Views from the Sofa is 6 Years Old today! As has become tradition, we always use our birthday to look back at the past year and give some awards based on the movies we have watched this year. These awards are … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2018
A remake should only exist if it can improve upon the original. That could be updating effects, fixing mistakes from the past or adapting the original story to make it better. Luckily, Ghost in the Shell’s remake does all of these … Continue reading Then and Now Month: Ghost in the Shell (2017) Review
It will be an unpopular view and one that flies in the face of popular opinion but I didn’t “get” Ghost in the Shell. It begins well, with plenty of potential and a very cool, basic idea, but soon it feels … Continue reading Then and Now Month: Ghost in the Shell (1995) Review
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!
The end of last week saw outcry by many, particularly those of Asian-American heritage at the casting of Matt Damon in the new movie The Great Wall. To quickly summarise, The Great Wall is about Matt Damon’s (White) character helping defend … Continue reading Is appealing to audiences the key to changing Hollywood’s “Whitewashing?”