The third movie in a series is becoming the most difficult to get right. Most franchises have a desire to go darker for a sequel and then having put their heroes through hell, come into the light for a third installment. … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: Star Trek Beyond (2016) Review
(This review was originally published in June 2013) Whether you think Hollywood is lacking original ideas or not, if done well, sequels are brilliant. Sequels give people the opportunity to revisit characters that they love or watch the next chapter in a thrilling … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: Star Trek into Darkness (2013) Review
(This is my review of Star Trek from August 2012) When it comes to Star Trek, I’m a Next Generation guy. I never really liked The Original Series, it never had enough action or cool monsters for the eight or … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: Star Trek (2009) Review
There have been many different Star Trek movies with a lot of different cast and crew. The films have now covered “classic 60s,” The Next Generation and the rebooted series. With this many movies you’d think there would be a large … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: How to… Make a Star Trek Movie
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!
Yesterday I highlighted 5 roles which should never be recast. When devising the list, I soon realised that there are a few more too. These roles are slightly different because they aren’t quite as impossible as the last post. There are … Continue reading 5 more roles which should never be recast
In a time when Hollywood are obsessed with remakes, reboots and re-imaginings, it is now becoming the trend to consider recasting roles made famous and iconic by one specific actor. Some roles have managed to survive this, notably James Bond, Batman, … Continue reading 5 Roles which should never be recast
The beginning of Ghostbusters is a normal, everyday guy being terrorised by an unseen force. It is a well-crafted scene, with some humour and plenty of creepy moments, balancing the scares and the funny in equal measure. It also ends with … Continue reading Ghostbusters (2016) Review
At some point superhero movies will die away. I’m sure it will be with a whimper rather than a bang but just like westerns, musicals and movies about the Romans and Egyptians, the superhero genre will cease to be. New genres … Continue reading What will eventually replace Superhero movies?
The X-Files showed that classic TV shows being brought back with a new lease of life but part of the old continuity can work effectively. What I liked about Season 10 of The X-Files is that it wasn’t a remake or … Continue reading TV shows that should be “revived.”