Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol has got to be one of the most remade, re-imagined and reinterpreted stories in history. It is no surprise considering how great a story it is but it is difficult to find a new approach to the story. … Continue reading Christmas Classics: Scrooged (1988) Review
I review a whole season rather than individual episodes, so there is a chance of spoilers. If you haven’t watched the whole season yet, stop reading now! There is a tradition in television of creating obnoxious, sharp and cruel characters who deep-down, … Continue reading Olive Kitteridge (Mini-Series) TV Review
Dark humour is genre to itself and one that would lend itself well to war but when you examine the evidence, there are very few decent war comedies. The farcical nature of warfare and the often absurdity of fighting for your … Continue reading Can you make a good war comedy?
Stripes could also be called Ghostbusters do war. It is missing Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson but does star Bill Murray and Harold Ramis, as well as being directed by the same man who helmed the supernatural comedy, Ivan Reitman. What … Continue reading Stripes (1981) Review
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?
Disney seem to be pushing their live-action remakes with a vengeance. This year alone we have both Alice Through the Looking Glass (a remake/sequel) and Pete’s Dragon. Adding to that is the Emma Watson starring role in Beauty and the … Continue reading Why Disney need to make a live-action Aladdin
A remake should only ever be made if it improves upon the original. Just cashing-in on the success and popularity of a past story isn’t enough and is also the reason why many remakes fail. Luckily, The Jungle Book seems to … Continue reading The Jungle Book (2016) Review