The Hateful 8? Hardly.
“Swimming with Men” stars Rob Brydon as accountant Eric Scott anguishing through a mid-life crisis. He fends off his daily misery by regularly escaping to swim at a public pool. There he meets the “Swim Club”, a group of middle-aged male synchronised swimmers. They coerce him into joining, which reinvigorates Eric to find happiness and meaning again. Directed by Oliver Parker, will it make a splash at the box-office or end up face down in the shallow end?Read More
It’s close to the middle of 2018, and there really isn’t a major JRPG release that wowed and challenged me since Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Yes, there was Ni no Kuni 2 which we reviewed a while back, but it isn’t as gripping and as challenging as I thought it would be despite its highlights.
Then Nintendo and Atlus (and Sega, technically) decide to release the English version of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux without much fanfare. I honestly didn’t know about this until late last week.
That’s a crying shame because it’s the best JRPG right now and a perfect entry point for people who are too scared or daunted by the Shin Megami Tensei slew of JRPGs.
Thanks to Shaw Cinema for the free preview.
The best way to sum up the children’s movie Show Dogs is to recount what a couple said to each other once leaving the theatre. “This was a free movie, right?” Thankfully it was because spending money on this movie might be considered a criminal offence. It is the particular kind of bad that goes beyond merely being a lazy cash-grab. This movie is well and truly mindboggling.Read More
“Batman Ninja” is now available today in digital formats! Arriving stealthily under the shadow of the box-office juggernaut “Avengers: Infinity War”. This new animated feature is a wild departure from the usual caped crusader fare. Taking the Dark Knight back in time to feudal Japan, where battles The Joker, as well as other notable villains in the age of the samurai. All the while also looking for a way back home to the present time. This review contains minor spoilers.Read More
Coming out at the same time as the Disney juggernaut Infinity War, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is quite the counter-programming. Based on the novel of the same name, the film follows Juliet Ashton (Lily James), a successful but restless author who is tired of writing about trivial stories and wants to find something with meaning. As luck would have it, she receives a letter from the society that gives the movie it’s name. Seeking a break from London at the peak of post-WW2 collapse, she impulsively takes the ferry to Guernsey, where she meets the society and learns about their experiences living under German occupation not so long ago.Read More
Thor and Hulk assemble! It’s our third episode in our spin-off series here from your friends here at The Last King. “Avengers: Infinity War” is right around the corner, so why not use the opportunity to recap every single MCU film prior. In this podcast, we discuss possibly the least celebrated trilogy with the Thor films and also that one Incredible Hulk movie that starred Edward Norton.Read More
Journeyman is the story of Matty Burton, a middleweight boxing champion seeking both to retire as champion, and a way to provide for his family. In his swansong fight, he defends his title against a brash upcoming fighter looking to secure his legacy as well. Matty defends his title successfully, but a devastating blow to the head sends him into a delayed coma. Matty awakens only to begin a new fight, struggling with memory loss and a regressing personality that threatens to tear his family life apart.Read More
“The Titan” ended a rather limited theater run, and has recently arrived in select countries via streaming service Netflix. Set in the year 2048, mankind is on the brink of collapse, facing overpopulation and global food shortages. A team of scientists turn to Saturn’s moon Titan, as a possible venue to relocate the human race. Warning. This review contains possible spoilers.Read More
“Submergence” is the latest film from prolific German filmmaker Wim Wenders. A tale of two lovers separated by fate, one held prisoner by jihadist fighters, and the other embarking on a journey to the depths of the Greenland Sea. Within their solitary confines they recall their chance encounter on the beaches of France, and the romance that ensues. Read More