Movie Review: Black Panther

What happens now determines what happens to the rest of the world.

Black Panther is easily one of the most anticipated movies of 2018. Starring an all star cast including Chadwick Boseman, Angela Basset, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Michael B Jordan and the list goes on.

Black Panther is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, with the passing of King T’Chaka, T’Challa takes up the mantle of the Black Panther as well as the role of The King of Wakanda.

The Good

This movie came with an incredible amount of anticipation, with an all black cast behind and in front of the camera not to mention the first major superhero movie led by a black actor, this movie is ground breaking.


Chadwick Boseman is great as both the Black Panther and T’Challa, however the movie is filled with more interesting personalities. From Lupita Nyong’o who plays a Wakandan spy to Letitia Wright who plays T’Challa’s sister and more importantly Danai Gurira who leads the Dora Milaje. These characters bring so much depth to them and makes you invested into their own story arcs.


One of the most fascinating aspect of the film is Michael B. Jordan. As his story arc brings about a damaged character that you can sympathize with. You understand why he’s angry though his actions are extreme, you can feel his frustration. His role as Killmonger is easily one of the best villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Bad


This film does have flaws, at times it’s predictable and the CG isn’t all that polished there are several scenes where the CG looks unfinished and it can take you out of the film.



Overall Black Panther is an incredibly enjoyable film, it’s definitely one of the better Marvel movies. The characters, the story and especially the culture it’s representing makes this movie unique and special. Even with Avengers: Infinity War looming around the corner Black Panther manages to be it’s own movie and if anything makes you more excited for the next movies.

Good Bad 4/5
    • Terrific Action Sequences
    • Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger
    • Bad Ass female characters
      • Predictable Plot Points
      • Weak CGI at certain scenes



Movie Review: All the Money in the World

J. Paul Getty had a fortune. Everyone else paid the price.

All the Money in the World is directed by Ridley Scott, it’s based on the book by John Pearson. Starring Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and Christopher Plummer as J. Paul Getty.

When 16 year old John Paul Getty III has been kidnapped, the kidnappers asks his mom, Michelle Williams, to pay for 17 million dollars. However seeing as she doesn’t have that amount of money she asks her father-in-law, who’s adamant not to spend any ransom money, to pay the ransom.

The Good

Coming into this film, I was intrigued on how Ridley Scott tackled the transition of replacing Kevin Spacy with Christopher Plummer as J. Paul Getty. However after watching this film proves that Ridley Scott is a master of his craft as he manages to seamlessly swap the actors without any hints of the former.


The acting in this movie is tremendous, this is more of Michelle Williams more than anything and she is terrific. Mark Wahlberg is also toned down but Christoper Plummer as J. Paul Getty is incredible. He’s cold-blooded and meticulous about his money and you do see his point of view at times but there’s ruthlessness behind him and that makes the character intriguing.

The Bad

The only major issue I have in this movie is the color palette, the film has cold bleak look to it and seeing how most of the scenes are in Italy, it didn’t quite resonate well on screen. Though there are some scenes that greatly benefited from it at times it was distracting.



Overall All the Money in the World is a highly suspenseful film, it’s not very action packed but it does enough to keep you entertained throughout. It has some good twists and turns to keep it unpredictable and the performances were great. Highly Recommended.

Good Bad 4/5
    • Strong Performances
    • Christopher Plummer as J. Paul Getty
    • Highly Suspenseful
    • Bleak Color Palette

Movie Review: Pitch Perfect 3

Last Call, Pitches

Pitch Perfect 3 is the third movie in the Pitch Perfect series. It’s Directed Trish Sie and it stars the usual Pitch Perfect crew with Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp and Rebel Wilson.


The Good

There’s very little good things about this movie, mainly if you’re someone who’s into covers and the singing battle they call a Riff-off you might enjoy the parts where they do so.

The Bad

This was a painful movie with an abundance of unfunny fat jokes. Rebel Wilson who was tolerable in the first movie, was annoying in this movie. Another annoying part is DJ Khaled, granted he’s not in screen a lot but do they mention his name a hundred times beating you over the head with the fact that he’s in the movie.


Anna Kendrick seems like she’s lost passion with this project and was clearly doing this for the paycheck and also we get John Lithgow with a terrible Australian accent.



Overall there’s really no big reason to watch this in the cinemas. It’s unfunny and even the singing wasn’t as good as before. Pitch Perfect 3 is what you call a cash grab taking advantage of naive viewers thinking they would go in there and have a good time. Not Recommended, (just keep watching the first one).

Good Bad 1/5
    • Generally Unfunny
    • Fat Jokes
    • Tired Plot
    • DJ Khaled


Top 10 Movies of 2017

2017 has already passed and with another exciting year ahead, let’s look back into my top 10 movies of 2017. I will also look at other movies which I also liked but did not make it to my list.

This list is purely subjective and does not reflect any official list of any sort

10. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Coming in at number 10 is Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Directed by Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards tells the story of a mother seeking justice for her daughter’s death. Easily the strongest aspect of this movie is the acting, this movie has incredibly complex characters, sometimes you root for them sometimes you hate them.

The star here however is Frances McDormand who’s incredibly unpredictable and just owns this movie. You are fascinated by her actions and you want to see where she’s gonna go with it. This is a great dark comedy that keeps you rooting for the good and sometimes bad guys and this is why Three Billboards is my top 10 movie of the year.

9. Detroit

Number 9 was an incredibly tough film to watch, it tells the story of the 1967 Detroit riots, particularly an incident that occurred at the Algiers Motel.

Detroit is a movie that’s brilliantly acted to the point that it hits too close to home. This movie will make you angry, devastated and yearning for justice for the victims. But on an impressive note, Katheryn Bigelow directed this masterfully telling a painfully unforgettable story, one that you will remember for quite sometime.

8. It

It is an adaptation and a remake of the classic Stephen King Book, It. I love horror movies and there’s nothing I love more than a horror movie with a deep story and this movie gave me exactly that.

Your cast of kids were hilarious and likable and you root for them all the way through. Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise was also great but another great thing about this movie were the scares, they were scary, fun and I enjoyed them quite a lot.

7. Spider-Man: Homecoming

Number 7 is of course your friendly neighborhood spider-man. It’s exciting to see Spider-Man be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We first saw him at Captain America: Civil War and to see him have his own movie with the MCU elements was very refreshing for the character.

Tom Holland is perfect as the young Peter Parker and the addition of Robert Downey Jr. elevates the movie even more.

6. Blade Runner 2049

Coming in at number 6 is Blade Runner 2049. Directed by Denis Villenueve shot by Roger Deakins, this movie is gorgeous. It’s visually appealing and at times immersive. Ryan Gosling was great as well was Harrison Ford, this is a sequel that has thought put into it and I’d love to visit this world again, in the future.

5. Get Out

Number 5 is Get Out, directed by Jordan Peele, Get Out tackles plenty of themes and subjects regarding interracial dating. From a film making stand point, Jordan Peele did a great job directing this movie, for a debut movie it’s impressive.

The social commentary however is another story, as this presents experiences that are too familiar when it comes to interracial dating or being the odd one in a crowd. Get Out bends the horror thriller genre and it also adds a bit of dark comedy in it but it blends it all into one tight movie.

4. Logan

Coming in at number 4 is Logan. Easily the best super hero movie of the year. Logan delivers a fitting finale for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. Another great aspect of the film is Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier portrayed in a state that we’ve never seen him before.

Logan breaks your typical superhero genre by adding a bit of drama and western but also incorporating the R rating exceptionally well. In Logan we see Wolverine slice up bad guys and it is brutal and beautiful and it’s why Logan is my top 4 movie of 2017.

3. Wind River

Wind River was a really nice surprise, having very little knowledge prior to watching it. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, this movie is dark, cold but incredibly enthralling.

Jeremy Renner is great as this is possibly his best performance in a film since The Hurt Locker. Elizabeth Olsen is also great and both leads compliment each other really well. This movie sucked me in from start to finish and with a tense climax, this movie delivers and that’s why it’s top 3.

2. War for the Planet of the Apes

Seldom does a trilogy get better with each sequential release, however this reboot of the planet of the apes series did exactly that. We saw Ceasar grow from a baby ape to a fearless leader and what journey it has been.

Andy Serkis has been amazing with his motion capture giving us a strong consistent performance as Ceasar. Another impressive aspect of this film is the use of CG on the apes. They were as realistic as they could be and they’re incredible. Overall War for the Planet of the Apes closes of a story that’s well crafted and well thought of and that’s why it’s top 2 in my list.

Honorable Mentions

Before revealing my number one movie of the year here are some movies which I also thoroughly enjoyed but didn’t make it to my list.

Thor: Ragnarok

Wonder Woman


Lost City of Z


1. Coco

With no surprise to some Coco takes the top spot on my list. Seldom do I get emotionally taken in a movie and Coco managed to hit me emotionally from start to finish. It’s beautiful animation captures you visually but the story grabs you by the heart. Pixar has done it again releasing a movie that resonates to both kids and adults and a story that will definitely capture your heart.

There you go my top 10 movies of 2017, it has been an interesting year and with the upcoming releases of 2018, it’s safe to say that this year will be an exciting year for movies.

Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

2017 is nearing it’s end and it’s been a crazy year for movies with Beauty and the Beast holding the 1st place being the top grossing movie world wide. With a total gross of $504,014,165, Beauty and the Beast proves that nostalgia is good business.

One of the most surprising movies this year however is Wonder Woman. With DC’s track record of producing critically unimpressive movies, Wonder Woman not only was loved by fans but also by critics, proving that the DC movie universe can produce good comic book movies. Another impressive note is that Wonder Woman have a worldwide gross of $412,563,408 putting the movie behind Beauty in the Beast.

With that said 2018 have a promising year for movies and here’s my top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018.

10. Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse

Liev Schreiber
Mahershala Ali as Aaron Davis
Shameik Moore as Miles Morales

With a surprising entry from Sony, they released a trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse. This time starring the other Spider Man, Miles Morales.

I’m very much looking forward to this movie as this is the first time that we see the Miles Morales Spider-Man in the big screen. Sony animation is known for some of the worst animated movies this year (The Emojo movie, Smurfs: The Lost Village) however with a collaboration with Marvel, Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse seems like a promising project and it’s something to be excited for.

9. Mortal Engines

Hera Hilmar
Robert Sheehan
Hugo Weaving

Based on a popular book, Mortal Engines is being produced by Peter Jackson. Peter Jackson of course not a stranger in adapting epic novels into movies. Mortal Engines could be the next epic book to movie next to the Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series.

Filmed entirely in New Zealand, Mortal Engines is definitely a movie to look forward to in 2018.

8. Deadpool 2

Ryan Reynolds
Josh Brolin
Morena Baccarin

With the huge success of the first one, there was never any doubt about a sequel. One thing that intrigues me on this sequel is the casting of Josh Brolin as Cable. He’s already Thanos in the upcoming Avengers movie and with Disney acquiring Fox assets I’m looking forward to the jokes that Deadpool brings for the sequel.

7. Sicario 2: Soldado

Benicio Del Toro
Isabela Moner
Josh Brolin

Another sequel that also features Josh Brolin, is Sicario 2. I was never a fan of the first movie, however the trailer for Sicario 2 looks very impressive and with Taylor Sheridan writing once again. Sicario 2 has the potential to be a great sequel.

6. Venom

Tom Hardy
Michelle Williams
Woody Harrelson


Venom is a project I personally have been skeptical about since it’s a Sony production. However this is looking to have a lot of promise in it. With reports that the story will involve a mixture of Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes this has the potential to be a good anti hero movie. Not to mention Tom Hardy’s enthusiasm with this movie helps it a lot.

5. Isle of Dogs

Scarlett Johansson
Bryan Cranston
Tilda Swinton

Isle of Dogs, is an upcoming stop-motion animated film by Wes Anderson. I’ve always liked Fantastic Mr Fox and with this being Wes Anderson’s second stop-motion animated film, this is one movie I am looking forward to.

Isle of Dogs features an all star cast that mostly featured in previous Wes Anderson films.

4. Annihilation

Oscar Isaac
Natalie Portman
Jennifer Jason Leigh

A movie which I thought would come out this year, Annihilation is based on the books by Jeff Vandermeer where four women venture into a place called Area X.

Ever since Ex Machina, I have been looking forward to Alex Garland’s latest project and with the trailers that came out I am even more excited for Annihilation.

3. Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman
Michael B. Jordan
Andy Serkis

One of the three marvel movies that will come out in 2018, Black Panther is looking to be one of the most unique Marvel movies to have ever been produced.

With an all star cast featuring an almost all black cast, Black Panther is looking to be a very strong game changer in the superhero genre and I am very much looking forward to it.

2. Ready Player One

Tye Sheridan
Olivia Cooke
Ben Mendelsohn

Ready Player One was definitely one of the best books I’ve ever read so when reports were saying Steven Spielberg is adapting the book into a movie, I could not be more excited. Granted I am not a fan of the 80s however I am a fan of video games and movies and to see this movie come to fruition, I am incredibly looking forward to it.

Honorable Mentions

The Incredibles 2

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Ant-Man and the Wasp




The New Mutants


1. Avengers: Infinity War

Josh Brolin
Chris Evans
Robert Downey Jr.

This is easily the most anticipated movie of 2018, with the history behind it and with a villain that’s been built up for 10 years not to mention a collection of all the Marvel characters in one movie makes this movie an event that you would not want to miss.

So there you go my top 10 most anticipated movies of 2018, note that this list is mostly subjective and not an official list of any sort, this is only my opinion so which movie are you most looking forward to?

Movie Review: Coco

I have to sing. It’s not just *in* me… It *is* Me.

Coco is the latest animated film from Pixar and it’s directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina. It stars newcomer Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt and Gael Garcia Bernal.

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Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

The Good

Coco is easily this year’s best animated movie. The beautiful design of the Land of the Dead is one of the many highlights of this film. The colourful environment the neon colours of the animals and the look of the dead, it’s a marvel to look at.

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Another highlight of this film is how they incorporated the Mexican culture. With the theme of Dio De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) you can tell Pixar did their homework to make sure they got it right and they did. Especially with a strong focus on family it’s fascinating to watch and it sucks you right into the movie.


The strongest aspect of this movie however is the story. Though it starts of as your typical Pixar movie with a character going from point A to B. There are moments in this film where they completely turns the story around and to a point where you don’t know where it’s headed. The story is incredibly enthralling and it’s beautiful as well as powerful.

The Bad

The only complaint I have for this movie, and it’s very minor is the humour, some of the laughs and gags are something you’ve seen before with skeletons pulling themselves apart and putting them back together. It’s very basic, but it does not hinder the overall quality of the movie.



As mentioned above Coco is easily one of the best movies to have come out this year. With a strong and powerful story and gorgeous animation. Coco will have you sad crying and happy crying. It’s a beautiful film accompanied by beautiful music and great voice acting from everybody involved. This film is highly recommended for everyone.

Good Bad 5/5
    • Beautiful Design and Animation
    • Strong Story
    • Lovely Music


Movie Review: The Foreigner

Politicians and terrorists, they are just 2 ends of the same snake

The Foreigner is directed by Martin Campbell (Spyfall) and it stars Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.

When an explosion in a public street in London kills numerous civilians, Quan Ngoc Minh (Jackie Chan) who’s daughter was killed in the explosion, stops at nothing in extracting vengeance to the bombers.


The Good

Despite Jackie Chan’s age, this movie is proof that he still got it. From the action perspective of the movie, Jackie can still kick ass. The action sequence are thrilling and very entertaining. Jackie Chan also proved that not only he can kick ass as if he was in his 30s but he can also act as he delivers very compelling dramatic scenes.

His counter part, Liam Hennessy played by Pierce Brosnan is also great. Though he’s not action oriented like his James Bond days, his performance is also compelling and with surprisingly having more screen time than Jackie Chan. He’s done a great job carrying the movie whenever Jackie’s not on screen.

The Bad

There’s a few things that may annoy people in this movie, one of which is the movie’s score. With a mixture of techno and electronic music, most of the time it didn’t mesh well with the scenes and at times was distracting. Another complaint is how the movie was cut together. Though not a major complaint, there were some scenes in the movie which felt randomly put together which in return did not resonate well on screen.



Overall The Foreigner is a very solid action/political thriller. With 2 strong leads and a decent story. The Foreigner not only gives justice to it’s 2 hour running time but also it’s able to entertain all throughout. With very minor complaints, The Foreigner is highly recommended.

Good Bad 3.8/5
  • Jackie Chan & Pierce Brosnan
  • Good Action Sequences
  • Distracting Score
  • Odd Pacing