Dave was away taking a Canadian sabbatical so it feels like a little while since we have been able to bring you a podcast. We are here though and ready to deliver a Top 5 special about film titles. Ben and … Continue reading The Views from the Sofa Podcast: Top 5 – Movie Title Special
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is arguably the ultimate Indiana Jones movie. There is an ancient, religious relic to chase, an adventure that takes the hero cross-country, Nazis to fight and a temples to raid complete with booby-traps and puzzles … Continue reading Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Review
There is a clue in the title of the sequel (prequel) to Raiders of the Lost Ark: Temple of Doom is silly. There was something perfectly supernatural about Raiders of the Lost Ark that is lacking from Temple of Doom. The … Continue reading Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom (1984) Review
This month we review a selection of movies from Empire’s 100 Greatest Movies list. Today is Number 7: Raiders of the Lost Ark. Raiders of the Lost Ark has arguably the greatest opening to any movie ever. Not many movies can … Continue reading 100 Greatest Movie Month: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Review
You’d think with their previous track record, Lucasfilm and Disney as their parent company, would avoid prequels. The Star Wars prequel trilogy is not fondly remembered and many blame it for ruining a (practically) perfect trilogy series. This prequel has been met with trepidation also, especially because it deals with a character as popular and sacred as the original trilogy people work so hard to defend. Although Solo is not the “disaster” the prequel’s become renowned for, it isn’t the movie the potential of a Han Solo back-story could have been. It has a lot of strong aspects. For starters, it … Continue reading Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Review
Before we go any further, watch this: Hopefully, you are like me at this point and thinking to yourself: “Yes, please!” This is an animation by Indiana Jones fan Patrick Schoenmaker and showcases the potential that an Indiana Jones animated … Continue reading Is this the way to solve the Indiana Jones problem?
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 25: The Boulder Chase