It is rare that you watch a movie where Tom Cruise is not likeable. Unfortunately for Jerry Maguire, where Tom Cruise plays the titular character, that is exactly the case. This would be fine if you slowly grow to like … Continue reading Jerry Maguire (1996) Review
The “Groundhog Day” concept has been used so many times that it can be difficult to find a new way to present the idea. Edge of Tomorrow manages this by being well-plotted and having a decent story with plenty of … Continue reading Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Review
To tie-in with 100 Greatest Movies Month, we have a two-part episode of the Views from the Sofa podcast! The first part covers the first 100 – 51 movies voted for by Empire Magazine’s readership. We dissect them film by film, … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Podcast: Sofa Pod 8 – 100 Greatest Movies (Part 1)
Another fortnight and another podcast! Following the Dwayne Johnson special comes the Mission: Impossible – Fallout special which has plenty to discuss. As well as a full review of the movie, Ben and Dave also discuss pertinent questions such as; Can … Continue reading Views from the Sofa: The Movie Podcast! Spoiler-filled Mission:Impossible – Fallout special
There aren’t many franchises delivering what Mission Impossible does with each (recent) instalment; a clever, action-packed blockbuster movie. Where most franchises start to get tired after 4 or 5, Mission Impossible seems to carry on with little regard for what is … Continue reading Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) Review
I love trailers. I think there is a special skill to putting together a good trailer. It must capture the attention and entice an audience but give very little away so that the viewer doesn’t feel like they’ve already seen … Continue reading Trailer of the Day: American Made
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?
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 35: “Merci”
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?
Some people seem to forget that actors and actresses have real lives as well. Society is so caught up in the culture of celebrity that aspirations, expectations and assumptions can be made of the lives of the famous people we watch on-screen. … Continue reading Does an actor’s real-life actions affect you watching their films?