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Straight shooting movie and TV reviews.


Why Joker can’t stand alone
Oct 9 • 9 min
This is a review of the movie Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix.
Should you give a puck about Carnival Row?
Sep 22 • 5 min
This is a review of the Amazon Prime series, Carnival Row.
Good Boys - bad movie!
Sep 18 • 5 min
This is a review of the comedy movie Good Boys.
IT ends… eventually!
Sep 10 • 7 min
This is a review of the movie IT Chapter 2
Tarantino pleases himself with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Aug 21 • 8 min
This a review of the Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
Midsommar - no cure for the sommar time blues
Aug 12 • 7 min
Thie is a review of the A24 film Midsommar
The Boys reviewed - never meet your heroes
Aug 3 • 7 min
This is a review of the Amazon Prime Series, The Boys
NOS4A2 - Far King Hill! It’s pretty average
Jul 16 • 6 min
This is a review of the AMC TV series NOS4A2
Stranger Things 3 smokes streaming records
Jul 13 • 7 min
This is a review of the netflix series Stranger Things Season 3
Spider-Man’s Euro-trip is a treat!
Jul 8 • 7 min
This is a review of the movie Spider-Man Far From Home
I Am Mother - Netflix’s sci-fi thriller lacks pop
Jun 12 • 5 min
This is a review of the Netflix exclusive film I Am Mother
Why Chernobyl might be HBO’s best drama series ever
Jun 10 • 8 min
This is a review of the HBO miniseries Chernobyl
Why Godzilla King Of The Monsters is a dino-bore
Jun 2 • 5 min
This is a review of the movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters
KAL-HELL! Superman meets The Omen in Brightburn
May 28 • 6 min
This is a review of the superhero horror movie Brightburn
Avengers Endgame - Marvel thanks fans with stunning climax
Apr 26 • 7 min
This is a review of the Marvel film Avengers Endgame
What the hell happened with Hellboy?
Apr 20 • 7 min
This is a review and commentary of the 2019 film Hellboy
Why Shazam should to be more popular than Superman
Apr 7 • 6 min
This is a review of the DC Comics movie Shazam!
Jordan Peele’s “Us” - find out why the critics got 5 on it!
Mar 31 • 7 min
This is a review of the horror movie “Us” from director Jordan Peele
The Dirt Reviewed
Mar 24 • 7 min
This is a review of the Motley Crue biopic, The Dirt
Captain Marvel reviewed - calm your tits!
Mar 12 • 8 min
This is a commentary and review of the movie Captain Marvel
Lords of Chaos - the devil is in the detail
Feb 26 • 8 min
This is a review of the film Lords of Chaos
Alita battles to get into the black after bad opening
Feb 25 • 8 min
This is a review of the film Alita: Battle Angel
Cold Pursuit - Liam Neeson, racism and how to bomb an opening
Feb 10 • 7 min
This is a review of the 2019 action thriller Cold Pursuit starring Liam Neeson
Glass - a bad tempered movie review
Jan 21 • 7 min
This is a review of the movie Glass
Bandersnatch and the frustration with freedom of choice
Jan 8 • 7 min
This is a review of the 2018 Black Mirror Movie Bandersnatch
Netflix’s You, the terror is in the tweets
Jan 6 • 6 min
This is a review of the Netflix series You.
Bird Box, powerful performances lost to poor storytelling
Jan 1 • 6 min
This is a review of the Netflix exclusive film Bird Box
Aquaman floats to the top of the box office
Dec 29, 2018 • 7 min
This is a review of the superhero movie Aquaman
Bumblebee is the best of a bad bunch
Dec 19, 2018 • 6 min
This is a review of the 2018 film Bumblebee
This Spider-Man epic will blow your mind
Dec 17, 2018 • 7 min
This is a review of the 2018 film Spiderman Into The Spider-Verse
Overlord - gory good fun but actually nothing special
Dec 9, 2018 • 5 min
This is a review of the World War 2 horror film Overlord
Creed 2, old tricks for a new and improved dog
Dec 5, 2018 • 6 min
This is a review of the film Creed 2
Robin Hood is a complete waste of time
Nov 26, 2018 • 5 min
This is a review of the 2018 film Robin Hood
Bohemian Rhapsody - looks like real life, escapes from reality
Oct 30, 2018 • 7 min
This is a review of the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody about the band Queen
Halloween - made with care but fails to scare
Oct 27, 2018 • 5 min
This is a review of the film Halloween.
Art beautifully imitates life in First Man.
Oct 13, 2018 • 6 min
This a review of the film First Man
Mandy brings out the best Cage rage in years
Oct 10, 2018 • 6 min
This is a review of the film Mandy
Why The Predator will make you want to rage quit
Sep 15, 2018 • 7 min
This is a review of the film “The Predator”
The Meg reviewed: it’s shark weak!
Aug 19, 2018 • 5 min
This is a review of the film “The Meg”
Scream For Me Sarajevo - spirit under siege
Jul 22, 2018 • 6 min
This is a review of the documentary Scream For Me Sarajevo
Occupation is really about a bloody invasion on imagination
Jul 15, 2018 • 6 min
This is a review of the film Occupation
Ant-Man and The Wasp - all buzz, no sting
Jul 10, 2018 • 6 min
This is a review of the film “Ant-Man and The Wasp”
Upgrade delivers big thrills on the cheap
Jun 26, 2018 • 5 min
This is a review of the science fiction horror film ‘Upgrade’
Hereditary - is it really that scary?
Jun 10, 2018 • 5 min
This is a review of the horror film Hereditary.
How Solo was saved from complete disaster
May 28, 2018 • 7 min
This is a review of the film ‘Solo - A Star Wars Story’
Deadpool 2 - can you love a dumpster fire?
May 20, 2018 • 5 min
This is a review of the movie Deadpool 2
Blue World Order is a killer B
May 6, 2018 • 7 min
This is a review of the independent sci fi film Blue World Order
Avengers Infinity War - success thanks to one character
May 2, 2018 • 7 min
This a review of the Marvel film Avengers Infinity War
Blunt force trauma - The tension is monstrous in A Quiet Place
Apr 15, 2018 • 5 min
This a review of the film “A Quiet Place”
Pacific Rim uprooted. Can the franchise survive?
Apr 1, 2018 • 7 min
This is a review of the film Pacific Rim Uprising
Does Tomb Raider save a genre and break a terrible curse?
Mar 21, 2018 • 6 min
This is a review of the film Tomb Raider
Annihilation, why you’ll love what Paramount rejected
Mar 14, 2018 • 6 min
Thie is a review of the movie Annihilation
Red Sparrow - sexy spies suffer from a flaccid plot
Mar 4, 2018 • 7 min
A review of the film Red Sparrow
Why Black Panther is good but not great
Feb 18, 2018 • 7 min
The Watchman reviews Marvel’s Black Panther
The Cloverfield Paradox - a dirty, re-gifted surprise
Feb 11, 2018 • 5 min
The Cloverfield Paradox reviewed by The Watchman
How Black Mirror turns your reality into dark fantasy
Feb 5, 2018 • 9 min
A review of the Netflix series Black Mirror.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Reviewed
Dec 16, 2017 • 6 min
A butthurt fans opinion on the latest Star Wars movie.
Justice League - Reviewed
Nov 19, 2017 • 9 min
A review of the latest blockbuster movie Justice League.
Starship Troopers - Retro Review
Nov 14, 2017 • 8 min
Starship Troopers movie review
Stranger Things 2 - Reviewed
Nov 5, 2017 • 6 min
Spoiler free review of Stranger Things 2
Thor Ragnarok - Reviewed
Oct 28, 2017 • 5 min
Find out how director Taika Waititi brings one of Marvel’s most ethereal characters crashing back down to Earth with Thor: Ragnarok.
Blade Runner 2049 - Reviewed
Oct 13, 2017 • 7 min
Balde Runner 2049 movie review.
Star Trek: Discovery - Reviewed
Oct 1, 2017 • 7 min
Star Tres: Discovery - Reviewed by The Watchman
It - Reviewed
Sep 16, 2017 • 8 min
Will this take on a Stephen King classic leave you “It” scared? I had mixed emotions about going into this review of the freshly remade It. After watching It though, I was more surprised than anything. Head to the website for more www.thewatchman…
The Expanse - Reviewed
Sep 12, 2017 • 8 min
It’s been a long time between drinks for some international audiences for this show but finally both seasons of The Expanse are now on Netflix. Why should you consider watching the latest science fiction series that has critics salivating? I’ll tell yo…
Death Note - Reviewed
Aug 27, 2017 • 4 min
The Netflix, live action, film adaptation of the popular Japanese Manga Death Note, really has tongues wagging at the moment. Unfortunately it seems for all the wrong reasons.
Atypical - Reviewed
Aug 18, 2017 • 8 min
Atypical is the latest Netflix exclusive series. It’s a coming of age sitcom about an 18 year-old boy on the autism spectrum and his family. At times, it is heartwarming, offbeat and has a few laughs scattered throughout. Ultimately though, it’s a …
Preacher - Reviewed
Aug 6, 2017 • 7 min
AMC’s Preacher is a dark, irreverent, funny and sometimes very morbid tale that is unlike most other comic book shows or films, as you’ll see from this review.
War For The Planet Of The Apes - Reviewed
Jul 29, 2017 • 8 min
Does Serkis’ monkey shine in the third and final instalment of the Apes films? Listen to the review of War For the Planet Of The Apes and find out.
Dunkirk - Reviewed
Jul 22, 2017 • 8 min
A step outside of the comfort zone for this review. Dunkirk is often confronting, extremely tense and very unnerving. But is it any good? Listen to the review and find out.
Spiderman Homecoming - Reviewed
Jul 14, 2017 • 11 min
Spiderman gets close to being done right but Marvel take the safe route in what would have to be their most conservative movie yet. Find out more with this review of Spiderman Homecoming.
The Night Of - Reviewed
Jul 8, 2017 • 11 min
HBO’s The Night Of is a tiny 8 episodes, which makes it the perfect binge watch for people who are time poor. Check out this review and see if it’s for you. Head to the website for more straight shooting reviews: www.thewatchman.com.au
Okja - Reviewed
Jul 1, 2017 • 9 min
Okja, not the bacon of hope for Netflix. I wanted to like this movie. I like the director, I’ve been going through a bit of a Korean phase of late. I like Tom Yun Goon a lot. Listen to this review to find out more.
Train To Busan - Reviewed
Jun 30, 2017 • 7 min
Is Train to Busan the film to put a derailed and diluted genre back on track? Well, probably not. But is it any good? Is it worth putting in your Netflix queue and actually watching?
Opinion - Retro: remakes, reimagining and the retardation of innovation
Jun 26, 2017 • 9 min
Whether it be the latest in a long line of remakes or just the general 80s throwback series, are we in danger of being suffocated by nostalgia? You be the judge.
Glow - Reviewed
Jun 24, 2017 • 5 min
Neon is definitely not the new black in this review of Netflix exclusive series Glow.
Westworld Season 1 - Reviewed
Jun 22, 2017 • 8 min
With all the hype around season two recently, if you haven’t, should you binge season one of Westworld? What are you missing out on?
Predator - Reviewed
Jun 16, 2017 • 9 min
Predator turned 30 this month, so what better time to revisit this classic sci-fi/action blockbuster movie. Has it aged gracefully?
Wonder Woman - Reviewed
Jun 12, 2017 • 5 min
Wonder Woman, opens to rapturous reviews. But how straight are they being with you and how much of it is hype?
Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2 - Reviewed
Jun 6, 2017 • 6 min
Guardians of the Galaxy 2, another blockbuster from Marvel. Is it more than just another sequel, and what is with the post-credit scenes?
Logan - Reviewed
May 30, 2017 • 4 min
Logan, fresh to digital, DVD and blu-ray, but is he worth taking home? Or is this just another in an increasingly long line of superhero money spinners?
Mindhorn - Reviewed
May 29, 2017 • 3 min
Mindhorn was released recently, as a Netflix exclusive outside the U.K. Check out my review and find out if it receives an ‘apocalypse of justice’.
Alien: Covenant - Reviewed
May 23, 2017 • 5 min
My review for Alien: Covenant. I enjoyed putting together the audition for Triple J and I figured, regardless of how (un)successful that may be, I’m gonna go it alone and continue reviewing movies and TV shows. Thankfully I got some time out to catch t…
Star Wars - Episode 1 The Phantom Menace (JJJ Reviewer Audition)
May 22, 2017 • 2 min
My audition for the JJJ Reviewer position! Wish me luck!