Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a classic 90s blockbuster. It has great action, perfectly timed humour, doesn’t take itself too seriously and feels the right amount of epic, even with a great pop song as part of the marketing. … Continue reading Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) Review
Christopher Nolan not only crafts the perfect superhero film but also one of the best film’s ever. There isn’t a misstep in the two and half hour running time of his Batman movie. It works from the ground-up, from soundtrack to story … Continue reading Review 500!: The Dark Knight (2008)
What is meant by uncredited surprise casting is when a well-known actor takes a major role in a movie without any advertisement of their involvement. This doesn’t mean cameos. Cameos are fun but it is hardly hard to keep a thirty … Continue reading Why uncredited surprise casting is so effective
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 17: “Sloth”
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
I expected some sort of craziness and “out-there” storytelling when watching a Luc Besson film. Movies like The Fifth Element are testament to how crazy the guy can really be. I also expected there to be some solid, crazy but well constructed action, … Continue reading Lucy (2014) Review
The problem with big, science-fiction based ideas is that eventually, it becomes “silly.” Anything that starts based in fact but tries to do something extraordinary or unique will eventually have to border on the unbelievable to keep the concept interesting. Only a few … Continue reading Transcendence (2014) Review
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 – Fictional Movie Presidents.