Spectre – Film Review

The 24th James Bond film, Spectre is the second instalment directed by Sam Mendes and is the 4th film featuring Daniel Craig in the lead. With the secret service under political threat by a member of the British government, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the team – M (Ralph Fiennes), Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) – must focus their efforts on keeping the operation alive. But Bond puts matters into his own hands, after a cryptic message forces him to go on a rogue mission to uncover a sinister organisation known as Spectre. With the company of Dr. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), Bond must follow a well-disguised trail of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind the organisation, as a face from his past, Blofeld (Christoph Waltz), uncovers a link bigger than any of the 007 initiative could have ever imagined.

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The Martian – Book vs. Film Review

“If a hiker gets lost in the mountains, people will coordinate a search. If a train crashes, people will line up to give blood. If an earthquake levels a city, people all over the world will send emergency supplies. This is so fundamentally human that it’s found in every culture without exception. Yes, there are assholes who just don’t care, but they’re massively outnumbered by the people who do.”


Directed by Ridley Scott, with screenplay by Drew Goddard and adapted from the 2011 novel of the same name by Andy Weir, The Martain follows a manned mission to Mars, when Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left behind by his crew after he is presumed dead. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA, headed up by Teddy Sanders (Jeff Daniels), and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates, commanded by Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain), plot a daring rescue mission.

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Legend – Film Review

Based on the true story and directed by Brian Helgeland, Legend follows the rise and fall of the notorious 1960s gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray (both portrayed by Tom Hardy), two of the most well-known criminals in British history. Based on the book The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins by John Pearson, Legend explores the relationship that bound the twins together, details how they built their organised crime empire in the East End of London, and charts their gruesome career until their ultimate downfall and imprisonment for life in 1969.

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Vendetta – DVD Review

(Written for Filmoria)

“Get ready for hell in a cell” …because The Big Show is ready to rumble. And kill.

From the “Twisted” Soska Sisters, Vendetta is a violent action film set primarily in a prison, as a detective pushed beyond his limits seeks vengeance for the murder of his wife, committed by a criminal that he put away.

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