Some people seem to forget that actors and actresses have real lives as well. Society is so caught up in the culture of celebrity that aspirations, expectations and assumptions can be made of the lives of the famous people we watch on-screen. … Continue reading Does an actor’s real-life actions affect you watching their films?
I am now accepting my third Liebster award, this time nominated by Plain Simple Tom over at plainsimpletomreviews. Really straight forward, I answer Tom’s 11 questions, I set 11 questions of my own and nominate a bunch of people to answer … Continue reading My Third Liebster Award!
I wrote about how it baffles me that writers don’t get the appreciation that movie directors do, particularly in movies. To address this issue I will be taking a writer and shining a light on their work and how effective they have been … Continue reading Film Writers Spotlight – Shane Black
Laurel and Hardy, Riggs and Murtaugh, Butch Cassidy and Sundance and now The Nice Guys! The key to the success of a movie pairing is chemistry. Putting two mismatched people together isn’t what makes a movie funny or interesting, it is … Continue reading The Nice Guys (2016) Review
Career Peak – The point in an actor, actress or director’s career when they have given their best performance, reaching a point they will probably never match again! The idea is to examine a person’s film or television career and … Continue reading What is their Career Peak? – Renee Zellweger
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 7: “I Will Have My Vengeance”
Although Man of Steel wasn’t the return to the big screen that people wanted for Superman, Zack Snyder actually got a lot right. On first watch you can be blinded by what the movie is doing wrong that it overshadows all the things … Continue reading Man of Steel (2013) Re-View
Yesterday I started my list of 2016’s Must-See Movies. These are the films that have me excited, interested or invested enough to definitely see at the cinema. There are 16 in total and Part 1 was concerned primarily with the (super)heroes. … Continue reading 2016’s Must See Movies (Part 2)
Being both a movies fan and a comic book/superhero fan can be both positive and negative. The positive side is that whenever I see a very clever superhero film, with in-jokes, reference to the wider comic universe, other characters or … Continue reading Man of Steel (2013) Review
You can have two great actors, a fantastic director and a weighty story but still make an average film. Body of Lies is the perfect example of this. The two leads, Leonardo Di Caprio and Russell Crowe, are stars that would attract any number of people to a film on their names alone. Di Caprio is fantastic in The Departed and Inception and Crowe is equally as good in Gladiator or 3.10 to Yuma. With two stars this big attached, you’d expect the film to be of a very high quality. The same with the director. Ridley Scott directs Body of … Continue reading Body of Lies (2008) Review