The original 1978, John Carpenter directed 'Halloween' is probably my favourite horror film of all time. It is the yearly Halloween tradition that I have yet to break and never plan to. The iconic piano and synth, suburban flair and excess usage of pumpkins. The embodiment of evil personified as Michael Myers, a person in … Continue reading ‘Halloween Ends’ Is The Iconic, Campy and Unconventional Finale That I Loved To Bits.
If 2022 has done anything for movies, it's that it brought back original blockbusters with a vengeance, I mentioned this in so many of my reviews this year but it's also worth noting how blockbusters with mainly people of colour have been so successful this year. From 'Everything Everywhere All At Once' being the highest-grossing … Continue reading ‘The Woman King’: A Moving, Hard-Hitting Epic.
They don't make them like they used to, Halloween movies I mean. Not horror movies or thrillers, I mean movies centred around Halloween. Of course, we have the affairs of Jamie Lee Curtis going head to head with Michael Myers but it's not really a family-friendly event is it? As a child who grew up … Continue reading ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Is Pure, Old-Fashioned Halloween Mischief.
'Don't Worry Darling' is a movie I was excited to see long before the drama-fueled narrative around it. The follow-up to the 2019 hit 'Booksmart' from Olivia Wilde being this mystery thriller starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles? There was no way on Earth I wasn't going to watch this movie. When the promotional campaign … Continue reading ‘Don’t Worry Darling’: A Half-Baked Sprint To An Unsatisfying Finish Line.
A24's horror reign in 2022 has been one of the few pleasant surprises this year has to offer. From the newfound Ti West trilogy surrounding the movie 'X' with the prequel 'Pearl' out now in theatres and the sequel 'MaXXXine' in theatres sometime in the near future to even new and original stories in movies … Continue reading ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’… I Didn’t Get It The First Time But I Get It Now!
Contrary to what some fans of 'My Hero Academia' feel, I actually very much enjoyed Season 5, especially the 'Endeavour's Agency' arc! I loved seeing Deku, Bakugo and Todoroki grow as heroes and develop as characters, especially Shouto. I was ecstatic when I heard that a surprise third movie was coming out and set during … Continue reading My Hero Academia SPOILERS // World Heroes’ Mission Movie & Departure OVA.
One of the more unexpected things to happen to me in 2022 was becoming a 'Dragon Ball' fan. Ever since the release of 'Dragon Ball Super: Broly' back in 2019, I was always interested in revisiting the world properly for the first time. While I haven't had time to check out the shows, I have … Continue reading ‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’: A Super-Sized Creative Punch!
If there has been one movie this year that has impacted me, my love for film and sparked a sense of wonder and awe that I hadn't felt in a while, it is Jordan Peele's third entry, 'NOPE'. Following the massive successes of both 'Get Out' and 'Us', two movies that glued me to the … Continue reading ‘NOPE’: A Nightmarish Spectacle That Speaks Volumes.
The Summer Movie Season of 2022 has been quite an interesting moment in pop culture. The 'Top Gun' sequel dominated the box-office, aliens were reinvented in 'NOPE', Elvis became cool again and the Minions united teen boys everywhere to dress up in suits and go to the theatres. Needless to say, it was a Summer … Continue reading I Was Pleasantly Surprised by ‘Bullet Train’.
It is quite unfortunate that one of the year's best blockbusters did not get a theatrical release, even more so when it is unanimously hailed as the best movie in its franchise since the original. After a rocky number of sequels and even failure in a crossover franchise, the 'Predator' franchise tried returning to the … Continue reading ‘Prey’: A Highly Satisfying Primal Brawl.