• Hell Baby

    Hell Baby

    ★★★

    I see that there are mixed reviews for this, and judging by how I liked it but the person I watched this with did not, I guess you'll either find Hell Baby entertaining and silly, or just silly, period. The laughs come largely from the same things repeated sporadically throughout the movie. I thought the male lead did a great job of treating the script seriously, and the neighbour was a riot! Many other things brought a smile to my face, at the very least.

  • The Martian

    The Martian

    ★★★½

    A weakened man almost certainly cannot move something that weighs 400kg. Even on Mars, with gravity at 62% that of Earth's, 400kg would feel like 152kg. And how is it that the top scientific minds failed to account for major slowdown due to wind resistance when suggesting the tarp replacement for the rocket cover? So, yeah. If you're going to make a movie about science, get it right.

  • The Intern

    The Intern

    Well that trailer was certainly misleading. I thought I was getting a comedy. Instead this turned out to be a whole load of feminist babble centred around how working mothers can and should have their cake and eat it too. This message was pounded in so hard and strong it drowned out whatever warm, fuzzy feelings I got from watching De Niro's character "integrate". This movie should win an award for having the stealthiest hidden agenda of the year!

  • Crimson Peak

    Crimson Peak

    A movie with leads like Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska shouldn't have turned out like that - boring, pointless and instantly forgettable. The set design and cinematography were quite awesome no doubt (with the exception of the cheapo-looking knife with the plastic handle!), but style cannot override substance. The climax was flat and we are told what we already know, while what we don't yet know and are eager to find out, is never ever explained. A huge waste of a stellar cast.

  • Big Sky

    Big Sky

    I love Bella Thorne, but she really has got to choose better movies. This was so terrible I wouldn't wish it upon anyone. The plot centres around a girl with agoraphobia and how she gets entangled in a heist that goes wrong. None of her actions are what someone with agoraphobia would do. The story is stupid and senseless. Things are painfully boring (the person I watched this with fell asleep at around the 20-minute mark). The climax and payoff are not worth a dime. Avoid like the plague.

  • Mean Girls

    Mean Girls

    Finally decided to see what all the hype was about. And was disappointed. I expected something a lot wittier, funnier and well-played. Instead I found myself majorly disliking Lindsay Lohan (her acting seemed extremely hollow and I failed on all levels to connect with her character emotionally), and thought everything from the conflict resolution session to the ending was extremely contrived and fake. The subplot involving the Lebanese girlfriend and her gay BFF was also never satisfactorily explained/resolved. A huge waste of my time.

  • Barely Lethal

    Barely Lethal

    Can't say I wasn't entertained, but after watching this I seriously felt that I'd lost quite a few IQ points. The lead actress was endearing, but the villainous femmes were terribly played. Not sure if that was the intended purpose. If it's a teenie movie you're after, there're much better ones out there.

  • Mr. Holmes

    Mr. Holmes

    ★★★★

    A surprisingly poignant rendition and possibly one of Ian McKellen's finest performances ever. The plot was carefully paced and cleverly revealed. The English countryside cum coastal setting was absolutely breathtaking. The climax was brilliantly subtle. The result is something that's equal parts art and entertainment.

  • Wild Child

    Wild Child

    ★★★

    Salvaged by a great cast - you really can't hate Juno Temple, and the late Natasha Richardson was endearing in this. Emma Roberts was also a lot better than I expected her to be (and really hot as well). Other than that, this is your standard Mean Girls type drama, except set in a boarding school in England.

  • Pan

    Pan

    ★★★★

    Good lord, was that the same Garrett Hedlund from Tron?! He looked absolutely dreamy in this movie! 😍 (Which just goes to show what magic a good haircut and some stubble can do for you.) Anyway, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this, given that the trailer didn't excite me much. The starting of this movie was actually a little slow and dreary, but as the movie progressed, the action sped up and visuals got more colourful & spectacular.…

  • The Visit

    The Visit

    Would you film yourself with a huge, bulky camera while trying frantically to escape from a life-and-death situation? Given the chance to escape from a house of horror, would you instead go exploring one of its rooms, leaving your helpless comrade alone with the enemy? These are just some of the incredibly STUPID things characters in this movie do. I must say I quite enjoyed the movie until all this happened. Now I just feel like punching M Night Shyamalan in the face.

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man

    ★★★★

    Wow, what a surprise! I never thought - of all the countless superhero movies we've been subjected to of late - that Ant-Man would be my favourite! But here is undeniable proof that it's not about the material, but rather what you do with it. This was entertaining, funny, well-paced, well-scripted, and had a cast that brought things to the next level. (Absolutely loved Michael Peña here too!) Would re-watch any day!