(This is my review of Star Trek from August 2012) When it comes to Star Trek, I’m a Next Generation guy. I never really liked The Original Series, it never had enough action or cool monsters for the eight or … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: Star Trek (2009) Review
Christopher Nolan not only crafts the perfect superhero film but also one of the best film’s ever. There isn’t a misstep in the two and half hour running time of his Batman movie. It works from the ground-up, from soundtrack to story … Continue reading Review 500!: The Dark Knight (2008)
Christopher Nolan managed to not only reinvent Batman but do so in a grounded and realistic way. This is not a colourful, fantastical origin for a billionaire playboy who uses his wealth to fight crime. This is a dark, gritty and … Continue reading Countdown to Review 500 – Batman Begins (2005) Review
Batman: The Animated series is one of the better versions of the Caped Crusader so a movie developed from that franchise was a welcome one. Considering it is primarily a “kid’s cartoon” the series always had one-step in the darker, more … Continue reading Countdown to Review 500 – Batman: The Mask of the Phantasm (1993) Review
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 Movie Scenes Number 24 – “Whatever doesn’t kill simply makes you…stranger.”
At some point superhero movies will die away. I’m sure it will be with a whimper rather than a bang but just like westerns, musicals and movies about the Romans and Egyptians, the superhero genre will cease to be. New genres … Continue reading What will eventually replace Superhero movies?
This week sees the release of the movie which pits two of the biggest comic book characters against each other for the first time on the big screen. Before we see whether Snyder can deliver the movie we all hope it … Continue reading Batman vs Superman: Who is better?
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: Actors who have played Batman
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 6: “I’ll Look into It”
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)