Talking Movies

Perhaps the greatest passion of my life, especially in recent years, is movies. I grew up watching action, horror, science-fiction, and fantasy films but have pretty broad tastes as well; having studied films for years, I’m happy to watch anything but always scrutinised a film to its smallest detail. Given that I tend to see at least one new film a month at the cinema, I tend to publish these articles at least once a month (or more, if it takes my fancy).

When reviewing films, I previously employed a dual thumb/star rating system (with two thumbs up being the best and a thumbs down being the worst) before switching to a traditional five star system. I also employ no restraint on spoilers and will discuss the film’s finer points in the appropriately-titled “Nitty-Gritty” section.

Talking Movies: Deadpool

Released: 8 February 2016Director: Tim MillerDistributor: 20th Century FoxBudget: $58 millionStars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapičić/Andre Tricoteux The Plot:After mercenary for hire Wade Wilson (Reynolds) contracts terminal cancer, he turns to Francis Freeman/Ajax (Skrein), who subjects him to round-the-clock torture to activate his latent X-Gene. … Continue reading Talking Movies: Deadpool

Talking Movies [Mewtwo’s Birthday]: Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back

According to Pokémon: Blue and Red Version (Nintendo/Creatures/Game Freak, 1995), February 6 is the day that Mew successfully gave birth to my favourite Pokémon, Mewtwo. Whether this was a natural birth or simply the day the clone was successfully created is up for debate but, nevertheless, this is the official date that the world’s most … Continue reading Talking Movies [Mewtwo’s Birthday]: Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back

Talking Movies: The Equalizer 2

Released: 20 July 2018Director: Antoine FuquaDistributor: Sony Pictures ReleasingBudget: $62 to 79 millionStars: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, Jonathan Scarfe, and Bill Pullman The Plot:Robert McCall (Washington) has been operating as “The Equalizer” for some time, righting wrongs and offering his unique services to those in need while still living a relatively … Continue reading Talking Movies: The Equalizer 2

Talking Movies: The Equalizer

Released: 26 September 2014Director: Antoine FuquaDistributor: Sony Pictures ReleasingBudget: $73 millionStars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, David Harbour, Johnny Skourtis, and Chloë Grace Moretz The Plot:Robert McCall (Washington) is a simple man of routine, an unassuming widower living a quiet life in Boston, who is unwittingly drawn back into his mysterious and violent past when Alina … Continue reading Talking Movies: The Equalizer

Talking Movies: London Has Fallen

Released: 4 March 2016Director: Babak NajafiDistributor: Focus FeaturesBudget: $60 millionStars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Waleed Zuaiter, Angela Bassett, and Morgan Freeman The Plot:When the world’s leaders arrive in London for the funeral of the British Prime Minister, a group of mercenaries led by Kamran Barkawi (Waleed Zuaiter) launch a co-ordinated attack on … Continue reading Talking Movies: London Has Fallen


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