• Herbie goes…Ballistic. How ‘Bumblebee’ transformed a franchise…

    On the other side of the galaxy, a war rages between two metallic races, the Autobots and the Decepticons – and the evil Decepticons are winning. In the midst of battle, Optimus Prime orders faithful servant B-127 to leave the battle and find safe haven, a forwarding scout for...
  • Heilraiser: Does ‘Overlord’ let the Third Reich One In?

    June 1944 and as Allied Forces get ready for D-Day, a team of soldiers have been tasked with taking down an important transmitter deep in the French countryside.  When their plane is shot down, Corporal, Ford (Wyatt Russell) reminds his few survivors how much depends on the decisions they make...
  • Krona Chameleon: Foy’s Salander inks a more Batman/Bond-ian tattoo…

    Notorious hacker and punisher of evil men Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy)  returns to her base of operations and receives an offer that intrigues. A man named Frans Balder (Stephen Merchant) is horrified that the computer program he created is going to be used less scrupulously by the American paymasters....
  • Hallowed Grounding: #TimesUp for Michael Myers?

    Forty years ago, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) was the only survivor of a horrific massacre as Michael Myers turned the holiday of Hallowe’en into a buzzword for bloody murder. Though her physical scars healed, the mental ones did not and she always believed that the almost supernaturally-empowered figure...
  • Crowd Atlas: How ‘Searching’ found its audience….

    David Lee (John Cho), his wife Pamela (Sara Sohn) and daughter Margot (Michelle La) are a typical close-knit family: the doting parents who have encouraged their daughter to follow in her mother’s step as a potentially great pianist. But when David loses Sara to cancer his relationship to Margot...
  • The Nun: Not with a bang but a wimple…

    The Conjuring franchise, the horror mythology loosely (sometimes very loosely) taking its cues from real people and events,  has had its ups and downs, including the main films, the Annabelle spin-off and now an origin story of sorts with The Nun. So far the franchise has been a mixture...
  • ‘Peppermint’ Passé : Revenge is less sweet, more sour…

    Riley North (Jennifer Garner) is a typical cash-strapped suburban mother, getting by as best she can. When the birthday party for her daughter Carly (Cailey Fleming) is sabotaged by a spiteful fellow school mom, Riley and husband Chris (Jeff Hephner) take Carly out for an evening at the local...