In his fairly swift career as an actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has faced some formidable foes. From Jason Stathamm, to a massive lizard through to weather… Johnson has beat them all but has he beat the best. I present you … Continue reading Dwayne Johnson Month: The Rock versus… (Opponents I want to see Dwayne Johnson face)
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!
A “Soft Reboot” – Restarting a franchise, series or continuity but still acknowledging what went before! Views from the Sofa is back! After the New Year brought me a beautiful new daughter, my life was thrown upside-down and something had to … Continue reading Views from the Sofa – A “Soft Reboot.”
At some point superhero movies will die away. I’m sure it will be with a whimper rather than a bang but just like westerns, musicals and movies about the Romans and Egyptians, the superhero genre will cease to be. New genres … Continue reading What will eventually replace Superhero movies?
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
My local Cineworld cinema has a gimmick called D-Box. I call it a gimmick because it adds very little to the movie viewing experience other than a more expensive ticket. Your chair vibrates in time with the action. That is it! … Continue reading Is 4D a good idea?
The videogame industry now rivals the film industry for it’s quality of creative output and the money that the industry makes. Grand Theft Auto alone made over a billion dollars in record time, rivalling studio movies like Jurassic World or The Avengers. It … Continue reading Why videogame movies will never work
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