There is no mistaking that Beetlejuice is directed by Tim Burton. The trademark white and black pallet is present but more so are the bizarre but extremely inventive ideas that have made his movies so iconic and so appealing. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Beetlejuice (1988) Review
You could argue that Pixar got lucky with Toy Story 2. They managed to make a film as good as an iconic original without changing too much of what made the movie work so well. It would be easy to think … Continue reading Pixar Month: Toy Story 3 (2010) Review
It has been said many times before that the perfect version of Spider-Man has finally arrived on-screen. Toby Maguire’s version was good and as the first real attempt at a big screen Spider-Man did exactly what it needed to without really … Continue reading Spider-Man Homecoming (2017) Review
There are some films that will never be Oscar nominees. Anything by Marvel studios will struggle to get a nomination (unless it is in one of the digital effects categories), as will most comedies. There are a few types of films … Continue reading Oscar Month: Films that didn’t get Oscar nominated… but were trying to
Tim Burton’s Batman is responsible for a lot of what is associated and iconic about the character today. Before Burton, the on-screen persona was a lighthearted, camper version but Burton returns the Caped Crusader to his darker roots. Burton also creates … Continue reading Countdown to Review 500 – Batman (1989) Review
Recently, Oscar winning movie Birdman was heralded, amongst other things, for director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ability to make the whole movie seem like one long scene. If you watch closely you can just about spot the “joins” but Inarritu manages to … Continue reading Why do directors use “one-shot” scenes?
Batman V Superman should be met with fervent excitement the likes we haven’t seen since a certain franchise returned for a seventh belated sequel. Instead of getting fans clamouring for information, first glimpses or even queuing round the block to see the superhero juggernauts finally … Continue reading Why it is too soon for Batman V Superman.
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: Actors who have played Batman
Occasionally there will be a film which I don’t understand. That lack of understanding could be the story, the characters, the idea or even the fuss behind the whole movie. In the case of Birdman, it was pretty much the whole … Continue reading Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) Review
When I was a kid, with only four TV channels available, I would often be lucky enough to catch the rare and largely unseen movie tie-in cartoons on Channel 4. These cartoons were designed to continue the adventures of the characters that had featured … Continue reading A look back at the Movie Tie-In Cartoon!