The shared movie universe: it is a well sought after concept which is slowly eating away at movie franchises and destroying the quality of the summer blockbusters and it is all Marvel’s fault. The idea of a shared universe is that … Continue reading Have Marvel broken Hollywood?
You would be forgiven for thinking that director Zack Snyder had pulled the wool over your eyes. The marketing for this movie is effective. It promises one of the biggest battles in comic book history, if not pop-culture history. Everybody has … Continue reading Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Review
There is one aspect of Spiderman’s origin story that makes him the most relatable and realistic superhero. It’s not just that he is a teenager, struggling with high school and pining after a super-hot girl that he can never hope to … Continue reading Chronicle (2012) Review
To celebrate Views from the Sofa completing its first year, I am presenting the first annual Views from the Sofa awards. These awards aren’t the usual look back over the films, actors and directors of 2012 but instead a look … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards
There are some actors that just get catapulted into the spotlight, with everyone knowing who they are immediately, either for the right or wrong reasons. We’ve seen this in the recent past with Shia Lebeouf who found himself included in two popular franchises (Transformers and Indiana Jones) and also, more understandably, Michael Fassbender, who chose amazing films to star in, beginning with X-Men: First Class and continuing with A Dangerous Method and Shame and adding more credence to his name by appearing in this summers Prometheus. On the other side of that are the people who are delivering great performance after great performance but … Continue reading Easy A (2010) Review
This is going to be the greatest summer for blockbuster movies probably ever! That is because there are three films that will hopefully set a new standard in Superhero films. The actual superhero genre of films has been so watered down and overdone that it takes something special to actually register. This summer we should have three films that will hopefully register. Two of the films are the end of a long process and another is designed to be the beginning. Whether by design or coincidence, the studios behind these three films have decided to release them in the same … Continue reading Batman versus Spiderman versus The Avengers!