigan (Ray Chase) to discover what could cause these ordinary civilians to become murderous. However, as they delve deeper into the world of the dark arts, the team are going to be confronted with things that no human should have to witness. Things like a demon made of literal shit that looks like it was designed by Hayao Miyazaki. Yeah.

Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
The plot: After a costly battle against the First Order, General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) tries to evacuate the Resistance fighters and get some distance between them and the First Order ships. In order to get away, former Stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega) and Resistance maintenance worker Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) have to go to a nearby planet to find someone capable of getting past a Star Destroyer's defences. Meanwhile, Rey (Daisy Ridley) has found Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to teach her the ways of the Force. However, it seems that Luke’s past still haunts him and there’s only one thing he wants done in regards to the Jedi: He wants them to end.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Movie Review: The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Collected) (2017)
The plot: Harold Meyerowitz (Dustin Hoffman) is a sculptor, retired arts professor, and the patriarch of a family full of aspiring and at least formerly-aspiring artists. His son Danny (Adam Sandler) moves back in with Harold and his wife Maureen (Emma Thompson) and begins to reconnect with his family roots. However, as Danny interacts with his sister Jean (Elizabeth Marvel) and brother Matthew (Ben Stiller), he begins to reflect on the upbringing that Harold gave all of them, and if he can improve in terms of raising his own daughter Eliza (Grace Van Patten).

Movie Review: Sandy Wexler (2017)
The plot: In 1990’s Los Angeles, talent manager Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) is struggling to get his clients off the ground. However, his luck is set to change once he happens upon Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), an incredibly talented singer. He signs Courtney as one of his clients, and before too long, it seems like Sandy has found the talent that could take him to the top. But as her star rises, and others seek to get her for themselves, Sandy’s will to do what’s best for his clients is going to be tested.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Movie Review: Small Crimes (2017)
The plot: After spending six years in prison, crooked cop Joe (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) has been released. Wanting to make a fresh start, separate from the mob-facilitated jobs he was doing way back when, a favour from his former partner Dan Pleasant (Gary Cole) forces him back into that life. He is tasked with “taking care of” Manny Vassey (Shawn Lawrence), a mob boss who is considering turning informant and unearthing his dealings with the police, including both Joe and Pleasant. However, as he weighs up his options, it seems that his old life has only just begun to come back and haunt him.

Movie Review: Wonder Wheel (2017)
The plot: Marked woman Carolina (Juno Temple), after leaving her mob husband, returns to Coney Island to be with her father Humpty Rannell (Jim Belushi), his wife Ginny (Kate Winslet) and her son Richie (Jack Gore). At the same time, Ginny starts an extra-marital affair with lifeguard Mickey (Justin Timberlake), giving her a newfound sense of happiness about her life. However, that happiness may be short-lived once he catches the eye of Carolina, and Ginny’s mental state is about to take a turn for the worst.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Movie Review: Temple (2017)
The plot: American tourists Christopher (Logan Huffman), James (Brandon Tyler Sklenar) and Kate (Natalia Warner) look for a Japanese temple that is reputed to be haunted. They find it. It is haunted. The audience is given zero reasons to care. I feel asleep in the middle of writing this plot synopsis because that’s how underwhelming this all is. Spoilers.

Movie Review: Ferdinand (2017)
The plot: Fighting bull Ferdinand (John Cena) does not want to fight. Having escaped the ranch Casa Del Toro as a calf, and growing up on Nina (Lily Day) and Juan (Juanes)’s flower farm, he would much rather spend his days smelling the roses. However, when a day out on the town goes wrong and he finds himself back at the Casa Del Toro, he is forced to confront what society has deemed as his only purpose. As the calming goat Lupe (Kate McKinnon) and the other bulls Valiente (Bobby Cannavale), Bones (Anthony Anderson), Guapo (Peyton Manning), Machina (Tim Nordquist) and Angus (David Tennant) question why a bull wouldn’t want to fight a matador, Ferdinand plans to escape and, hopefully, spare himself and the others from a terrible fate.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Movie Review: Sleepless (2017)
The plot: Las Vegas cop Vincent Downs (Jamie Foxx), after a botched undercover operation, discovers that his son Thomas (Octavius J. Johnson) has been kidnapped by casino owner Stanley Rubino (Dermot Mulroney). The release conditions are simple: Vincent has to return a delivery of drugs that he and his partner Sean Cass (T.I.) stole during the operation. As Vincent sets out to get his son back, Internal Affairs officers Bryant (Michelle Monaghan) and Dennison (David Harbour) are on his trail as part of a continuing investigation into corruption in the Vegas police force.

Movie Review: A Ghost Story (2017)
The plot: C (Casey Affleck) has been killed in a car accident. Coming back as a ghost, still covered in the sheet that he was left with at the morgue, he returns to his house where his wife M (Rooney Mara) is struggling to cope with her husband’s death. As C learns that he has become more detached from the real world than he first realized, he is forced to come to terms with his own fate and the regrets that are keeping him in this world.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Movie Review: The World Has No Eyedea (2017)
In the realms of hip-hop music, there’s a pantheon of artists that are no longer with us that embody some of the grandest mythologizing I’ve seen out of any media discussion circles. Artists like The Notorious B.I.G., Big Pun, Tupac Shakur, Eazy-E, not to mention more recent deaths like Sean Price and even Lil Peep. However, at least in more underground circles, one name keeps coming up as an artist that thousands the world over are still mourning to this day: Micheal David Larsen, otherwise known as Eyedea.

I wound up discovering the guy’s music after his untimely death in 2010, but it didn’t take long for me to understand why the guy was missed as much as he was. As creative as he was an impossibly heavy contemplator, his music didn’t so much make me tune in as they sent me on a philosophical rollercoaster with how far he’d delve into what makes human beings tick. I even consider the album First Born by him and producer DJ Abilities to be one of the best hip-hop records of all time, a showcasing of a man who was a force to be reckoned with. Imagine if Kurt Cobain took more inspiration from Public Enemy than Iggy Pop and the Pixies, and you have an idea of not only the man’s creative output but also the legacy he left behind. With all that in mind, when news first hit of a documentary all about the man himself, I kept a very close eye on it, just waiting for the chance to check it out for myself. But now that I have the DVD in my hands, I can’t help but think that I set myself up for a colossal fall. This is The World Has No Eyedea.

Movie Review: Bushwick (2017)
The plot: When Lucy (Brittany Snow) steps off the subway into Bushwick, New York, she unknowingly enters a war zone. A new civil war has broken out, with unknown military factions fighting on the streets, chaos and gunfire turning what was once home into a battleground. After being rescued by ex-Marine Stupe (Dave Bautista), Lucy sets out to find her family and, hopefully, make it to the demilitarized zone and escape this carnage.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Movie Review: It Comes At Night (2017)
The plot: A mysterious contagion has reduced the world to a barren wasteland. Among the only known survivors are Paul (Joel Edgerton), his wife Sarah (Carmen Ejogo) and their son Travis (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), who have set up shelter in a secluded house in the woods. They soon come across Will (Christopher Abbott), his wife Kim (Riley Keough) and their son Andrew (Griffin Robert Faulkner), who stumble across the house and are soon invited in to share it. However, suspicions start to arise between the two families, with the constant fear of one of them being infected, some drastic measures may have to be taken.

Movie Review: The Discovery (2017)
The plot: Thomas Harbor (Robert Redford) has made a world-changing discovery: He has found scientific proof that there is life after death. In the midst of an increased suicide rate in reaction to this news, he has begun further tests to see if he can see this afterlife for himself. Meanwhile, his son Will (Jason Segel) and his new friend Isla (Rooney Mara) have been brought into the facility where Thomas is doing his experiments, and it seems that Thomas is on the brink of a whole new discovery.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Movie Review: Alone In Berlin (2017)
The plot: When news reaches them that their son has died on the front line, German couple Otto (Brendan Gleeson) and Anna Quangel (Emma Thompson) begin to feel disillusioned by the Third Reich. Wanting to voice protest, but knowing full well what the consequences of that would be, Otto decides to rebel in a different way. He starts writing postcards, detailing how the Nazi regime doesn’t have their best interests at heart, and leaves them all over the city of Berlin. However, once police detector Escherich (Daniel Brühl) starts to find them and sense a pattern developing, Otto and Anna will have to think fast if they want to keep spreading their message to the people.

Movie Review: Only The Brave (2017)
The plot: The Granite Mountain Hotshots, led by Eric “Supe” Marsh (Josh Brolin), are a group of first response firefighters. As they are sent all over the country to help curb wildfires, Marsh along with new recruit Brendan “Donut” McDonough (Miles Teller) begins to question why are they putting themselves on the front line and whether they have what it takes.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Movie Review: Live By Night (2017)
The plot: Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck) is a gangster in Prohibition-era America. Against the wishes of his police captain father Thomas (Brendan Gleeson), he gets involved in a gang war brewing in Boston between the Irish Gang, led by Albert White (Robert Glenister), and the Italian Mafia, led by Maso Pescatore (Remo Girone). As he becomes more embroiled in criminal life, and opens himself up to doing some favours for Pescatore, he eventually gets given an opportunity in Tampa, Florida that he grabs with both hands. However, it seems that his days at the top are numbered, as a series of obstacles present themselves that may prove too difficult for the nicest gangster in town.

Movie Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
The plot: When the police fail to find the person responsible for the death of her daughter, Mildred (Frances McDormand) decides to take matters into her own hands. To draw attention back to the case, she rents three billboards just outside of town with a direct message for local sheriff Willoughby (Woody Harrelson). As the police start to feel the pressure, and the townsfolk give their own reactions to a member of the community being called out in this fashion, the town of Ebbing, Missouri is about to get turned upside-down.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Movie Review: The Book Of Henry (2017)
The plot: Suburban kid Henry (Jaeden Lieberher) is a child genius, often making contraptions with his brother Peter (Jacob Tremblay) and balancing out his mother (Naomi Watts)’s budget. However, when he discovers that his next-door neighbour Christina (Maddie Ziegler) is being abused by her step-father (Dean Norris), he decides that something must be done, something that the adults seem unable to do because of the step-father’s standing in the community. He decides that there’s only one choice: The step-father has to die.

Movie Review: Death Note (2017)
The plot: Light Turner (Nat Wolff) is just your average high school student. That is, until he discovers a notebook called the Death Note, a tool of the death gods where if a person’s name is written within, that person will die. Wanting to use this power for good, he is spurned on by the death god Ryuk (Willem Dafoe) to rid the world of crime using the Death Note, becoming known as Kira. However, as Light’s father (Shea Whigham) is called on to investigate the series of mysterious deaths, and a mysterious detective (Lakeith Stanfield) is brought in to assist, Light’s mission is about to get a whole lot tougher.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Movie Review: Wish Upon (2017)
The plot: High schooler Clare (Joey King) is given a music box by her father Jonathan (Ryan Phillippe), who found it while dumpster-diving. Clare manages to translate enough of the text written on it to learn that it is no ordinary music box: It has the ability to grant a person seven wishes. As she uses this new gift to improve her life conditions, it seems that the price for her wishes is far greater than she realizes, and it could spell doom for everyone she holds dear.

Movie Review: 47 Meters Down (2017)
The plot: Sisters Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt), while on holiday in Mexico, are invited by two locals to go shark cage diving. They agree and head down in the cage, but they soon find themselves in trouble when the winch holding up the cage breaks, sending them plunging 47 metres underwater. With only a limited supply of oxygen and many sharks swimming nearby, Lisa and Kate have to find a way to contact their boat and get back to the surface.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Movie Review: Una (2017)
The plot: Una (Rooney Mara) tracks down Ray (Ben Mendelsohn) to his workplace. As they talk, they discuss their past history together, how their lives turned out since they last spoke, and how Ray was in a sexual relationship with Una when she was only 13 years old. However, whatever Una’s reasons for wanting to see Ray again, it seems that she is driven by more than just anger.