The 80s hit the Rocky franchise hard and Rocky IV was the proof. Having hit a franchise high with Rocky III, Rocky IV feels a world away and almost like an entirely different movie franchise altogether. The transformation from resilient under-dog … Continue reading Rocky Month: Rocky IV (1985) Review
You can’t fault Freddie’s Revenge for being ambitious. Not content to just repeat the same old formula and rehash what the original Nightmare on Elm Street tried to achieve, Freddie’s Revenge actually attempts to add something different to the series and … Continue reading Nightmare and Dreams Month: Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie’s Revenge (1985) Review
Christmas is a time to watch all the classic movies, from Home Alone to It’s a Wonderful Life. This year, Views from the Sofa is taking a more unconventional look at Christmas with five movies which may not exactly spread … Continue reading Unconventional Christmas Movies: Coopers’ Camera (2008) Review
It was always going to be a bold move trying to create a movie inspired by a board game. They don’t particularly lend themselves to a clear narrative but if any would work, it would be the “murder mystery” Clue (or … Continue reading Clue (1985) Review
Today is my 30th birthday. I’m not usually one to make a huge fuss of these things but a milestone birthday kind of makes you take stock, at least for a moment. This is a film blog though so as a … Continue reading 1985! – A great year for movies!