Views from the Sofa’s 100 Greatest Scenes is a list of the 100 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 … Continue reading Oscars Month: 100 Greatest Movie Scenes Number 40 – Red Coat
Views from the Sofa is 5 Years Old today! As has become tradition, we always use our birthday to look back at 2016 and give some awards based on the movies we have watched this year. These awards are for all the … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2017
To start let’s make something perfectly clear: This is not a political post! Nor is it me hating on America, a country I have a lot of time and respect for. This is a post about the movies, or in particular … Continue reading How do the rest of the world feel when America saves them?
In my “real life” I am a History teacher. Although this hasn’t got anything directly related with movies and TV, it does offer me the chance to use movies as teaching devices sometimes. History has been such a ripe source material for movies that … Continue reading Using films to teach… Life is Beautiful
Before we go any further, watch this: Hopefully, you are like me at this point and thinking to yourself: “Yes, please!” This is an animation by Indiana Jones fan Patrick Schoenmaker and showcases the potential that an Indiana Jones animated … Continue reading Is this the way to solve the Indiana Jones problem?
Views from the Sofa’s 100 Greatest Scenes is a list of the 100 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 … Continue reading 100 Greatest Scenes Number 25: The Boulder Chase
Each year the summer blockbuster season brings with it some of the biggest and most anticipated movies. The “tentpoles” which the studios place all their budget and faith in, hoping to now break that lucrative billion-dollar target. This summer was no … Continue reading Was Summer 2016 the most disappointing yet?
Roald Dahl books seem to be perfect for the big screen. They are stories which are rich in imaginative, creative and astonishing tales, filled with moments which delight and disgust in equal measure. Some have managed the transition very successfully, from … Continue reading The BFG (2016) Review
There are hundreds of examples of “almost castings;” moments when the studio almost went in a completely different direction for a role and cast an actor we would not associate or even imagine in the role today. The most iconic ones … Continue reading What if?… OJ Simpson had been The Terminator (and other almost castings)
Ask anyone to name their favourite directors and many people could reel off at least one or two names, probably including Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone or even Michael Bay. In the world of movie-making, the director is the key and quite … Continue reading Why do directors get more credit than writers?