Two days into 2017 and there is plenty to look forward to in the movie calendar. As I do at this time every year, we are counting down the ten movies which I consider “must-see.” These aren’t all necessarily the most … Continue reading 2017’s Must-See Movies
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
A remake should only ever be made if it improves upon the original. Just cashing-in on the success and popularity of a past story isn’t enough and is also the reason why many remakes fail. Luckily, The Jungle Book seems to … Continue reading The Jungle Book (2016) Review
Today is the third anniversary of Views of the Sofa and to commemorate the birthday of the blog, I take a look back at the previous year in film with my Views from the Sofa Awards. These awards are slightly … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards – 2015
This is slightly different to my usual What If… posts. I’m not going to speculate but instead invite discussion. My sister asked me this question and it stuck with me because it’s not as straight-forward an answer as you’d think. … Continue reading What If… You could only watch the movies of one actor/actress?
What If… is a self-indulgent look at how things could have been. I take an event or a rumour and let my imagination run wild. It’s rarely based on fact and completely based on guess-work and conjecture. With Dawn of … Continue reading What If… The prequels ACTUALLY came first
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