When you say it out loud, The Meg sounds ridiculously dumb. The film is about a megalodon, a prehistoric shark that makes the Great White look like a goldfish coming back to haunt modern waters. The only thing in its way is Jason Statham and a group of marine biologists and engineers. And to be fair, the movie actually is pretty dumb. But it’s not as bad as I think we all thought it was going to be. Despite some horrendous writing, the movie actually turns out to a really fun/dumb movie and will be a treat for those who grew up on the monster and disaster films of the 90s.
Usually, when a film franchise reaches its sixth film, we as audience members tend to roll our eyes and say it’s a lack of creativity, they’re milking it and that it won’t be that good. And while that may be true of most film franchises, the same cannot be said of Mission: Impossible, which just released its sixth film, Fallout, this past weekend. The series is known best these days for the seemingly psychotic stunts actor Tom Cruise pulls and Fallout brings that fact to the next level.
The onset of 2018 brought its own set of disruptions that upset society’s normally peaceful façade. With such disorder came a surge of change that has yet to show any signs of slowing. Among these controversial conversations were political talks centred around a push for equality of all kinds – equality for racial minorities, for women, for the LGBT+ community. While none of these topics have emerged as novelty ideas, previously unfamiliar to humanity, their importance has been widely disregarded throughout history by people in positions of power. Politicians, the media, and the big businesses alike have turned a blind eye to the most marginalized groups in society; yet, as this new era dawns, many are determined to give prominence to those whose lives are too often neglected.
At a time when a musician’s image is arguably just as important as the actual work they produce, is it possible to separate person from music? This is question many are asking themselves right now, but the resulting answers seem to be cracking the very foundation of pop culture; people are not hesitant to give their opinions on the matter, falling victim to a divisive debate over the sensitive subject of morality and whether or not this has any place in the music industry.
Absolutely everything today is public – every post, every text, every email, every tweet. In our internet-obsessed world, humanity is permanently connected through each individual’s digital footprint. It is no longer uncommon to wake up to a seemingly endless string of tweets made by anyone from world leaders to the primary faces of pop culture. However, at what point can we draw the line between free speech and ignorant oversharing? On May 29th, this sensitive issue was brought to light on a global scale and under unfortunate circumstances.
Solo: A Star Wars Story, the 11th film in the franchise, warped into theatres yesterday and earned over 14 million at the box office in under a day. Starring Donald Glover (Atlanta, Community), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones, Me Before You), Woody Harrelson (Now You See Me, Zombieland), Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures, Hail Caesar!), and Thandie Newton (Westworld, 2012), the Star Wars franchise once again brings together some … Continue reading ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Spoiler-Free Review – ScreenHub Entertainment
“I have a bad feeling about this”. That’s what crossed many Star Wars fans’ minds, myself included, when Solo: A Star Wars Story was first announced. After a shaky production, which saw original directors Lord and Miller get the boot and replaced by Hollywood old guard Ron Howard, Solo: A Star Wars Story is finally here. Set prior to the events of A New Hope and Rogue One, Solo follows a much younger Han Solo in his early smuggling years. Played this time by Alden Ehrenreich, the film has a lot to prove as many fans have been vocal about not wanting to see Han Solo’s early years and after the mixed reception to The Last Jedi which divided the fan base, Solo needed to be a hit. So how is it?
For the past few years now, legendary director Steven Spielberg has made some great films, including The Post and Bridge of Spies. But these are very much films, made with a certain audience in mind and made in a much different fashion than mainstream films. But Spielberg is also the man behind Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jurassic Park, he knows just as much about blockbusters-heck he invented them with Jaws! So he returns to the genre with Ready Player One, based on the book of the same name. So how does it fair?
By Sebastian Sheath A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to go see Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. Starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Kung Fu Panda 3), Edward Norton (Fight Club, American History X), Bill Murray (Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation), and Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day), Isle Of Dogs opened the festival and has been received … Continue reading ‘Isle Of Dogs’ Spoiler-Free Movie Review – ScreenHub Entertainment
Based on Jonathan Ames’ novel, Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin, Ratcatcher) delivers a thoughtful and silently emotional movie. Not for the faint-hearted, You Were Never Really Here obviously draws from films such as Drive (2011) and Taxi Driver (1976) but manages to be original and interesting with hard-hitting violence that is not overly visual. The film premiered worldwide yesterday having completed the festival circuit, was written and directed … Continue reading ‘You Were Never Really Here’ Spoiler-Free Movie Review – ScreenHub Entertainment