Monday, July 07, 2014

Mid-Year Review: Top 5 Best and Worst of 2014

A fairly good year for movies thus far in 2014. Not many disappointments, a few surprises, the indie scene still continues to impress and even the blockbuster scene has looked well (as compared to last year's). Here's my top 5 films I've enjoyed so far this year and the top 5 worst films that should have never been made.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Review - X-men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Starring James McAvoy, Hugh Jackman and Michael Fassbender.
Directed by Bryan Singer
Runtime: 2hr 11mins.

X-men Days of Future Past is the best X-men movie to date. Here we follow our super mutants as they are forced to travel back in time to stop a sentinels apocalypse which pose a huge threat to their kind.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Review - Godzilla (2014)

Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen.
Directed by Gareth Edwards.
Run-time: 2hrs 3mins

I was a bit skeptical about a Godzilla remake (and yes I did like the Matthew Broderick version growing up) but after watching Monsters a few weeks back, I thought director Gareth Edwards might be right guy for this job, seeing how had tackled his movie 'Monsters' with such lovely buildup. I'm happy to report that Gareth's style rubbed off on Godzilla and it turned out to be a pretty decent effort from him.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Review - The Amazing Spiderman 2 (2014)

Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx.
Directed by Marc Webb.
Run-time: 2hrs 22mins

The world did not anticipate a reboot of Spiderman so soon but thankfully Marc Webb has handled the franchise fairly well thus far. The Amazing Spiderman 2 follows our webbed hero Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) as he faces new obstacles, while also learning the truth about his parents. I know a lot of people remember Sam Raimi's Spiderman 3 and how poorly its multiple villain storyline was handled so I actually had concern for this installment. However I'm glad to say that this Spidey turned out to be better than expected.