World War Z

World War Z Review

Jun 20th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 5 min read

Verdict: Three stars out of five. Trust Hollywood to take a nuanced, complex novel and boil it all down to “Brad Pitt saves the world”. But at least he does it in style, via some jaw-dropping set pieces and smaller, downright claustrophobic moments that amp the fear factor through the roof.

Man of Steel

Man of Steel Review

Jun 15th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 5 min read

Man of Steel review – three stars out of five. A great cast and some pitch-perfect character development isn’t enough to save this revamp from pacing issues

Evil Dead Review

May 8th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 5 min read

Verdict: Two stars out of five. While the original Evil Dead is hailed as one of the greatest horror movies ever, this version is but a pale shadow of the original. It’s little more than another commonplace slasher flick.

Iron Man 3 review

Apr 25th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 6 min read

Verdict: Four stars out of five. This is a very different Iron Man movie from its predecessors, with some bold and risky moves. There are strong performances all round from Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce. The surprise twist in the middle will surprise and disappoint in equal measure.

Robb Stark, Game of Thrones

Come Play The Game of Thrones, Robb

Apr 13th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 4 min read

Wanted: one Robb Stark lookalike to um, play a Game of Thrones with one Daenerys Targaryen. Must be as buff and dashing as the real deal, and be dressed in battle-stained furs. Must also be willing to commit to roleplay. Sword and direwolf optional. Members of House Frey need not apply.   So here’s the deal, Jessica Biel: a fair young lady (at least I…

The Walking Dead

TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 3 Finale (Spoilers!!)

Apr 3rd, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 7 min read

Verdict: Four walkers out of five. It had all been steadily building up to this, and The Walking Dead Season 3 finale didn’t disappoint with a gut-wrenching, violent and yet hopeful conclusion. But the quality of the storytelling has been on a gradual slide since Season 1, and it’s unclear where the show goes from here, especially with showrunner Glen Mazzara gone.

Movie Review: Django Unchained

Mar 21st, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 5 min read

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of five. The revenge fantasy never seems to get old for Quentin Tarantino, but he finds new and original ways to work out what must be a mountain of anger issues. Unstinting on the bloodshed as ever, Django Unchained is a powerful tale with a more tender core this time: a moving love story.

Movie Review: Warm Bodies

Mar 14th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 6 min read

Verdict: Three out of five stars. Nicholas Hoult carries the movie with a moving and often hilarious performance in this sweet, subversive zombie tale. Hoult also shares a tender chemistry with Teresa Palmer, while John Malkovich brings gravitas to proceedings. A pity then, about the sizable plot holes and the in-your-face metaphors. Still, more than worth the entrance fee.