Ghostbusters is a complete classic. Before it became the movie that spawned toys, a great cartoon, videogames and sequels which vary in success and quality, it is easy to forget that this was just a simple, paranormal comedy. The fact … Continue reading Ghostbusters (1984) Review
Ben and Dave are back after Dave had a jaunt in Canada. After discussing Air Canada’s choice of movies, they also discuss which movies should have sequels that don’t already! It is also clearly the end of the world… as … Continue reading Views from the Sofa The Podcast: Season 3 Episode 17 – Movies that Should have Sequels
Ben and Dave return with a look at the Best of the 1980s, year by year. Just as they did with the 70s, they look at the best films of each year, while also looking at some of the more unusual … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Podcast: Season 3 Episode 10: Best of the 80s
Some ideas are so simple and so perfect that you wonder why they haven’t been done before. What better way to appeal to kids than tell a story in which their toys magically come to life whenever they are out of … Continue reading Pixar Month: Toy Story (1995) Review
This week saw the announcement of a Lord of the Flies remake with an all-female cast. Alongside the usual more sexist remarks about why this is a poor idea, it seems something else was missing from the conversation – it just … Continue reading Is “A Female version of…” lazy film-making?
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
I have been nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award. My nominator was Alicja over at Reel Red Reviews (Click the link and check it out). The rules for accepting such a prestigious award is that I answer the 11 questions Alicja set … Continue reading My First Sunshine Blogger Award
Reviews were the reason I started this blog. I loved movies so much that I wanted to share my views with people and start discussion and conversation. I love doing them and it’s become more of an obsession than a hobby … Continue reading Why do you read reviews?
Each year the summer blockbuster season brings with it some of the biggest and most anticipated movies. The “tentpoles” which the studios place all their budget and faith in, hoping to now break that lucrative billion-dollar target. This summer was no … Continue reading Was Summer 2016 the most disappointing yet?
The shared movie universe: it is a well sought after concept which is slowly eating away at movie franchises and destroying the quality of the summer blockbusters and it is all Marvel’s fault. The idea of a shared universe is that … Continue reading Have Marvel broken Hollywood?