Alex Morrison

Film

Wonder Woman: a wonderful film

After over twenty years in development hell, Wonder Woman finally has a solo film to call her own. Following her standout appearance in Batman v. Superman, Gal Gadot returns as Amazon princess Diana, whose life changes when she rescues Allied pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), who tells her of the First World War. Thinking the…

Film, Venue

Arrival

While Denis Villeneuve may not be household name, his films, such as Prisoners and Sicario, have been some of the most intense and darkest thrillers in recent memory. Arrival takes on a sci-fi bend, yet still manages to be incredibly edgy whilst remaining hopeful. Its a moving tale of communication and first contact with the…

Film, Venue

The Magnificent Seven

Remaking a classic is a daunting task, especially if it’s of a film that’s been celebrated, referenced and spoofed as many times as The Magnificent Seven has. Nonetheless, Antoine Fuqua’s remake of the 1963 Western manages to get the job done, even if it does feel workmanlike in its aspirations. Following a band of men…

Film, OldVenue

X-Men Apocalypse

The X-Men series has been one of the longest running superhero franchises and, with Apocalypse, it manages to continue on a good if not spectacular note. Following the rise of the world’s oldest mutant Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), the X-Men, led by Xavier (James McAvoy), have to unite in order to stop him and his four…

Film, OldVenue

Review: Kung Fu Panda 3

The original Kung Fu Panda was a very pleasant surprise; what should have been a ridiculous concept proved to be a film with lots of laughs and heart, as well as some excellent action sequences. The third film shows that the series is still as entertaining as ever, with conflicts coming from lead character Po…

Film, OldVenue

Beyond the credits

Sometimes it’s not enough for filmmakers to end the film at the end of the film; they feel the need to include one last morsel. That’s when the post-credit scene comes into play, rewarding the audiences for waiting right through to the end of the film. The post-credit scene can take on multiple forms, whether…

Film, OldVenue

Trailer Blazer

When it comes to filmmaking, no single piece of marketing is more crucial than the trailer – it has to give audiences a taste of what’s to come in the film and reveal some interesting moments to draw them in, all within a two and half minute time constraint. Unfortunately, a lot of trailers miss…

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