Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Frightfully Good - Oculus Review

What is real? What is illusion? What can you trust when your own senses lie to you? These are the fears that Oculus preys upon. A horror film with some great scares, an interesting premise, and a chilling story, told in a mix of flashback and present day action. Whilst some of the features – such as the credits – look a little amateur, if you’re one for being sat on the edge of your seat biting your nails, Oculus isn’t one that you want to miss.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

All Style and No Substance - 300: Rise of an Empire Review

Zack Snyder’s 300 was a stylish action fantasy, driven by its story, performances and stylishly edited action pieces. Personally I was a huge fan. So I was quite excited when I heard about a sequel in the works. Unfortunately, I was left somewhat disappointed. Directed by Noam Murro, rather than Snyder, the influences from the original are certainly there, but seem messy and unpolished.