I’ve like The Oscars and what they represent for the movie industry. I like the pomp and ceremony that goes with them and I usually recognise the movies they have chosen as worthy contenders (if not always worthy, eventual winners). However … Continue reading Why The Academy have got it wrong with the new “Popular Movie” category.
Success can breed familiarity and complacency so it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Marvel started to drop the ball on their Cinematic Universe but Black Panther seems to be showing that the studio has ambitions and plans beyond their universe-building event … Continue reading Black Panther (2018) Review
The Last Jedi makes it clear how much nostalgia can cover over “the cracks.” The Force Awakens was a great movie. Very exciting, thrilling and welcome return to a franchise that was in desperate need of some quality. While watching The … Continue reading Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Review
I love trailers. I think there is a special skill to putting together a good trailer. It must capture the attention and entice an audience but give very little away so that the viewer doesn’t feel like they’ve already seen … Continue reading Trailer of the Day: Black Panther
I love trailers. I think there is a special skill to putting together a good trailer. It must capture the attention and entice an audience but give very little away so that the viewer doesn’t feel like they’ve already seen … Continue reading Trailer of the Week 18/5
3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst is exactly what it sounds like – 3 of the best examples of either an actor, film series, genre, etc. versus 3 of the worst. It’s also an opportunity for you … Continue reading 3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst – Movie Prequels
When the live action Jungle Book remake was announced, many people greeted the news with a mixture of skepticism and groans. It felt unnecessary and definitely like Disney were tampering with a sacred classic. The movie’s release has come and gone … Continue reading Is Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book destined to fail?
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is an intelligent blockbuster. It’s an awful phrase or point of view but one that can be distinguished. In a summer full of huge robots punching each other or at least two superhero movies … Continue reading Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Review
Prequels are not good ideas. They usually signify that a series has lost its way going forward or has very little left of a story to tell. It is also a sign that a series is desperate to continue, even if … Continue reading Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) Review
Regardless of how good it would be to see characters you loved as a kid, brought to life in a live action movie, sometimes animation is the best way to tell those stories. That is certainly the case with Tintin, which is one of the greatest animated spectacles I have seen in a long time. I don’t think you could achieve, or afford, the same sort of action sequences that are seen in Tintin, using live action. That is the biggest appeal of the Tintin movie. It’s non-stop. There isn’t a moment to wait and collect your thoughts, piecing together the … Continue reading The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011) Review