Category Archives: Genres

Film Review No.386: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1-1

Would you look at that. I’m all up to date on them Hunger Games films what the teens like to watch and stuff. Maybe I’ll even go see part 2 in the cinema. It’s been a bit of a rocky ride. I really liked the first film, despite it’s lack of originality, but man I wasn’t keen on Catching Fire. The film… not the act of catching fire itself. I felt like the second film was entirely pointless as nothing really happens. It was essentially another Hunger games event with people saying Katniss has inspired rebellion without showing rebellion or even her developing to a point where she grows into her role as a figurehead for the movement. So, as I found the previous films to be diametrically opposed in quality, what did I think of the first half of Mockingjay? Click my link below to read my words about it.

Like, Mockingjays aren’t a real thing. This film’s title is nonsense.

Film Review No.385: Nightcrawler


Yeah, I know. It’s been, like, two weeks since my last review. I haven’t had much chance to watch films recently, what with Mad Max and Metal gear Solid V releasing in the same week. Thanks for that games publishers. Except Konami. FucKonami. Anyway, I got around to watching that Nightcrawler film everyone was raving about last year. I’m so behind the times. Why are you even reading this? Anyway, below is what I thought of this damn fine and mostly exceptional film. Ermm… I guess that sentence was also my thoughts on it… Click the link… please?


Film Review No.384: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 3

Well here we are. The last Mad Max film left for me to cover on Film Dump. Got them all done this year too. I guess that counts as a season, right? No? OK. I’m pretty glad that I did get around to covering these films. Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome I hadn’t seen for a long time. The original film is always a joy for me and God damn Fury Road was awesome. Thunderdome is the first Mad Max film I ever saw back in the 80s as a wee lad. Around then Mad Max was still a huge deal. Mel Gibson was a huge star beloved by all. One of those things can still be said today at least. So, how has Beyond Thunderdome aged? Lets find out shall we?

Two men enter, One man leaves… is probably the beginning of a joke or something.

Film Review No.383: Mad Max 2 – The Road Warrior

Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior 3

Been a bit slow on the reviews recently. Apologies for that. Been away and had all sorts of video related Youtubey stuff taking up my time. That said, I did purchase 3 films with the intent of getting some actual interesting films to review on here. The first was Terminator 2, which I reviewed a couple of weeks back before this slight hiatus. Today it’s the second film in the form of Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. If you’ve been reading this site for a while you’ll probably know that I’m a bit of a nerd for Mad Max films. After this one I’ll only have Beyond Thunderdome left to cover, which I hope to get done before that Mad Max game is released next week. So, let’s get on with it shall we?

One man can make a difference

Film Review No.382: Terminator 2 – Judgment Day


After watching the first Terminator film recently I developed a hankering to watch its sequel. For some reason I didn’t own a copy though. This was a troubling development as I was unsure how I could allow myself to reach the age of 33 without a copy of T2. Well, do not fret, for I have fixed this egregious error and have purchased for myself a blu-ray copy of the film, along with copies of Mad Maxes The Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome. So, without further ado… here’s my review of Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Chill out, dickwad

Film Review No.381: Wet Hot American Summer

Wet Hot American Summer 2

So Wet Hot American Summer is one of them there cult films all the cool people love these days but didn’t bother seeing when it came out. Probably because everyone hated it then. But tastes change and films can, sometimes, resonate more years later. I never really knew much about Wet Hot American Summer other than it having a cast full of now well known faces and for being the film with Bradley Cooper’s hot gay sex scene. You can go search Youtube for that if you like. Other than those points there’s little to the film I knew of, so I figured it was about time I checked it out. Also, there’s a series based on it on Netflix and I need something to watch when I’m done with It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Anyway, on with the review.

A lot can get done in an hour.

Film Review No.380: Ex Machina


Oh it feels good to watch an actual real film for once. Not a superhero thing, or a superhero thing masquerading as an action flick. Just an actual film with people talking and themes being explored as opposed to just being lightly touched upon. Granted, I’ve watched a sci-fi film. Not exactly a million miles away from the relatively mindless genre wank I’ve been staring at recently. Ex Machina is also one of my favourite types of sci-fi. By which I mean the type that could have easily been an episode of The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone or, maybe, even The Scary Door. So, yeah… here’s my review of Alex Garland’s directorial debut, Ex Machina.

From the machine


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