Suicide Squad – 2/5 stars

Welcome back 🙂 Just a warning: this is going to be a rant about a film. This is one of those films that had to be watched before it can be duly slated. After its trailers built up fan expectation, Suicide Squad has been dubbed the DC’s Guardians of the Galaxy. However, its Marvel counterpart had some sense – this doesn’t. Following from the events … Continue reading Suicide Squad – 2/5 stars

Beautiful Creatures – 3.5/5 stars

After the hoo-hah that is Twilight and The Hunger Games, the last thing the world probably needs is another adaptation of a teen fiction series, especially that of the supernatural persuasion.  This movie was first advertised back in late 2012 and didn’t really think twice about it, until it hit our screens this weekend. Beautiful Creatures is an adaptation of the 2009 book; the first … Continue reading Beautiful Creatures – 3.5/5 stars

The Oscars 2012 – personal reaction

2012 marked a significant year for me as a film buff. This year, after a really long lie-in and a practically redundant nap, I stayed up to pull off my first Oscars all-nighter. After bitching about some of the dresses (it looked like Shailene Woodley stripped a wedding cake of its marzipan and made into a dress from the 1930’s) and entertained about the stunt by Sacha … Continue reading The Oscars 2012 – personal reaction

The Help review – 4 stars

Another film based on a bestselling book…it’s a steady stream nowadays. Yet, The Help raised a few eyebrows. The adaptation of the 2009 novel was the surprise summer hit of 2011, getting to no.1 in the US Box Office, but that was not the reason why. The inspiring tale of the tell-all tale from the viewpoint of African American maids is also a charming one. … Continue reading The Help review – 4 stars