Child’s Play was a franchise in need of a reboot. The franchise had become a straight-to-home release staple and had completely lost its way compared to the fantastic original. From the opening sequence involving a disgruntled worker in the Buddi … Continue reading Child’s Play (2019) Review
Predator is one of the 80s greatest action movies. Unfortunately, the sequels have mostly disappointed, never capturing the great writing, tense action and hunter/hunted feeling of the jungle set original. Luckily, Shane Black is on writing and directing duties and from … Continue reading Trailer of the Week: The Predator
There is an appropriate hesitation that should be reserved for rebooting or prolonged sequels to sacred classics. For every Blade Runner you get an Indiana Jones and when it was announced that there would be a “sequel” to Jumanji, scepticism was the … Continue reading Dwayne Johnson Month: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Review
When they re-launched, rebooted and rebranded Lara Croft as a younger, inexperienced and grittier character, they also opened the door for a more cinematic Tomb Raider. This meant that just watching the trailer for the video-game was enough to make you … Continue reading Video-Game Movies Month: Tomb Raider (2018) Review
Power Rangers as never going to really work. The original is a colourful, camp, silly show with super-annoying teenagers who all get on, have incredible hair and teeth and use massive robots to fight dodgy looking monsters. It is a product … Continue reading Power Rangers (2017) Review
We’re Back! Officially a soft-reboot of the Views from the Sofa podcast we have great content for returning fans and brand new listeners alike. It all begins with a new co-host and slightly tweaked structure but we will still be … Continue reading Fast and Furious Month: The Views from the Sofa Podcast returns!!!
This week saw the announcement of a Lord of the Flies remake with an all-female cast. Alongside the usual more sexist remarks about why this is a poor idea, it seems something else was missing from the conversation – it just … Continue reading Is “A Female version of…” lazy film-making?
A “Soft Reboot” – Restarting a franchise, series or continuity but still acknowledging what went before! A “Soft Reboot” (Part 2) – restarting a franchise, series or continuity but still acknowledging what went before – but doing it again very … Continue reading Views from the Sofa: A “Soft Reboot” (Part 2)
Every year I do a list of Must -See movies for the year ahead. I published 2017’s list earlier but thought it was worth reflecting on the year that had past by looking at my most anticipated films for 2016. Did I … Continue reading A look back at my Must-See Movies of 2016
The BBC is responsible for some of the best sitcoms on TV. To celebrate that fact they have tried bringing some of them back, updating them or straight-remaking them in an attempt to rekindle some of that magic (or even reboot … Continue reading How BBC’s sitcom season showed the past should stay in the past