There is something very simple about adding colour to black and white footage but somehow this technique brings the First World War to life in a way not realised before. It makes the event feel much more current and not over … Continue reading WW1 and Documentary Month: They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Review
Horror is well and truly behind us and this month we take a reflective look at a conflict ending 100 years ago this November. World War 1 is an event that hasn’t made it to the big screen as often as … Continue reading WW1 and Documentary Month: The Launch!
What If… is a self-indulgent look at how things could have been. I take an event or a rumour and let my imagination run wild. It’s rarely based on fact and completely based on guess-work and conjecture. Reboots rarely do … Continue reading What If… The Reboots/Remakes Came First?
I am a fan of most of the big trilogies. Back to the Future, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and even The Matrix, have all managed to hook me in but Lord of the Rings never really managed to fire my imagination … Continue reading The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Review
I don’t know the last time I was so infuriated and frustrated watching a movie. The Frighteners has so many good ideas but is delivered as a muddled, mess of a film. Considering it comes from the guy who has … Continue reading The Frighteners (1996) Review
Son of Rambow is such a good idea, it could be nothing less than purely charming. It is a cast of mainly children, including one that is only now making his name in Hollywood, and takes its cue from a highly … Continue reading Son of Rambow (2007) Review
In my copy of the Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies is covered in three pages. Majority of the events of this movie, beyond the story concerning Smaug and Laketown, is covered in one chapter. Thus begins the issues with the … Continue reading The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Review
Out of the three movies, this was the one I was looking forward too. From the trailers I knew that it had the first confrontation with Smaug but I also knew that it included the famous barrel escape and also the confrontation with the spiders. This was the movie I was waiting for. I wasn’t disappointed. The first set-piece to be ticked-off my list was the spiders. I have written about how creepy I find spiders and how well they have been used before and my favourite part of the original Lord of the Rings trilogy was the confrontation with Shelob … Continue reading The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Review
I wonder what type of movie we would have gotten had The Hobbit been made before The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I can only imagine that the movies would have much shorter, much closer related to the books they … Continue reading The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Re-View
Sometimes you can get caught up in the spectacle, excitement and novelty of a movie. It felt like I was always going to like a Tintin movie the first time I saw it because I grew up reading the books. … Continue reading The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011) Re-View