Friday, 31 July 2015

Review - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is a action spny film directed by Christopher McQuarrie and stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin.

This film is the fifth in the Mission Impossible franchise, usually at the fifth film the franchise starts losing steam and the audience hopes they stop making these films but that couldn't be any further from the truth with Rogue Nation, it is arguably the best film in the series and is thrilling from start to finish.

In Rogue Nation, Ethan (Cruise) and his team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an international rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Recap & Review - Gangsta: "Nonconformist"

In Gangsta's best episode yet, we learn more about Worwick & Nicolas' past while there is a new twilight causing havoc in Ergastulum.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Review - Dragon Ball Super: Episode 3

This weeks episode of Dragon Ball Super had Beerus and Whis finally figure out what Beerus' dream was about and Bulma's birthday party got off to a start.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Review - Ant-Man

Ant-Man is the newest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is the 12th film overall, the film is Directed by Peyton Reed and written by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Paul Rudd and Adam McKay, it stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Bobby Cannavale, Corey Stoll and Michael Douglas.

There were lots of problems with this film happening behind the scenes, Edgar Wright had been developing an Ant-Man film for years but unfortunately Wright left the project after disagreements with Disney, and Peyton Reed got hired instead, everyone was worried when Wright left, plus Ant-Man is a weird superhero anyway so people have been less than excited for the film, but happily I can say Ant-Man is great and is one of Marvel's better films.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Recap & Review: Gangsta - "Ergastulum"

GANGSTA ANIME POSTERIn this week's episode called "Ergastulum" we learn more about Worick, past and present, while Alex helps out Nicolas on a job.

The episode opens on Worwick having a nightmare of a flashback from his childhood, we see young Worwick surrounded by his dead family crying, we later find out that 22 years ago, someone massacred Worwick's whole family. In the flashback the murderer looks like Nicolas and is hinted as such, but we will see about that, if it was him that killed Worwick's family that's a really interesting relationship for the two to have.
We also find out that Worwick is a gigolo and has been since he was 13, this was a strange job for Worwick to have, and makes Worwick a very confusing character for me to get my head around, it seems like he could quit doing that job but maybe he enjoys the job!

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Review - Dragon Ball Super: Episode 2

Dragon Ball Super kept the small comedic story-lines this week but also set up the threat of the main villain of the first arc.

The episode picked up where last week left off with Goku going to train on King Kai's planet, nothing really happens here and just makes for some funny interactions between Goku and King Kai, but that's pretty much it for this story-line this episode.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Review - Love & Mercy

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I know NOTHING about the Beach Boys and their music, yet still this is one of my favourites films so far this year.
Love & Mercy is a biographical film about musician and songwriter Brian Wilson, of The Beach Boys, directed by Bill Pohlad and starring; Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks & Paul Giamatti.

The film centers on Brian Wilson's life in the past and the future, played by Dano in the past and Cusack in the future, it shows Brian Wilson's descent into madness while trying to create "the greatest album ever made" meanwhile in the future part, a middle-aged Wilson, who is now a broken and mentally ill man under the legal and healthcare of Dr. Eugene Landy (Giamatti). Wilson meets a Cadillac saleswoman, Melinda Ledbetter (Elizabeth Banks) and they fall for each-other, Melinda tries to save Wilson from Landy's manipulation.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Recap & Review - Gangsta: Episode 1 & 2

Gangsta is an anime based on the manga of the same name by Kohske, and animated by Manglobe.
Gangsta's first two episodes introduced us to the world of Gangsta wonderfully, meeting our main characters, showing the  kind of work they do and setting up a threat for the future.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Review - Dragon Ball Super: Episode 1

When it was revealed that another Dragon Ball anime was coming out i was ecstatic, Dragon Ball was my childhood and watching new content now is something i never thought would happen. The newest DB movie, Battle of Gods was great and introduced some really interesting new characters that fits perfectly into the DB universe. But i'm glad there is even more content now available.

This opening episode of DB Super was a great re-introduction to the DB world, catching up with most of our main characters, while nothing monumental happen, we had small stories that familiarized ourselves with the characters and set up some new threats.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Review - Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys is a Sci-Fi/Action film and is the fifth film in the Terminator series, the film is directed by Alan Taylor and stars Arnold Schwartzenegger, Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Matt Smith, Jason Clarke and Jai Courtney.... unfortunately.

Terminator Genisys is a soft reboot for the franchise, getting rid of most of the things we've seen in the previous film and bringing the story into the present, the film starts as the first one does with Kyle Reese getting sent to the past where he has to protect Sarah Connor, but when he gets there things don't go to plan and an unexpected turn of events creates a new timeline.