Tag Archives: Jennifer Lawrence

Darren Aronofsky reveals frightful horrors in first full-length trailer for mother!

Paramount Pictures has officially released the first full-length trailer for mother!, the latest film from visionary director Darren Aronofsky, and boy is it pleasing. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, details about the film have been scarce, we know it is a horror film about a couple whose idyllic lifestyle is overrun with the mania of uninvited house guests. And with clever marketing, this trailer emphasises the dread and discomfort of our protagonist up to eleven. Making mother! one of the most eagerly anticipated film’s for the rest of the year.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Passengers (M) (USA, 2016) is far from the grand space opera many will be expecting

Similar to how the recently released Allied arrived in cinemas preempted by an action-heavy advertising campaign that proved somewhat misleading, Passengers is far from the grand space opera many will be expecting.  Instead of a sci-fi outing that’s more brawn than brains, Morten Tyldum‘s intriguing film is surprisingly simple, personal, and (mostly) effective.... Continue Reading

Film Review: X-Men: Apocalypse (M 15+) (USA, 2016)

X-Men: Apocalypse delivers the super fights, the superhero costumes, the supervillain and the super team. But was this latest X-Men film so special that, if it was a person, it would be enrolled at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters? Yes and no.... Continue Reading

MTV reveals nominations for 25th Annual MTV Movie Awards with Star Wars: The Force Awakens receiving 11 nominations

Yesterday MTV revealed the nominees for this year’s MTV Movie Awards. Being its 25th year, this will be an opportunity for fans to celebrate and recognise blockbuster movies which have received critical acclaim. Titles such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton have been nominated for ‘Movie of The Year’ with Star Wars: The Force Awakens getting the most nominations for a franchise.... Continue Reading

Film Review: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay: Part 2 (USA, 2015)

Suzanne Collins’ trilogy of novels was finally adapted onto the big screen in 2012, with Collins herself writing the screenplay alongside Director Gary Ross, both of whom gave us a version of The Hunger Games which expanded and retooled the first novel into a powerful, effective, and affecting viewing experience, one which quickly saw the story become the new “it” (kind of) trilogy in cinema. We are now nearing the end of 2015 and the final chapter has arrived; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 brings closure to the story of Katniss Everdeen (played in the film series by Jennifer Lawrence) and how she attempted to transform the nihlistic, dystopian world introduced by Collins in 2008, allowing us to see how these final moments unfold and try capture the same dark, emotional devastation that closed this literary universe in 2010. This is achieved, but with mixed results.... Continue Reading