The central idea for District 9 is a compelling one and once you’ve invested yourself into the initial scenario, you will find a story which is interesting and creative. Neill Blomkamp creates a South Africa that has been invaded by … Continue reading District 9 (2009) Review
The “Groundhog Day” concept has been used so many times that it can be difficult to find a new way to present the idea. Edge of Tomorrow manages this by being well-plotted and having a decent story with plenty of … Continue reading Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Review
M Night Shyamalan has a talent for bringing a different type of performance from well-known, sometimes arguably type-cast stars. The Sixth Sense gave a different side to Bruce Willis while Unbreakable reminded people that Samuel L Jackson could actually act. In … Continue reading Signs (2002) Review
Arrival is a film about a woman trying to talk to aliens. It goes a little deeper than that but if you had to boil the plot down and avoid spoilers, that is essentially it. For an alien invasion movie there is little sci-fi action, very minor credible threat and a lot of dialogue heavy, often […]
If the movies are to be believed, Earth is on the brink of an alien invasion. Not that we should be afraid though because the aliens won’t succeed, they never do. That being the case, maybe it is time to help … Continue reading How to… Invade Earth
Arrival is a film about a woman trying to talk to aliens. It goes a little deeper than that but if you had to boil the plot down and avoid spoilers, that is essentially it. For an alien invasion movie there … Continue reading Arrival (2016) Review
To start let’s make something perfectly clear: This is not a political post! Nor is it me hating on America, a country I have a lot of time and respect for. This is a post about the movies, or in particular … Continue reading How do the rest of the world feel when America saves them?
Views from the Sofa’s 100 Greatest Scenes is a list of the 100 greatest moments in the movies. This could be long introductions, moments of action or great dialogue between characters. The scenes are in no particular order and come from … Continue reading 100 Greatest Scenes Number 21: “Welcome to Earth.”
I make a point of staying away from controversial or political topics on this site. If it directly affects movie and TV then I may comment or add an opinion but for many other major newsworthy issues, there is enough of … Continue reading Does the Earth need an alien invasion?
Independence Day managed to tow that fine line between drama and silliness. Any movie concerning itself with alien invasion and science-fiction would have to either play it for laughs or play it straight-faced and the original 1996 movie did this perfectly. … Continue reading Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Review