I got nominated for my second Liebster award by Prime Six (thank you very much). The idea is simple; I answer Prime Six’s 11 questions and nominate a bunch of blogs to highlight and bring attention too and then pose 11 … Continue reading My second Liebster Award
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 6: “I’ll Look into It”
This is slightly different to my usual What If… posts. I’m not going to speculate but instead invite discussion. My sister asked me this question and it stuck with me because it’s not as straight-forward an answer as you’d think. … Continue reading What If… You could only watch the movies of one actor/actress?
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is an intelligent blockbuster. It’s an awful phrase or point of view but one that can be distinguished. In a summer full of huge robots punching each other or at least two superhero movies … Continue reading Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Review
I don’t really remember the original Robocop. I usually like to watch the original of any reboot/remake before I see the new version but I didn’t get the chance to do that with the new version of Robocop. It means I … Continue reading Robocop (2014) Review
Forget Bond, Bourne and Hunt – the only true spy on film is Smiley, George Smiley. I don’t know the last time I watched a spy film that had very little action, no explosions, hardly any gunfire and a distinct … Continue reading Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011) Review
I really like the idea of updating or remaking classic fairytales for a modern, movie audience. Not necessarily making them darker but there is definitely a draw towards telling these stories in their full, dark, original versions. A lot of these fairytales were not intended to be told as bedtime stories and if you go back to the source material, they are full of a lot of much more mature material and do not always end with a “happily ever after.” Even though I haven’t seen either of the new Snow White movies, I do like the look of the “and … Continue reading Red Riding Hood (2011) Review
Pixar are responsible for all poor computer animated films since Toy Story. Pretty bold claim but stay with me. Before Toy Story, animated films were predominantly hand drawn or at least presented in the traditional animated style. They would usually employ specific voice actors to play the characters except for particularly notable exceptions (Aladdin and Mulan being two films that spring to mind). In fact it was only when I watched the Lion King’s 3D re-release at the cinema that I realised Matthew Broderick played adult Simba. The use of the traditional technique for animated films meant we got a lot of films starring human characters. The … Continue reading Planet 51 (2009) Review