After barely surviving her previous encounter, Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) crash lands on The Fiorina, a maximum security prison for rapists and murders. As if that isn’t enough of a challenge, it doesn’t take long for her to notice the telltale signs of her returning nemesis… Note: As of writing this review, Disney+ only offers […]

In this sentimental, sci-fi-fantasy drama George Malley (John Travolta) is an unremarkable, everyman mechanic who lives in a sleepy little town and is liked by all. On his 37th birthday, he is knocked of his feet by a blinding light which proceeds to give him genius level intellect and strange telekinetic powers. While George tries […]

Quartet is a cosy, mildly comedic drama that focuses on the residents of a retirement home with struggling finances for professional musicians. Reg (Tom Courtenay), Wilf (Billy Connolly) and Cissy (Pauline Collins) plan to raise funds with a performance at the annual concert for classic musician Verdi’s birthday. However, they lack the star power to […]

This drama comedy sees a group of unconnected retirees all make the decision (for various different reasons) to move to India in hopes of finding a better life at a new luxury retirement home. What they find is far from expected, thus leading everyone down a path of self-discovery as they adjust to their new […]

In this gently comedic tale of unexpected romance, copywriter Jessica (Jennifer Westfeldt) struggles on the blind dating scene, when her work colleague Josh (Scott Cohen) accuses her of not taking chances. Taking this to heart, she answers Helen’s (Heather Juergensen) advert in hopes of enjoying a lesbian experience. Initially aiming to be merely friends with […]

In this classic musical, recently-engaged couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) experience car trouble en-route to visiting a former tutor and seek refuge at the nearby lair of mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry)… As a film fan, deciding which is the best musical ever made is a very tall order. But for […]

This 5-part limited series follows four friends across a decade (1981 through 1991) as their hopeful, extravagant existence among the gay scene of London is gradually encroached on by the ghoulish spectre that is the AIDS virus… I know what the vast majority of my readers are probably thinking right now: “I go on Disney+ […]

In this final instalment of the original franchise, Caesar (Roddy McDowall) and MacDonald (recast with Austin Stoker) maintain a fragile peace between apes and humans 10 years after societal anarchy and nuclear war. Unfortunately, a journey to find answers from the past may lead to an inevitable Armageddon in the future… In the previous review, […]

Set 18 years after the events of the previous film in the “future” that is 1991, Caesar (the offspring of the late Cornelius and Zira) can no longer hide in the shadows and watch his ape brethren mistreated by humans… Regular readers of my reviews may remember that I criticised the previous film in this […]

Scrambling to survive the destruction of their society, 3 ape scientists go back in time to then-contemporary 1970s America. However, their search for refuge only serves to sew distrust and throws up questions on intervening against a potentially inevitable future… How do you continue a franchise that tried its hardest to end after two films? […]

In this direct sequel to a sci-fi classic, Brent (James Franciscus) follows the trail of fellow astronaut Taylor (Charlton Heston) and ends up in a very similar predicament. In the process of looking for his colleague, he unearths a society that could mean doom for the entire planet… Beneath the Planet of the Apes is […]

In this science fiction classic, three astronauts led by Taylor (Charlton Heston) embark on a long-distance space journey, only for problems to lead to crash landing on a seemingly alien planet and being captured by intelligent apes that oversee a caveman-like slave race… My history with the original Planet of the Apes is admittedly slightly […]

Set 57 years after the events on the Nostromo, Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is scooped up from outer space and revived from suspended animation into a future she barely recognises. Surrounded by people who don’t believe her terrifying ordeal, she is convinced to return with a squad of marines to a colony on the planet […]

Murder on the Orient Express sees “perhaps the world’s greatest detective” Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) invited onto the titular, legendary locomotive where he is propositioned for his services by a shady businessman (Johnny Depp) who fears that his life is under threat from one of his fellow passengers. While he is quite correct, unraveling just […]

Set in the year 2122, 1979’s “Alien” sees the Nostromo finishing its routine mining mission and bringing its cargo back to Earth. Destiny intervenes when a signal is intercepted and the ship’s onboard computer, “Mother” forces the 7-person crew to investigate its origins. What they find is far more deadly than expected and it may […]