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Back To The Future | Moustache Feature | Movierob's Genre Grandeur

This month on Movierob's Genre Grandeur the topic is our favourite 80's fantasy movies. Well when I heard this, the choice was obvious...Back To The Future! The story of Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a teenager who after accidentally being transported 30 years into the past inadvertently prevents his own parents from meeting. Now with his mother infatuated with him instead of his father and is own existence in jeopardy, he has just one week to set things straight and get back to the future. And the adventure didn't stop there, Back To The Future spawned two sequels, an animated TV show, rides at Universal Studios theme parks in California, Florida and Osaka and a multitude of video games.  Click here to check out all the other reviews in this month's Genre Grandeur. Back To The Future (BTTF) is an important movie for me. Not only is it the first movie I remember watching as a kid, I was born in 1985, two weeks after that fateful weekend in October in which t

Pacific Rim: Uprising | Average Guy Movie Review

It has been ten years since Raleigh Becket and Mako Mori closed the Breach and ended the Kaiju war. Mori is now in charge of the Pan-Pacific Defence Corp (PPDC) which stands ready should a new Kaiju threat appear, they're also busy policing the black market trade in Jaeger tech. When one of those traders - Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), former Jaeger pilot and son of the legendary Stacker Pentecost - lands on the PPDC's radar, he's given a choice; prison or re-join the PPDC as an instructor. But with certain parties looking to privatise the Jaeger program, the next threat Jake and his fellow Rangers face may be a little closer to home. In his feature film directorial debut Steven S. DeKnight, the man behind the Marvel/Netflix show Daredevil takes over from Guillermo del Toro who took a back seat in order to direct The Shape of Water. DeKnight has done a good job of recreating the world seen in the original. We get a glimpse of how the world is and isn't recover

Altered Carbon ¦ Average Guy TV Review

In this dystopian future death is avoidable. At the point of death a person's consciousness is downloaded into their "stack" - a microchip built into the vertebrae at the base of the neck - which can then be inserted into a new body or "sleeve". 250 years after his death, Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) - a man who fought a rebellion against this very way of life - is awoken into Bay City (present day San Francisco) by Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy). Bancroft is one of the oldest and richest men on the planet and he wants Kovacs to investigate a murder, his own. Throughout the course of the investigation, Kovacs will come to blows with the police and the criminal underworld, some of whom may have more of an issue with the sleeve than the man who's occupying it! Altered Carbon is like Blade Runner meets The 6th Day - that Schwarzenegger movie about cloning. It's got the cyberpunk grittiness of Blade Runner, a noir, mystery thriller and the lone

The Oscars 2018: The Results

The results are in. Here's the list of this year's winners: Best Picture: The Shape of Water   Best Actor in a Leading Role: Gary Oldman Best Actress in a Leading Role: Frances McDormand Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Sam Rockwell Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Allison Janney Best Director: Guillermo del Toro Best Original Screenplay: Get Out Best Adapted Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name Best Achievement in Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049 Best Achievement in Costume Design: Phantom Thread Best Achievement in Sound Mixing: Dunkirk Best Achievement in Film Editing: Dunkirk Best Achievement in Sound Editing: Dunkirk Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Blade Runner 2049 Best Achievement in Make-up and Hairstyling: Darkest Hour Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Coco Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): The Shape of Water Best Animated Short Film: Dear Basketball