Views from the Sofa’s Greatest Scenes is a list of the greatest moments in the movies. This could be long introductions, moments of action or great dialogue between characters. The scenes are in no particular order and come from many different … Continue reading Greatest Movie Scenes Number 45: …”It will be because you’re an A******.”
At a time when Hollywood is mining comic books, TV shows and even board games for movie ideas, adapting a novel seems quite ordinary and sensible. Books have been turned into movies for the longest time and with this week’s release … Continue reading Is “the book was better” ever a valid criticism?
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?”
Yesterday I started examining the career of Hollywood siblings. The idea was to see if there was any pattern. Do older siblings achieve more than their younger brother or sister? Is the sister always outshining the brother? I couldn’t find any … Continue reading Sibling vs Sibling: Who does it better? (Part 2)
Career Peak – The point in an actor, actress or director’s career when they have given their best performance, reaching a point they will probably never match again! The idea is to examine a person’s film or television career and … Continue reading What was their Career Peak? – David Fincher
This film would be just as effective with some of the darker, more edgy and mature elements removed. I have never read the books that the trilogy is based on and I’m all for the films being as accurate to the books as possible but during the rape scenes and some of the other, darker elements, I was left thinking that they were put in for shock factor alone. An edge to place this film above others in the mystery genre that this film essentially falls into. I’m sure the argument would be that they are key to fleshing out … Continue reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) Review