This post was originally posted on July 28th 2013 The best sequels follow characters rather than events. That is why superhero sequels are very easy and successful while sequels to films like The Hangover will always struggle. The Hangover was … Continue reading Pixar Month: Monsters University (2013) Review (A Re-Post)
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
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
During a recent trip to the cinema, a trailer for a film I have no real interest in started rolling. The usual dramatic phrases and ominous voice-over accompanied the panicked scenes and landmarks and my mind began to wander. That was … Continue reading Can an actor alone convince you to watch a movie?
The best sequels follow characters rather than events. That is why superhero sequels are very easy and successful while sequels to films like The Hangover will always struggle. The Hangover was a novel events driven story. It had funny, likable … Continue reading Monsters University (2013) Review
The key to Pixar’s success isn’t the animation, the voices or even the comedy – it’s the original storytelling. The best of Pixar has the most original stories, creating whole worlds that most people couldn’t come close to imagining. They … Continue reading Monsters Inc. (2001) Review