Its a bold move to try to continue what is considered by many a perfect trilogy. Although Hollywood has always had a tendency to milk successful franchises beyond their creative limit, Pixar felt like it could have been different and … Continue reading Toy Story 4 (2019) Review
Neon Demon is an example of a movie where the tone, style and mystery will keep you engaged; even if you are not entirely sure what is happening. On the face of it, Neon Demon is a movie about a new, … Continue reading Review Bonanza: The Neon Demon (2016) Review
There are hundreds of examples of “almost castings;” moments when the studio almost went in a completely different direction for a role and cast an actor we would not associate or even imagine in the role today. The most iconic ones … Continue reading What if?… OJ Simpson had been The Terminator (and other almost castings)
I hate the thought of remakes for no reason than to cash-in on a previous movie’s success. Recent examples would be Point Break, Robocop and although not released yet, you arguably Ghostbusters. These movies didn’t need to be remade or re-imagined … Continue reading Could watching the remake before the original mean you like it more?
Point Break is the epitome of a 90’s action movie without one key element: the action. At a time when bigger was better, in muscles, explosions, attractive women and bold, high-concepts plot, Point Break feels like it reins all of that … Continue reading Point Break (1991) Review
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 8: “Bullet Time”
In 2008, Liam Neeson took on the role of Bryan Mills, as well as the terrorists that kidnapped his daughter, in the movie Taken. It was a hard-nosed action thriller that put the then 55 year old veteran actor in the … Continue reading Analysing the Taken effect
One word sums up the style, look and whole nature of John Wick: Cool. Director Chad Stahelski didn’t try anything complicated. Instead he made a movie which took a wronged man, lots of Russian mobsters and some cool fight-sequences and ultra-violence … Continue reading John Wick (2014) Review
The original Point Break, which stars Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, is considered a 90s classic. It is a film with good action, some cheesy performances and moments which have become (in)famous. This meant that the news of a Point Break … Continue reading Did Point Break need to be a remake?
John McClane is the greatest action hero. He is the everyman, the best person to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. He has taken on terrorists in buildings, an airport, around a city, through the internet and recently … Continue reading 5 Action Movies made better by adding John McClane