Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

I walked out of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets grinning from ear to ear and giggling like a child.  Luc Besson’s adaptation of the Valerian and Laureline comic books is a breath of fresh air after what seems like an eternity of drab fantasy comic book cinema.  This doesn’t feel recycled or … Continue reading Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

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Jurassic World (2015)

Go to the cinema to watch this movie and you will be entertained.  That's the deal Universal offered with the trailer and that is what they have honoured.  The film gets a lot right, the characters are clear and so is the action.  Everything moves long at a great pace (for once 2hrs didn't feel … Continue reading Jurassic World (2015)

Beau Cinema: June 2015 Picks

Beau Cinema's June screenings are up and the full list can be found at http://beausejour.gg/cinema but here are my picks; From 8 - 13 June they are holding a bit of a sci-fest (sorry about that) with 3D screenings of Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Gravity (2013), Pacific Rim (2013), Prometheus (2012), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and Godzilla (2014). … Continue reading Beau Cinema: June 2015 Picks

Film: Into the Storm (2014)

So the problem here is that the movie is a complete dog. There are 101 reasons why the film is terrible but the overarching blame must rest on the 'found footage' gimmick that is applied in such a slip-shod fashion that whenever it is highlighted it knocks you out of the film as you wonder 'who … Continue reading Film: Into the Storm (2014)

Film: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

There's plenty to like about Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  From the genre building blocks and Kong iconography, the well staged action scenes and the numerous character parallels, all playing out within a story that remains engaging despite the inevitability of it all.  But what's really impressive is the simple patience on display. … Continue reading Film: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)