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Baby Driver – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Wow.  Having been often luke warm of some of Wrights films (Scott Pilgrim and Worlds End to name but two), Baby Driver arrived with the danger of a great trailer, loads of hype and Wright fans proclaiming it as up there with his best work.  And you know what… they are right.  One of the best ... Read More »

Grosse Point Geek – X-Men Apocalypse

Picking up several years after the events of Days Of Future Past, Magneto (Michael Fassbender) is in hiding, working as a nondescript steel worker but also is happily married with a young daughter. Meanwhile Professor Xavier’s School for the gifted is going from strength to strength with new young mutants joining every week. However all this is about to change as a new enemy arises ... Read More »

Blog: Grosse Point Geek – Jane Got A Gun

Jane (Natalie Portman) lives in the New Mexico territory with her husband Ham (Noah Emmerich) and young daughter.  When Ham returns home severely injured with multiple gunshot wounds, Jane realizes that her past history with the brutal Bishop gang (led by Ewan McGregors smooth but evil bad guy ) is about to violently catch up with her. She then quickly ... Read More »

Blog: Grosse Point Geek – Bastille Day

An expert pickpocket (Richard Madden) finds himself  the chief suspect in a terrorist bomb attack on Paris. His only hope is a  tough maverick CIA agent played by Idris Elba whozzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…………..Oh sorry about that – i must have drifted off whilst trying to recall this films staggeringly unoriginal plot and muster any motivation to write this review. Putting it bluntly, ... Read More »

Blog: Grosse Point Geek – The Huntsman: Winters War (2016)

Acting as a prequel/sequel to 2012’s Snow White and The Huntsman, Winter’s War tells the story of how Chris Hemsworth’s Eric became the Huntsman of the title, and gives further back-story to the Evil Sorceress Ravenna (Theron) by introducing her sister The Ice Queen (Emily Blunt).   The plot surrounds something to do with the Ice Queen banning all forms of love in her kingdom ... Read More »

Blog: Grosse Point Geek – Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

After witnessing first hand the wanton death and destruction brought upon Metropolis from the epic scrap between General Zod and Superman, Gotham’s Bruce Wayne (Affleck) swears to kill The Man Of Steel by any means possible. Meanwhile serious questions are being asked by the government and public alike about Superman, regarding what he really stands for and whether he poses a serious threat to ... Read More »

Blog: Grosse Point Geek – The Divergent Series: Allegiant

After the cliffhanger ending of Insurgent, Tris, Four, Peter et al escape from the walled confines of the future Chicago and make their way across the scorched ruins of the Earth to find what remains of the government and by  doing so bring an end to the violence that has erupted in their home city. Im struggling to muster the ... Read More »

Blog: Grosse Point Geek – London Has Fallen

When the British Prime Minister dies suddenly, the leaders of the Western World  gather in London for his state funeral. Just as proceedings are getting under way, all hell breaks loose as the capital comes under attack from a massive terrorist force who proceed to off the German Prime Minister (noble) , The French President (a snob) , The Italian ... Read More »

Blog: All Things Film – The Lobster (2015) Reviewed

This reasonably low-budget indie flick boasts quite an extraordinary cast. There’s Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux, Ashley Jensen, Olivia Coleman… I mean, the list goes on. They’re attracted to co-writer/director Yorgos Lanthimoss script, evidently. Colin Farrell’s meek character David checks himself into a strange hotel where – if you’re single, and remain so after ... Read More »

Blog: Grosse Point Geek – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

  Normally i start my reviews with a plot synopsis – however in this case i wont insult the readers of this our fair film website, as any fool who took English Literature at school, saw the BBC Production (or the film starring Kiera Knightly) will know the story of Pride and Prejudice.  P+P+Z is, simply put, Jane Austen’s masterpiece ... Read More »