It was a bold move to bring such a frequently adapted story to the big screen. There have been many different versions of Murder on the Orient Express and although quality varies, it means that it is a murder mystery with … Continue reading Review Bonanza: Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Review
Hollywood don’t make films that are “cool” anymore. Movies are trying too hard to be dark and gritty or to make their comedies gross-out and silly, that nobody is appealing to the market that likes their films stylistic, flashy and oozing … Continue reading Oceans Eleven (2001) Review
Movies and gaming has often been unnatural bedfellows, not quite gelling the way it feels like it should. Games becoming movies is still a tricky transition and movies which have game adaptations works rarely but every now and again, a … Continue reading Games for Movie Fans: Heavy Rain
One major mix-up but no real surprises from The 89th Oscars ceremony. You could have put money (literally) on the outcome of the awards and bookmakers, for the most part, had it right. Although my predictions were based more on … Continue reading Oscars Month: My Views on The Oscars 2017
Christmas is a time to watch all the classic movies, from Home Alone to It’s a Wonderful Life. This year, Views from the Sofa is taking a more unconventional look at Christmas with five movies which may not exactly spread … Continue reading Unconventional Christmas Movies: Rare Exports (2010) Review
To start let’s make something perfectly clear: This is not a political post! Nor is it me hating on America, a country I have a lot of time and respect for. This is a post about the movies, or in particular … Continue reading How do the rest of the world feel when America saves them?
Future Stars takes a look at the actors, actresses or directors who are at the beginning of their career and ready to leap into super-stardom. They could have a few movies under their belt, be a TV actor trying to … Continue reading Future Stars: Maika Monroe
There is something “old-school” about The Magnificent Seven. Not the fact it is a Western, although that does seem novel at a time when Westerns are quite rare in Hollywood, especially close to the blockbuster season. Magnificent Seven is old-school … Continue reading The Magnificent Seven (2016) Review
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?”
Today sees the release the long-awaited Absolutely Fabulous movie. For many US fans this won’t mean very much but to a lot of British TV viewers from the nineties, this will be music to their ears. Should it be though? Unfortunately for the … Continue reading Can British sitcoms make good movies?