Baby Driver

I hit the road and I’m gone: Baby Driver

Some of my favourite songs have a bittersweet quality. They’re often lyrically dramatic, but juxtaposed with energetic, upbeat music. And some of my favourite movies have soundtracks chock-full of great songs. Baby Driver, the newest film by writer-director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs the World), is named after a pretty cool folk-rock song by Simon and Garfunkel. Despite not being a direct adaptation, you’re still gonna want to fasten your seatbelts, hit the road, and listen to the roar of Baby Driver‘s engines. Continue reading “I hit the road and I’m gone: Baby Driver”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian: Star Wars should start sleeping with one eye open

Director/screenwriter Luc Besson excels at creating these vast, quirky, juxtaposed worlds which showcase the wonder of his expansive imagination whilst never forcing us to entirely abandon the familiar. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets certainly has that homely charm wrapped-in-the-spectacular vibe. Continue reading “Valerian: Star Wars should start sleeping with one eye open”

Jared Viljoen
Jared is a cantankerous designer looking for love in all the wrong places and living vicariously through television. Sometimes he makes things.
Spider-man: Homecoming

The title is a pun – a review of Spiderman: Homecoming

15 Years, 5 movies and 2 spidermen in, we arrive at Spiderman: Homecoming which manages to shake off the franchise fatigue and deliver a great, surprisingly fun and funny film. Continue reading “The title is a pun – a review of Spiderman: Homecoming”

Jared Viljoen
Jared is a cantankerous designer looking for love in all the wrong places and living vicariously through television. Sometimes he makes things.
Transformers: The Last Knight

Does Transformers: The Last Knight stand up to the hype? Who knows.

After Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, I vowed to never watch a Transformers movie again.  Continue reading “Does Transformers: The Last Knight stand up to the hype? Who knows.”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Cortina Whiplash - We Do

Pussy Whipped: The Cortina Whiplash new album We Do review

Cortina Whiplash’s latest album, We Do, is a melodic rollercoaster of fast, hard, and smooth alternative rock. Their message is clean and keeps the punk middle-finger raised high in the face of institutional marriage, as well as taking a look at the overwhelming amount of money and time we spend on shit that doesn’t really matter. Continue reading “Pussy Whipped: The Cortina Whiplash new album We Do review”

Jeanne Lloyd
Jeanne hates to refer to herself in third person. Because before you know it, she gets lordly and demand you tell her fantastic stories fit for the delicate ears of kings and queens only.
Cars 3

A kids’ movie about retirement: Cars 3

In my opinion, Cars 2 was one of Pixar Animation Studios’ biggest letdowns. They were on a roll (no pun intended) with some amazing, groundbreaking films, and Cars 2 interrupted the flow with an ultimately forgettable film. The sequel didn’t perform well critically or financially, but I guess there was enough potential for the studio to continue the series of kid’s films – this time (perhaps self-referentially), about getting old and retiring.

Continue reading “A kids’ movie about retirement: Cars 3”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.