When has Mat ever steered us wrong?
Welcome to the Third Edition of my Top 10 movies of the year. It was actually quite tough to come up with a Top 10. I have been to the cinema a fair few times this year, but was very disappointed in many well hyped films (It Chapter Two, I’m looking at you), but thanks to streaming, I was able to see some films that I was unable to see at the cinema – so here we go!!
An entertaining entry into the franchise but left me mildly unsatisfied…
Let’s face it, the Halloween franchise has always been a hit and miss prospect. One movie is great, the next one is average, etc., etc. With every Halloween: H20, there is the disastrous Halloween: Resurrection. Rob Zombie’s Halloweens were also hit and miss. Say what you want about his version, but at least it was different to everything that came before it.
Finally, a superhero movie that lives up to the hype.
When looking back on the vast amount of Superhero movies that have been released in the last few years, I can't remember many that really were quite good. Don't get me started on Justice League or the mind-numbingly boring Avengers series.
The last REAL good superhero flick would have to be Deadpool, and that was a damn Comedy! So, when the trailer for Venom was released, even after viewing it, I had low expectations – and that was a good thing because this Tom Hardy driven feature is very, very entertaining.
Interesting concept, but overall average.
With so much hype for The Nun, there was no way it was going to meet those standards, think Annabelle as an example. Well, I was half right. What the story lacked in concept and plot, was made up for with the beautiful cinematography. Read on.
A murder mystery from HBO which ticks all the boxes.
HBO can do no wrong. They always distribute great shows and Sharp Objects is no exception. Sometimes there is nothing like a good murder mystery and this one has it all. Suspenseful, nostalgic, weird and great performances.