Now that superhero movies have become a mainstay of every summer, it is up to each individual film to stand-out. Some have achieved this well, like Deadpool and Ant-Man, while others have struggled, like the newest X-Men movie or … Continue reading Logan (2017) Review
There are a couple of surprises in Star Trek Nemesis. The first is an early appearance by Hollywood megastar Tom Hardy, playing the villain of the movie. The second is that Tom Hardy is supposed to be a “young” Patrick Stewart … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) Review
By 1998, Star Trek: The Next Generation was off TV and could only be seen with big screen installments. This meant that the pressure would be on for the movies to bring excitement, scale and a spectacle worthy of the big … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) Review
Star Trek: First Contact doesn’t feel like the typical Star Trek movie. For starters, it is considerably darker than any Star Trek movie which has gone before, beginning with some minor body-horror just to set it’s stall out early. Horror definitely … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Review
Seeing both Patrick Stewart’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard and William Shatner’s Captain James T Kirk on the screen, in the same adventure, was the stuff of dreams and fantasy for a lot of Star Trek fans. They were decades apart and the … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: Star Trek: Generations (1994) Review
Star Trek launched the careers of the likes of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Patrick Stewart but they were not the only notable actors and actresses who appeared in Star Trek movies. There are many who thought Star Trek could be … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: 8 Actors you didn’t know were in Star Trek movies!
It is the summer, which means it is the perfect time for a Views from the Sofa themed series. Last year was Month of Bond but this year will be slightly less intensive and slightly fewer movies to cover as I … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight – The Launch!
Days of Future Past was a bold move by Fox and the people behind the X-Men franchise. When the third movie in the original trilogy, The Last Stand, managed to put an end to a flourishing franchise by killing off … Continue reading X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Review
It’s strange to go all the way back to the very beginning of the X-Men franchise when so much has happened since. It is worth going back to see how much has changed, evolved and improved since the 2000 movie … Continue reading X-Men (2000) Re-View
If what I understand about how films are made is correct, then Roger Mussenden deserves a special award for his work on X-Men. Roger was the person that (if my understanding is correct) has some hand in casting Patrick Stewart as Professor X, Ian McKellen as Magneto and the biggest, and probably most surprising success of all, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. The scenes between Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are brilliantly acted and set up the more serious tone for X-Men. This isn’t a goofy, light-hearted superhero film, like Raimi’s Spiderman had been or the attempt at the Fantastic Four film had ended … Continue reading X-Men (2000) Review