CK Movie Challenge: Review of the film I hate the most: Pain and Gain

So I’ve decided to take part in the Cinematic Katzenjammer Movie Challenge and the first thing I’ve decided to do for it is to review the film I hate the most and there is only really one candidate for it. Sure there are films like Batman and Robin, Twilight, You Got Served and The Waterboy… Continue reading CK Movie Challenge: Review of the film I hate the most: Pain and Gain

Top 10 Performances of 2013

Here’s the next of my 2013 lists, my top 10 performances of 2013. Like I said in the previous list, all the films here were released in the UK in 2013 and I am also carrying on my rule of only one performance per film (with the exception of number 6). With that out of… Continue reading Top 10 Performances of 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

Here it is, the next part of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. As I stated last year, I really enjoyed An Unexpected Journey and was really looking forward to this film to see which parts of the book would be included and how the new additions to the film would work. Whilst I found the film… Continue reading The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

Nebraska Review

Sometimes, whenever there’s a massive influx of big budget blockbusters all at once, you need something a lot smaller and more personal as a bit of a breather. In this current season of blockbusters that film is Alexander Payne’s Nebraska. Honestly, when I heard the premise and saw the early trailers I wasn’t really that… Continue reading Nebraska Review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Review

I have gone on the record numerous times saying that I thought the first Hunger Games was the worst film I saw last year. There were so many problems with that film ranging from incompetent direction to poorly written characters to really heavy handed symbolism. So when I say that virtually all my problems with… Continue reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Review

Thor: The Dark World Review

Aside from The Avengers, the biggest risk for Marvel in their cinematic endeavours was Thor. Basing a big budget action film around a character people aren’t familiar with and hiring Shakespearean director Kenneth Branagh to direct was a huge risk. That risk paid off and created a great universe for the Marvel films to explore.… Continue reading Thor: The Dark World Review

Captain Phillips Review

This is a film that could have gone wrong incredibly easily. In the wrong hands, the story of Captain Richard Phillips being taken hostage by Somali pirates in 2009 could have been made into just another run of the mill, cathartic action film, hero-worshiping Phillips and demonising the pirates. Thankfully, this film is in the… Continue reading Captain Phillips Review

White House Down Review

There have been many different films this year that have very similar films out at the same time. These include This Is The End and The World’s End, The Host and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Jack The Giant Slayer and Oz: The Great And Powerful and Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and… Continue reading White House Down Review