You have to admire the ability of the people behind the James Bond franchise to keep the movies “fresh.” At least somewhat, as Daniel Craig’s last outing as the iconic British hero manages to deliver a lot of the familiar … Continue reading No Time to Die (2021) Review
They don’t make movies like Austin Powers any more. This is a film which is unashamedly a spoof and from the outset a comedy. There isn’t any deeper meaning here, or attempt to be heartfelt or meaningful. This isn’t trying … Continue reading Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) Review
It would feel cliche to say that “they don’t make them like this anymore” but watching Knives Out, it becomes clear why the cliche exist. Aside from perhaps Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express, which itself is around the … Continue reading Knives Out (2019) Review
In his fairly swift career as an actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has faced some formidable foes. From Jason Stathamm, to a massive lizard through to weather… Johnson has beat them all but has he beat the best. I present you … Continue reading Dwayne Johnson Month: The Rock versus… (Opponents I want to see Dwayne Johnson face)
You have to give the first big screen outing of Tomb Raider credit: at least the casting was spot-on. Although a polygon woman hardly pointed studios in the direction of a real-life actress, casting Angelina Jolie was a savvy move and … Continue reading Video-Game Month: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) 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: Logan Lucky
Back in June 2013 I published a post called 3 of the Worst vs 3 of the Best Actors who have played The Doctor. These posts are a recognition of the best and worst examples of any category and I’ve … Continue reading Some thoughts on opinions and comments
I’m going to pre-cursor this theory with a simple statement: This is my opinion of the series and not necessarily the intended view. It isn’t an original view, I’d heard it many times before and dismissed it as quickly but as … Continue reading Month of Bond: Why James Bond is a codename and not one man!
The final day of Month of Bond and fittingly I have finally seen them all! So all that is left is to put them in order, from worst to the best. Suitably there is a decent mix of the different Bond’s … Continue reading Month of Bond: Ranking every Bond film!
Finally, Daniel Craig gets a proper Bond film. From Casino Royale through to the end of Skyfall, it felt like it was a long, drawn-out (but very entertaining) process to rediscover, rebuild and “reboot” Bond. The classic tropes and traditions had … Continue reading Month of Bond: Spectre (2015) Review