If you take away the twisted, science-fiction aspect of Tenet, which makes it much more unique, what you have here is Christopher Nolan’s version of Bond. The first act is a spy movie and a very good one. John David … Continue reading Tenet (2020) Review
Skyscraper leaves me conflicted. On one hand it is a terrible movie, with under-developed characters, absurd moments, ridiculous plot-points and a concept which is as bizarre as it is silly. On the other hand, it is brilliant and if you buy … Continue reading Dwayne Johnson Month: Skyscraper (2018) Review
Movies and gaming has often been unnatural bedfellows, not quite gelling the way it feels like it should. Games becoming movies is still a tricky transition and movies which have game adaptations works rarely but every now and again, a … Continue reading Games for Movie Fans: Heavy Rain
Each year the summer blockbuster season brings with it some of the biggest and most anticipated movies. The “tentpoles” which the studios place all their budget and faith in, hoping to now break that lucrative billion-dollar target. This summer was no … Continue reading Was Summer 2016 the most disappointing yet?
The end of last week saw outcry by many, particularly those of Asian-American heritage at the casting of Matt Damon in the new movie The Great Wall. To quickly summarise, The Great Wall is about Matt Damon’s (White) character helping defend … Continue reading Is appealing to audiences the key to changing Hollywood’s “Whitewashing?”
North by Northwest is Alfred Hitchcock’s “summer blockbuster.” It has action, romance, thrills and large set-pieces culminating in a fantastic and iconic finale. The hero globe-trots, beds a beautiful lady and becomes a low-rent James Bond. It is as close to … Continue reading North by Northwest (1959) Review
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
The twenty years between the release of Independence Day and it’s sequel should have numbed audiences to the landmark destroying special effects which seem to be a staple of summer blockbuster season. Even though it was back in 1996, there is … Continue reading Independence Day (1996) Review
At some point superhero movies will die away. I’m sure it will be with a whimper rather than a bang but just like westerns, musicals and movies about the Romans and Egyptians, the superhero genre will cease to be. New genres … Continue reading What will eventually replace Superhero movies?
On Thursday at midnight I finally watch a movie which any geek (and many people that aren’t geeks) could only dream would happen – Batman vs Superman. The problem I have is that it follows Man of Steel. I didn’t really … Continue reading What I want to see in Batman vs Superman