The Week In Fist Pumps

Time for another edition of The Week In Fist Pumps where I celebrate the things that are making me happy this week. Let me know what’s making you happy this week in the… Continue reading

Review – Captain Phillips

A big cloud hangs over Captain Phillips. The plot is based on a true story about a group of Somali pirates who attacked a cargo ship in 2009 which resulted in a hostage… Continue reading

Review – Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Over 20 years of existence can buy a lot of pop culture real estate in the hearts and minds of fans. Alan Partridge has conquered the world of radio, television and publishing, but… Continue reading

Review – 2 Guns

The power of a courtesy phone call is highlighted in 2 Guns. Despite the excellent chemistry between Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, it’s a film in which the plot is driven by the… Continue reading

The Week In Fist Pumps

Ahoy hoy and congratulations! You made it through another week of floating through space and here are the things that have been making the little blue ball we live on a better place… Continue reading

Review – Rush

In order to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. Rush embodies all the zest of the aforementioned motivational line to promote rivalry as a path to self-improvement. The competition between… Continue reading

Review – Gravity

Gravity is a gorgeous 90 minute long panic attack that caresses the soul while it obliterates the senses. Co-writer and director Alfonso Cuarón finds strength in tragedy in an oddly therapeutic way while… Continue reading

The Week In Fist Pumps

Another week has come to a close and lots of new goodies to enjoy. What’s making you happy this week? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @popcornjunkies. Here’s the… Continue reading

Review – The Turning

A three hour long ‘pick-and-mix’ of Australian filmmaking talent working with the prose of writer, Tim Winton, seems daunting, heck, the idea of an interval mid screening is enough to freak out any… Continue reading

Review – The East

The East is immaculately made with a thought-provoking emphasis on corporate espionage, but for all the polish of director/co-writer Zal Batmanglij’s film, it’s just missing intensity and grit.

The Week in Fist Pumps

In an attempt to correct the karmic disarray of my life I’ve decided to finish off the working week by shining the spotlight on a few things that are making me happy outside… Continue reading

Review – White House Down

‘White House Down’ has a ludicrous Jekyll and Hyde complex which wildly swerves between entertaining action and bland American sentiment. It is frustrating waiting for the film to settle into a groove that… Continue reading

Review – Blue Jasmine

The title of Woody Allen’s new film, ‘Blue Jasmine’, is a little deceiving. It should simply be called ‘Acting: The Movie’. Incredible performances drive a tale of family, class and psychosis.

Review – The Best Offer

A vortex of intrigue sucks you into ‘The Best Offer’. Writer and director Giuseppe Tornatore pulls off deceit will elegance and style despite indulgently prolonging the outcome.

Review – Stoker

Director Chan-wook Park creates a morbid environment for a sumptuous mystery to unfold in the wonderfully twisted ‘Stoker’.