Monthly Archives: June 2019


Blu-Ray Review: Dumbo

By Dominic Messier, Founder,Editor and Film Writer   The latest in a string of live-action adaptations of Disney’s own catalogue of animated classics, Dumbo is a frustrating double-edged sword, in that it does pull at the heartstrings while benefiting from director Tim Burton’s flair for the fantastic, though it does so at the expense of any…


Now Playing: Dark Phoenix

By Dominic Messier, Founder, Editor and Film Writer In what can only be optimistically described as a dead-on-arrival, violent last nail in a cinematic coffin, the last installment in Fox’s X-Men prequel franchise disrespectfully ignores its own backstory, to offer us a very poorly conceived chapter which doesn’t even bother drawing its plot elements from…


Now Playing: The Secret Life of Pets 2

By Dominic Messier, Founder, Editor and Film Writer   Just in time for the early summer period, here comes another hit by the Illumination Studio boys, those gifted computer animation guys responsible for notable titles like Despicable Me, Minions, Hop, Sing and all their related sequels. A direct follow-up to The Secret Life of Pets, this somewhat uneven…