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 (Part 2)
Prequels are a good way for studios or networks to extend the life of franchises which would be long-considered dead. This year alone will see the Harry Potter franchise added to with Fantastic Beasts and where to find them while in … Continue reading How to make a good prequel (with Better Call Saul)
A lot of people disliked Prometheus. I wasn’t one of them, I thought there was a lot to like about the movie but then again, it was never going to be Alien or even reach those dizzying heights. In fact, my … Continue reading Is Alien: Covenant trying to wipe away Prometheus?
The Martian could very well be the best movie I’ve seen this year. From the exciting opening to the thrilling finale I was gripped. I’ve already explained why I loved the movie in my review but needless to say I left … Continue reading Is this the Golden Age for the Space movie?
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
Over the next five years we are going to witness a new era in Hollywood and movie-making – “The Belated Sequel.” Not a reboot, like Spiderman or Batman, not a prequel, like Prometheus, but a straight sequel, carrying on the story … Continue reading Why no film should have more than five years between sequels!
I don’t care about the Academy awards. It feels like its lost its meaning and power. I’m sure within the film community it still holds a huge amount of power but outside of that, I think its beginning to lose … Continue reading A vote for The Mainstream Film Awards
To celebrate Views from the Sofa completing its first year, I am presenting the first annual Views from the Sofa awards. These awards aren’t the usual look back over the films, actors and directors of 2012 but instead a look … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards
Some movies, regardless of the story or message it is trying to convey, are all about a single performance. That performance doesn’t always have to be the lead actor or main character. It could even be one performance in amongst an ensemble cast. That one performance can often overshadow the whole film, or actually make a film that would be average, an engrossing watch. Shame isn’t an average film but it is a movie about a single performance. It’s supposed to be that way but Michael Fassbender manages to take this one step further. He isn’t just good in Shame, he is amazing! … Continue reading Shame (2011) Review