Pet Sematary Review

Pet Sematary, based on the novel by horror master Stephen King, runs two-minutes less than the 1989 original for which King penned the script. This version is a fast-paced dive into the macabre with a constantly unnerving mood, jump scares galore and fantastic performances. A big change to the source material may annoy purists, but either way this 2019 release could have used more character development to truly deliver it’s final punch.

Shazam! Review

Shazam is a character with a long lineage in comics and an similarly long list of aliases and legal issues. The Superman-like hero debuted in 1940 with the name Captain Marvel, which of course clashed with the Marvel hero of the same name. Perhaps it is thus fitting that this film releases within just months of the Marvel film.

US Review

US is about you and I, it's about the U.S and it's about all of human civilization. Although Jordan Peele's directorial debut Get Out wore its theme on its sleeve and was transparent with its story of racism in American, US wears its theme with a thin-veil, but the most obvious thematic story being told is one of workers class in American, and ultimately the world over. And yeah, it's scary.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Review

Nobody was expecting great things from The Lego Movie when it was greenlit back in 2011 but when it was released in 2014, it shocked the world with its smarts, humour, heart and beautiful animation. Five years later and we now have a sequel that is just as clever, funny, stunning to look and emotional but it is missing the surprise and the freshness of the original which isn’t helped by being the fourth film in the Lego Movie franchise (following 2017’s The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie).

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Review

How To Train Your Dragon is one of the best cinema experiences I have been fortunate to enough to have had. Flying through the skies with Toothless for the first time was a joyous moment that brought a wide grin to my face. There was just a certain magic to that film and How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is proof that that magic is very difficult to recapture.

Anna and the Apocalypse Review

Anna and the Apocalypse calls itself a “Christmas Zombie Musical”, a combination I didn’t know I wanted until I did a Reacts video for the trailer with Dylan. While its pitch might get people people to watch it, the film is good enough to make sure people won’t think of it as just a gimmick movie.

Love, Simon Review

Simon Spier is -- as he describes himself -- a pretty normal kid, and with a pretty good life. He goes to school, hangs out with his friends and has a loving mother, father and sister. Just one problem: he’s hiding a secret from everyone, a secret he’s afraid to share -- Simon is gay.

A Quiet Place Review

Stumble. Trip. Drop. Scream. You will die. A Quiet Place sets up the premise and danger within it’s opening fifteen minutes as we see just how fast the mysterious creatures roaming Earth will respond and kill you if you make anything above a husky whisper, and it's fast. 

Happy Death Day Review

Happy Death Day, directed by Christopher Landon (who previously worked on a lot of The Paranormal Activity films), wears its inspiration on its sleeve. The Universal logo opens and blinks out before restarting three times over -- it’s cute at best. Yes! This is a horror movie inspired so very obviously by Groundhog Day.

Blade Runner 2049 Review

My head was swirling as I left the cinema having just watched Blade Runner 2049. I sat in my car for 10 minutes just to process the film I had just watched -- pondering its beauty, its brutality and working my mind through the many questions it had left me. This is the sign of an amazing film -- an amazing piece of art -- that has your body overcome with a euphoria like I had, left wanting to dissect its pieces, for all the right reasons.