What clearly happened when they cast the Hitman’s Bodyguard is that they asked Ryan Reynolds to play Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson to play Samuel L Jackson. Luckily, this is exactly what this film needs. It isn’t taking itself too … Continue reading The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017) Review
Buddy-cop movies live or die on the chemistry of their leads. Lethal Weapon works because of the juxtaposition of crazed Gibson vs family guy Glover, while martial-artist Jackie Chan is the opposite of motor-mouth Chris Tucker for the Rush Hour series. … Continue reading Bad Boys (1995) Review
Views from the Sofa officially kick-off their festive season with the tenth episode of The Views from the Sofa Podcast. This episode Ben and Adam discuss all things Christmas, as well as answering the all important questions like: What if … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Podcast: SofaPod 10 – It’s a Wonderful Sofa
I wrote about how it baffles me that writers don’t get the appreciation that movie directors do, particularly in movies. To address this issue I will be taking a writer and shining a light on their work and how effective they have been … Continue reading Film Writers Spotlight – Shane Black
Taking the story of a movie and transferring it to the small screen isn’t a new idea. For years shows have started as movies and found a more lucrative and popular fanbase in television. Kids cartoons have been doing it for years to … Continue reading Is making movies into TV shows a good idea?
I have been craving the “classic” 80s and 90s action movies. Hollywood seems so determined to make their movies as universal as possible in an attempt to place more bums on seats that action movies have lost that violent edge or … Continue reading Olympus Has Fallen (2013) Review
Before we start I want to place a stipulation on my choice of action films. These are movies which involve a hero against villain (usually European terrorist) and aren’t necessarily set in Science Fiction. This would rule out The Matrix, … Continue reading Why the 90s is the best decade for Action Movies
3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst is exactly what it sounds like – 3 of the best examples of either an actor, film series, genre, etc. versus 3 of the worst. It’s also an opportunity for you … Continue reading 3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst – Films Years of the 80s