There is no mistaking that Beetlejuice is directed by Tim Burton. The trademark white and black pallet is present but more so are the bizarre but extremely inventive ideas that have made his movies so iconic and so appealing. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Beetlejuice (1988) Review
Deadpool took the superhero template and blew it out of the water. It lampooned the genre, poked a stick at the poe-faced seriousness and managed to laugh at itself, the biggest characters and stars and still come out with a quality … Continue reading Teen Titans Go to the Movies (2018) Review
Rather than call Gotham Knight a movie, it is instead a collection of anime inspired animated stories which piggyback on the success of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins. The tones are uneven, the stories random and the animation varying in success. … Continue reading Batman: Gotham Knight (2008) Review
If there was ever a case for DC having a wealth of worthy material that they could take their stories from, it would be an animated movie like New Frontier. Not held by the restrictions of a big budget, tent-pole summer … Continue reading Justice League: New Frontier (2008) Review
The Joker is one of the most iconic villains in comic book, and subsequently movie, history. He is also a character that benefits most from mystery and very little backstory. This was seen best with Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, … Continue reading Joker (2019) Review
Most movie bloggers make a list of the films they want to see at this time of year but my list is slightly different. I don’t get to go to the cinema as frequently as I once did so I have … Continue reading My “Must-See at the Cinema” releases of 2019
A hero is only as good as his villains. This goes some way to explaining why Batman is so successful but Superman seems to struggle. Spider-Man benefits from this as well but one of his most iconic villains didn’t make the … Continue reading Venom (2018) Review
Ben and Dave add their movie knowledge and problem-solving talents to fixing the ailing DC Universe. In this episode we ask why the DC Universe is broken (or even if it is broken) and what can be done to fix it. … Continue reading The Views from the Sofa Podcast: Fixing the DC Universe
Last week saw San Diego Comic-Con bring a huge manner of delights, movie news and cult TV shows to the masses. We already featured Glass which was debuted at Comic-Con but nothing this week has managed to improve upon another Comic-Con … Continue reading Dwayne Johnson Month: Trailer of the Week: SHAZAM!
Views from the Sofa has been going for six years and is now halfway through it’s seventh. That means that usually I will hit a milestone review during the year and for the first 6 I used a clear theme: Batman. … Continue reading The search for Review 700!