Sunday, June 30

This Is the End

Director: Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen

Review: A bit too daft at some points but mostly stays funny throughout with a decent plot thread and well executed ideas.

Watch it if: You're ok with some violence and humour entering some uncomfortable areas.

And if you liked: Pineapple Express, The Mist, Ghostbusters, Zombieland

Check this out: Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse

Saturday, June 29

Behind the Candelabra

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Review: Drags a little towards the end but holds up as a bizarre, funny and open portrait of a superstar.

Watch it if: You can handle the sight of constant glittering rhinestones.

And if you liked: Milk, The Social Network

Check this out: Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace

Saturday, June 15

Man of Steel

Director: Zack Snyder

Review: A pretty solid and entertaining film that takes its tone a little seriously and humourlessly considering how bonkers and fun its action sequences are.

Watch it if: You can handle seeing 9/11 imagery everywhere.

And if you liked: The Dark Knight Rises, Superman II, Thor

Saturday, June 8

The Iceman

Director: Ariel Vromen

Review: A little repetitive in places but holds up as a pretty strong thriller with some really good performances.

Watch it if: You can handle some cold violence.

And if you liked: The Killer Inside Me, Alpha Dog,

Check this out: Richard Kuklinski

Wednesday, June 5

Galaxy Quest

Director: Dean Parisot

Review: A good idea well executed with a bit of an odd pace but a great strong cast.

Watch it if: You like a bit of meta humour and a Star Trek joke or two.

And if you liked: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Men in Black, Star Trek, Coneheads

Tuesday, June 4

Hot Rod

Director: Akiva Schaffer


Review: Daft, ridiculous and lots of fun with a great silly tone.

Watch it if: You enjoy some really good slapstick.

And if you liked: Napoleon Dynamite, Wet Hot American Summer, Rushmore


Director: Jeff Nichols


Review: A little long but holds together pretty well as an engaging comking of age story with excellent performances throughout.

Watch it if: You're ok with a patient story pace.

And if you liked: Stand by Me, Beasts of the Southern Wild, True Grit (2010)

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Director: Baz Luhrmann


Review: After a truly irritating first hour it settles into a fairly watchable take on the story.

Watch it if: You can get through some seriously over saturated hamminess and anachronistic music.

And if you liked: Moulin Rouge, The Black Dahlia