Thoughts on Deadpool

From the opening credits this movie will grab your attention and make you smile with an “honest” description of its stars and creators (my favourite was “Written by: The real heroes here”). Then you will laugh, cringe, smile, eye roll, feel sad, laugh, cringe again and keep going on in this manner right until the final credits roll. If Ryan Reynolds’s sass and one liners don’t linger with you well after the movie has finished then you will at least get “shoop, shoop, ba doop” stuck in your head on repeat… which is both a cool and annoying Deadpool side effect. Continue reading

Thoughts on The Point Break Remake

If you’re a loyal Keanu Reeves fan or extremely attached to the original Point Break you will be notably bugged by this extreme sport focused remake. If, however, you’re a new generation or have absolutely no attachment to the original then you might just get a kick out of it. If the hair raising daredevil scenes don’t appeal to you then at the very least you’ll get to enjoy the view as blonde Johnny Utah and brunette Bodhi tackle pretty mountains and CGI looking waves while they show off their bad ass tattoos and sparkly blue eyes every chance they get. Continue reading

Thoughts on Goosebumps The Movie

Like a lot of people, I grew up as a teenager reading the Goosebumps series. I don’t recall if I managed to read them all and I’d be at a loss to rattle off the whole list of titles for you (without the help of Google) but I do know I went through a stage where they were pretty much all I read. And I visited the library a lot. There was something addictive about the characters and the plot twists that as a young reader I never quite saw coming. And the best part? There was always another adventure I could turn to when the last one drew to an end.

While I may no longer remember the storylines and characters vividly I still acknowledge that Goosebumps were a great part of my childhood. So when I saw the previews for the Goosebumps movie, my eyes of course lit up and my curiosity was ignited. Would they do the books great homage? Would I recognise any of the characters or has my imagination and memory distorted them some time ago?

Here are my thoughts (I will try to avoid spoilers wherever possible but I can’t help but make mention to some of the characters that appeared so consider this a “SPOILER ALERT” just in case). Continue reading

My Favourite Five: Emma Stone Movies

Whether she’s playing a supporting role or leading as a powerful character Emma Stone leaves an impression with every performance she gives. Here are five movies in which she will either make you smile, laugh or cheer her on as she kicks some butt!

5.) Aloha

Captain Allison Ng (“like ring without the r and the i”) is a career driven, enthusiastic and culturally sensitive air force pilot with a strong sense of right and wrong. While she can seem high energy at first it doesn’t take long to see that she is a character with a lot of heart and determination. Continue reading