Review: Pixels (2015)

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The loose concept is there but the execution is not in Pixels, the latest film to feature a phoned-in performance from Adam Sandler. Former arcade wizkid Sam (Sandler) hasn’t amounted to much, stuck in a rut as a divorced middle aged nerd. But when aliens misinterpret video feeds of 8-bit classics for a declaration of war, his unique talents are enlisted in an effort to save Earth. Continue reading “Review: Pixels (2015)”

Review: Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters (2013)

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Adapted from Rick Riordan’s popular novel series, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief proved to be a playful and speedy, if unremarkable, escapist adventure. Ultimately though, due to poor box office takings (it made a paltry $230M worldwide), a sequel seemed highly unlikely. Fast forward three years and, as if by magic, the son of Poseidon is back in action for Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, this time with new director Thor Freudenthal on board. Continue reading “Review: Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters (2013)”