Jurassic World got lucky. Back in 2015, Jurassic World essentially remade seminal classic Jurassic Park but added three key aspects; they opened the park, created a brand-new hybrid dinosaur and made Chris Pratt the lead. It was a great movie and … Continue reading Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Review
As well as launching the new-look Views from the Sofa we are also launching a brand new Theme Month for July. Since he stopped “smelling what was cookin’” and started acting, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has become one of the biggest … Continue reading Dwayne Johnson Month: The Launch!
Not many directors have had the longevity and pioneering career that Steven Spielberg has. Not content to create one type of movie, Spielberg has managed to evolve, adapt and innovate in ways that not only keep him relevant but in some … Continue reading Video-Game Movie Month: Ready Player One (2018) Review
I am a History Teacher in my “real-life” and one with very little survival skills. Movies very regularly put average people in extraordinary situations and I often watch, as many other people do, and wonder “how long would I survive … Continue reading How long would I survive… Jurassic Park?
There is something old-fashioned and fun about Kong: Skull Island. From the outset it knows what it is supposed to be: entertaining. It never takes itself too seriously, has some great characters and best of all, some really cool action, … Continue reading Kong: Skull Island (2017) Review
Career Peak – The point in an actor, actress or director’s career when they have given their best performance, reaching a point they will probably never match again! The idea is to examine a person’s film or television career and … Continue reading What is their Career Peak? – Jeff Goldblum
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 3: T-Rex Attacks
Today is the fourth anniversary of Views of the Sofa. To commemorate the birthday of the blog, I take a look back at the previous year in film with my Views from the Sofa Awards. These awards are slightly different … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2016
Jurassic World has been the kind of critical and financial success that pushes studios towards making sequels. Unfortunately, Jurassic World doesn’t naturally lend itself to a sequel without losing the key ingredient that makes this and the very first movie … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t make a sequel to Jurassic World
There was a moment in the first act of Jurassic Park, as the cars leave the station and the characters are being shown the dinosaurs in their paddocks that everyone must have felt – “how cool would a dinosaur theme … Continue reading Jurassic World (2015) Review