Captain America: Civil War
Solid MCU stuff with tremendous set pieces and a very enjoyable story that takes a direction you wouldn't expect. One of the best of the series IMO - loved this
Spider Man: Homecoming
Good - especially Tom Holland and Michael Keaton and I enjoyed the mentor/mentee relationship between Peter Parker and Tony Stark. My main gripe is that it's not as good a story as the plot in the PS4 game!
Michelle Pfeiffer is awesome in this story about teaching annoying children. Bonus 1/2 point for Coolio
I'm really not a fan of the original, but I promised my daughter I'd watch this with her when it arrived on Disney +. Lo and behold, I really enjoyed it! The animation is stunning in places. Good fun.
Danny facking Dyer is a proper facking geezer in this right 'ard facking film about gangsters in Spain. 'Ave it, you facking cants. But don't facking bovver with this facking bollocks.
Quite superb performances from the 2 lead roles - pretty gripping throughout.
Had a busy week at work - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did a good job in letting my brain rest and be entertained. 90 minutes of good titillation.
An odd one - this looks utterly amazing in places - very Inception-esque - but it's the only MCU film thus far that my daughter had to ask what was going on! It's a bit convoluted and thus feels out of places compared to the other films in the series. Pretty good but a drop in quality IMO
This was a return to form. Chadwick Boseman is an excellent lead, and he's superbly aided by Michael B Jordan who plays one of the most convincing villains of the series with aplomb. Great stuff.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the only actor in this film I recognise, and does a sterling job as the co pilot of a hijacked plane, having to reason with armed terrorist. I really like how this was shot, making it feel tense and claustrophobic throughout.
The quite beautiful, warm, feelgood story of Neil Baldwin - Stoke City's kit man. Truly a film that fits its title - it's just marvellous and everyone should watch this.
The Day Shall Come
Chris Morris' latest film was a slight letdown for me - I adored Four Lions but the jokes here don't always hit the mark despite some strong performances.
Taika Waititi absolutely NAILS this in every conceivable way. It's glorious from start to finish, has just the right balance of action and humour, races along at breakneck speed, has a good few plot twists and you can see that every actor is having the time of their lives. Definitely my favourite Marvel film - I was grinning from ear to ear.
Eaten By Lions
Two half brothers journey to Blackpool to meet the father of one of them. An enjoyable, inoffensive yarn that while doesn't do anything particularly original, made me smile enough to enjoy it.
Ant-Man and The Wasp
I'm not sure if I prefer this to the first Ant-Man film, but it's another good entry in the Marvel series. I watched this before Infinity War and wonder if the light hearted nature of it was better suited as a relieving break between the hard hitting Infinity War/End game?
City of Life and Death
I watched this Chinese film portraying the horrific siege of Nanjing by the Japanese just prior to WW2 after someone on this thread posted a very positive review of it. A review I agree with. Shot in black and white, this is one of the most harrowing films I have ever seen, so it's anything but an easy watch. But it's an important watch nonetheless and is a stunning piece of cinema.
M Night Shyamalan directs a very enjoyable thriller about 2 kids who go to visit their maternal grandparents who they had never previously met. The old couple really reminded me of my ex-in laws. Which made this even more tense...