Elf has established itself as a solid modern Christmas classic. This is because it is a fairly unique story (for a Christmas film) that showcases the talents of one of the funniest people in Hollywood. Unfortunately, only one key aspect of … Continue reading Christmas Classics: Elf (2003) Review
Since Samuel L Jackson stepped out of the shadows and told Robert Downey Jr about “The Avenger’s Initiative,” studios have been desperate to replicate Marvel’s success and create a shared universe that rivals the superhero behemoth. All others have failed because they never got what made Marvel’s Cinematic Universe work so well; characters you cared about, stories that were exciting and interesting, a drip-fed saga that was teased from the very beginning and actors who not just established the key roles but fully owned and created these characters so that you want to see them again and again. Or more importantly, … Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Review
It would have been very easy to make Sully a straight “true events” movie. A disaster movie without the disaster. A collection of very specific, real-life events, going through what happened blow-by-blow. There is an aspect of this in Sully, and … Continue reading Sully (2016) Review
I review a whole season rather than individual episodes, so there is a chance of spoilers. If you haven’t watched the whole season yet, stop reading now! Adult animation is a booming TV business, taking what Family Guy, South Park and King … Continue reading Animals (Season 1) TV Review
This summer sees the release of Independence Day sequel Resurgence and most people have viewed it with a collective “meh.” This seems ridiculous considering how huge the first movie was and how it ranks among many people’s top science-fiction films, … Continue reading Are audiences bored of city-destroying carnage?
Crocodile Dundee is the epitome of a “star vehicle.” Written by star Paul Hogan, it is clearly a showcase for his talents as an actor and a comedian. There isn’t necessarily much to the movie but Paul Hogan as Mick “Crocodile” Dundee … Continue reading Crocodile Dundee (1986) Review
Most remember Dustin Hoffman for his role in classics like Rain Man but Midnight Cowboy could his most distinctive role yet. When Jon Voight’s naive cowboy first meets the con-man in a dingy bar, you would be forgiven for not even … Continue reading Midnight Cowboy (1969) Review
The sequel to Home Alone follows the old adage, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. There is very little that is new about Home Alone 2 and you can draw direct comparisons between both movies but somehow, the film manages … Continue reading Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) Review