Ben and Dave take a look at the 1970s and the best movies this decade produced. Well Ben does… Instead Dave takes a look at the best titles of this decade and creates his own movies (it has to be heard … Continue reading The Views from the Sofa Podcast Season 3 Episode 3: Best of the 70s
After being successfully inserted into The Journey, Fast and Furious and GI: Joe franchises, Dwayne Johnson was given the not unflattering moniker of Franchise Viagra. Although he has shied away from adding himself to new and existing franchises for a little … Continue reading Dwayne Johnson Month: Franchises that need “Viagra.”
It is the first of the month which means another theme launch! 2017 has seen a lot of movies and franchises offering reboots, re-imaginings, remakes or long overdue sequels. This month we take a look at some of the key examples … Continue reading Then and Now Month: The Launch!
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 Week
Two days into 2017 and there is plenty to look forward to in the movie calendar. As I do at this time every year, we are counting down the ten movies which I consider “must-see.” These aren’t all necessarily the most … Continue reading 2017’s Must-See Movies
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 Movie Prequels (Part 2)
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 26: The Chestburster
Prequels are a good way for studios or networks to extend the life of franchises which would be long-considered dead. This year alone will see the Harry Potter franchise added to with Fantastic Beasts and where to find them while in … Continue reading How to make a good prequel (with Better Call Saul)
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?
The Thing is helped and hindered by the decade it was released. The eighties have become such an iconic time for movies, with everything from Ghostbusters to Back to the Future to the beginning of the Alien franchise (this film’s cousin). … Continue reading The Thing (1982) Review