Lu Over The Wall
Director: Masaaki Yuasa Release Date: 6th December 2017
Lu Over The Wall is a summertime cocktail. A rainbow of colour, stuffed with a series of inspirations that melt together under the intense heat, but as refreshing as a dip in the sea, one which is free of plastic bottles and unidentifiable sewage. Okay, there might be a little of that somewhere to, though every glass has a little dirt at the bottom. Continue reading →
Fairy Tail is a gateway into everything wrong with anime, mixing battle manga with casual smut. It started as a fun adventure, a knock off ‘One Piece’, with wizards over pirates, but as the writing collapsed, pages were filled with T & A, just what the pervert ordered. Dragon Cry brings tits and all to the big screen, and I sat through very minute. There is something about seeing things through, no matter how bleak it gets. Anime teaches this important life lesson.
Director: George Clooney Release Date: 24th November 2017
With Suburbicon, director (he’s also acted in a few obscure movies) George Clooney has taken the remnants of a discarded Coen brothers script (the duo behind such classics as Fargo and The Big Lebowski), and brought it kicking and screaming onto the big screen with a few political spices of his own thrown into the mix. What we get is yet another lesson in why the Coen brothers don’t direct everything they write. Did you ever see Gambit?
The Death of Stalin
Director: Armando Lannucci Release Date: 20th October 2017
Here we are with the best comic book adaptation of the year. The Death of Stalin is exactly what one could expect from satirist Armando Lannucci, taking pieces of history and showing just what may have been behind those closed doors. Chaos, greed, and maybe just a little more chaos as men in power show their true colours. Shit bags the lot of ’em. Continue reading →
Director: Taika Waititi Release Date: 27th October 2017
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
The Marvel machine never rests, it probably doesn’t even blink, so here we are with the third film in the ‘Verse this year. Though something is a little different, for it seems director Taika Waititi has been sticking things in the machine. And so in a glorious explosion of neon, synth, and Jeff Goldblum, here we are embracing Ragnarok. It’s a good mess to be in. Continue reading →
Blade Runner 2049
Director: Denis Villeneuve Release Date: 6th October 2017
Sony Pictures Releasing
Drawn out gaps of time between things is usually a no no, a big one at that. Bands return sounding like tribute acts, and movies return with all that classic atmosphere sucked into a vacuum and dumped into a producer’s waste basket. Blade Runner was a thing 35 years ago, and this is a continuation perhaps no sane cinephile wanted. But sometimes, yes, we just don’t know what it is we want. Sanity is an overrated part of humanity, really. Continue reading →