Movies

Dan Cook

Whether it's a record-breaking blockbuster or a little seen indie flick, you'll find a mix of blockbusters and little indie flicks in his weekly review spot.

A fan for as long as he can remember, he also manages his own review website which has a dedicated readership stretching many countries across the globe. 

 


Reviews:

  • The Post

    Posted by Dan Cook at Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 12:00am

    Steven Spielberg's Oscar nominated political thriller blends historical drama with friercely contemporary subtext

  • Downsizing

    Posted by Dan Cook at Friday, January 26th, 2018 12:00am

    Matt Damon stars as a 5 inch tall man in Alexander Payne's disappointing sci-fi satire

  • Coco

    Posted by Dan Cook at Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 12:00am

    PIXAR's latest animated feature is a beautifully imaginative and heartbreakingly emotional return to form

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Posted by Dan Cook at Monday, January 22nd, 2018 12:00am

    Martin McDonagh's stylish Western drama effortlessly balances heartfelt drama with razor sharp comedy

  • Darkest Hour

    Posted by Dan Cook at Saturday, January 20th, 2018 12:00am

    Gary Oldman is sure to win the Oscar for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in this well acted bio-drama from 'Atonement' director Joe Wright

  • The Greatest Showman

    Posted by Dan Cook at Sunday, January 14th, 2018 12:00am

    Hugh Jackman stars as circus impressario P.T Barnum in this tone-deaf musical biopic

  • Jumanji : Welcome To The Jungle

    Posted by Dan Cook at Monday, January 8th, 2018 12:00am

    Dwayne Johnson leads an all star cast in this hugely enjoyable reboot of the 1995 Robin Williams family classic.

  • The Top 10 Movies Of 2017

    Posted by Dan Cook at Saturday, December 30th, 2017 12:00am

    After 12 months of incredible cinema, it is time to choose the best of the very best. Here are my picks for the 10 best movies of 2017.

  • The 10 Worst Movies of 2017

    Posted by Dan Cook at Saturday, December 30th, 2017 12:00am

    With the good comes the bad and there was a lot of bad in UK cinemas this year. Here are my picks for the 10 worst movies of 2017

  • Star Wars : Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

    Posted by Dan Cook at Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 12:00am

    Rian Johnson's eagerly antipated sci-fi sequel may not be as fun as 'The Force Awakens' but it is still a very entertaining entry in the most popular saga of all time

  • Better Watch Out

    Posted by Dan Cook at Friday, December 15th, 2017 1:41pm

    This nasty slasher/home invasion horror thriller is perfect for those who like their Christmases to come with a bit of darkness

  • The Man Who Invented Christmas

    Posted by Dan Cook at Sunday, December 10th, 2017 12:00am

    The story of Charles Dickens' efforts to write 'A Christmas Carol' is bought to life in this cosy yet televisual festive drama

  • The Disaster Artist

    Posted by Dan Cook at Saturday, December 9th, 2017 12:00am

    James Franco's hilarious and poignant re-telling of the making of cult classic 'The Room' is one of the very best movies of 2017

  • Wonder

    Posted by Dan Cook at Friday, December 8th, 2017 12:00am

    This moving adaptation of R.J Palacio's novel is sure to set its audiences tear ducts into overdrive

  • Battle Of The Sexes

    Posted by Dan Cook at Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 12:00am

    Emma Stone delivers another Oscar worthy performance as tennis ace Billie Jean-King in this riveting sports drama

  • Daddy's Home 2

    Posted by Dan Cook at Thursday, November 30th, 2017 12:00am

    Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg return in this seasonal sequel to the 2015 comedy smash hit

  • Justice League

    Posted by Dan Cook at Saturday, November 25th, 2017 12:00am

    Batman and Wonder Woman team up with a new bunch of heroes in the latest entry in DC's flailing cinematic universe

  • Paddington 2

    Posted by Dan Cook at Saturday, November 25th, 2017 12:00am

    Everyone's favourite marmalade-loving bear returns to the silver screen in this utterly wonderful sequel

  • A Bad Mom's Christmas

    Posted by Dan Cook at Sunday, November 12th, 2017 12:00am

    Everyone's favourite bad-mouthed mothers return in this disappointing seasonal sequel

  • Murder On The Orient Express

    Posted by Dan Cook at Thursday, November 9th, 2017 12:00am

    Kenneth Branagh directs an all star cast in this stylish adaptation of Agatha Christie's iconic mystery drama

  • Breathe

    Posted by Dan Cook at Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 12:00am

    Andrew Garfield delivers an award worthy performance as polio survivor and disability advocate Robin Cavendish in Andy Serkis' emotive directorial debut

  • Jigsaw

    Posted by Dan Cook at Friday, November 3rd, 2017 12:00am

    The Jigsaw Killer returns to wreak bloody vengeance on a new generation in this inventive horror reboot

  • Thor Ragnarok

    Posted by Dan Cook at Thursday, October 26th, 2017 12:00am

    Chris Hemsworth returns as Marvel's God Of Thunder in this riotous superhero extravaganza from 'The Hunt For The Wilderpeople' director Taika Waititi

  • Kingsman : The Golden Circle

    Posted by Dan Cook at Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 12:00am

    Taron Egerton and Colin Firth return to save the world once again in this miserable sequel to Matthew Vaughn's surprise 2015 hit

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Posted by Dan Cook at Saturday, October 21st, 2017 12:00am

    Stunning visuals and a philosophical core are at the heart of Denis Villenueve's extraordinary follow-up to Rildey Scott's influential 1982 science-fiction masterpiece

  • IT

    Posted by Dan Cook at Thursday, September 14th, 2017 12:00am

    This remake of Stephen King's seminal coulrophobic horror classic ups the scares and the laughs to create one of the most impressive and entertaining horror releases of recent years

  • Everything, Everything

    Posted by Dan Cook at Sunday, August 27th, 2017 12:00am

    'The Fault In Our Stars' fans will love this soppy romantic drama based on Nicola Yoon's best selling YA novel

  • The Dark Tower

    Posted by Dan Cook at Friday, August 25th, 2017 12:00am

    After years of waiting, Stephen King's critically acclaimed sci-fi series is finally bought to the big screen. Unfortunately, the wait has been all but for nothing

  • Annabelle : Creation

    Posted by Dan Cook at Sunday, August 20th, 2017 12:00am

    This horror sequel may improve on it;s dreary and forgettable original but a lack of imagination stills means this supernatural shocker fails to stand out from the crowd.

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Posted by Dan Cook at Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 12:00am

    Whatever it's shortcomings may be, it's impossible to deny that Luc Besson's sci-fi extravaganza wasn't made with a great degree of love and affection