Only a few days ahead of the release of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, we rewatch the prequels (I KNOW!) and the beloved original trilogy. There’s nothing like embracing the hype around a new Star Wars movie; join us!
Published 9 December 2015 • 32 minutes, 28 seconds
This year, we’re celebrating Christmas a little early (there’s a small, indie sci-fi coming out on 17 December, don’t know if you’ve heard?) with a look at a family Christmas classic that has just celebrated its 25th birthday. Home Alone manages to capture lightning in a bottle, featuring an astonishing script from John Hughes, one of the best directors of children in the business, Chris Columbus, and a perfect score from the master John Williams, not to mention wonderful performances from some brilliant comedic performers and a 10 year-old Macaulay Culkin at his impish best.
Published 2 December 2015 • 32 minutes, 57 seconds
The seventh movie in the ROCKY franchise, CREED follows Adonis Johnson, the youngest son of Apollo Creed, as he recovers from a difficult childhood and moves to Philadelphia to train with Rocky Balboa. Despite almost no hype ahead of its release, we found a subtle, well-made action film inhabited by authentic characters.
Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes re-team after the spectacular SKYFALL with mixed results. James is adequately brutal, Q is adorable, and there are as many enemies within Her Majesty’s government as without. In following on from more modern and successful franchises with more palatable heroes, the Bond series, like its protagonist, struggles to reconcile its history with the modern world.
Published 11 November 2015 • 42 minutes, 32 seconds
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg team up again to tell the Cold War-era story of an American lawyer recruited to defend an alleged Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate a prisoner exchange for an American captured by the Russians. Mark Rylance is a standout in his supporting role, and it looks amazing, but the talent involved isn’t quite enough to make a compelling film.
Published 28 October 2015 • 40 minutes, 26 seconds
Happy Halloween Queens! Guillermo del Toro and Tom Hiddleston (among others) teamed up to make a scary movie about a creepy castle, and we had no choice but to watch it. Filled with del Toro’s trademark creatures, bloody violence and luscious production design, it also features a couple of his less-strong trademarks, but is an enjoyable enough experience all the same.
Published 21 October 2015 • 51 minutes, 35 seconds
Today is 21 October 2015, the date to which Marty McFly, Doc Brown and Jennifer Parker travelled in Back to the Future Part II. In honour of this, the ladies review the entire trilogy. Katie would like a flying car, and for the youth to wear their jeans inside out, while Melissa is definitely supporting the Cubs in the World Series and would like to unlock her front door with a fingerprint.