Every year I do a list of Must -See movies for the year ahead. I published 2017’s list earlier but thought it was worth reflecting on the year that had past by looking at my most anticipated films for 2016. Did I … Continue reading A look back at my Must-See Movies of 2016
Doctor Strange shows how confident Marvel are in their “plan.” What started as a fledgling idea back in 2008 with Iron Man has now become a twice-yearly event and each new superhero movie develops the wider world and leads to something … Continue reading Doctor Strange (2016) Review
Doctor Strange hits cinemas this week and the superhero studio powerhouse will bring another new character to the big screen. This ultimately means that yet another superheroes origin movie will be immortalised in film. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but … Continue reading How to… make a Marvel origin movie
(This review was originally published in June 2013) Whether you think Hollywood is lacking original ideas or not, if done well, sequels are brilliant. Sequels give people the opportunity to revisit characters that they love or watch the next chapter in a thrilling … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: Star Trek into Darkness (2013) Review
Ten years ago X-Men Apocalypse would be one of the best superhero movies. It has a cast of faithful characters, excellent performances and and effects which will blow audiences away. Unfortunately, now that there are at least five to six superhero … Continue reading Will lack of originality and creativity destroy the superhero movie?
When the live action Jungle Book remake was announced, many people greeted the news with a mixture of skepticism and groans. It felt unnecessary and definitely like Disney were tampering with a sacred classic. The movie’s release has come and gone … Continue reading Is Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book destined to fail?
The Sherlock special was better suited to a mid-season episode rather than the only “special” we are going to get in the last two years. There could well have been something very special in this episode but when you boil it … Continue reading Sherlock: The Abominable Bride TV Review
2016 is going to be another huge year for movies. The anticipation for some big summer blockbusters is already building, with teaser trailers, images and rumours fuelling the excitement. This is the list of the movies I’m definitely going to the … Continue reading 2016’s Must-See Movies (Part 1)
This week, James Gunn, director of The Guardians of the Galaxy, hit back at attempts to publish a “scoop” about the upcoming sequel, titled very imaginatively Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. His point is a very valid one; not only … Continue reading Why are we “spoiling” movies before they are released?
Out of the three movies, this was the one I was looking forward too. From the trailers I knew that it had the first confrontation with Smaug but I also knew that it included the famous barrel escape and also the confrontation with the spiders. This was the movie I was waiting for. I wasn’t disappointed. The first set-piece to be ticked-off my list was the spiders. I have written about how creepy I find spiders and how well they have been used before and my favourite part of the original Lord of the Rings trilogy was the confrontation with Shelob … Continue reading The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Review