100 Word Review – Ghostbusters (1984)

Written by and starring Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis and Rick Moranis, this should be compulsory viewing for everyone over the age of 10. If you haven’t seen it (like Callum), then watch it!

Peter (Bill Murray), Ray (Ackroyd) and Egon (Ramis) stumble upon a method for trapping ghosts and set out to save New York from the spectral fiends who are bombarding the city.

A brilliantly 80s film, with as many daft one-liners as you can shake a stick at and wonderful soundtrack. It’s funny, perhaps scary for younger children, but also downright wonderful. Sigourney Weaver is simply sublime, as always.

100 Word Review – Interstellar (2014)

One of the most naturalistically made big-budget Sci Fi’s I’ve seen.

Set about 50 years in the future, the world’s plagued by an inhospitable climate. Ex-astronaut turned farmer Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is sent with a group of scientists (Anne Hathaway, Wes Bently, David Gyasi) through a wormhole to save mankind.

As this is a Christopher Nolan film, it’s full of twists, turns and pseudo-science. I’m yet to meet a physicist who watched it without laughing. However, it is great fun to watch; dramatic, beautiful and emotionally engaging.

Oscar-winning for its special effects, it currently sits at number 26 on IMDb’s Top 250 list.