It is the first of the month which means another theme launch! 2017 has seen a lot of movies and franchises offering reboots, re-imaginings, remakes or long overdue sequels. This month we take a look at some of the key examples … Continue reading Then and Now Month: The Launch!
Where Part 1 of the Deathly Hallows story was definitely designed to set the scene and place all the pieces of the tale in place, Part 2 is the finale. To say that this movie is one large set-piece may be … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Review
You could argue that there is a lot less focus on story in the fourth Harry Potter movie and much more focus on action. It is a movie of set-pieces and spectacle rather than advancing any of the larger mythology forward … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2004) Review
Buddy-cop movies live or die on the chemistry of their leads. Lethal Weapon works because of the juxtaposition of crazed Gibson vs family guy Glover, while martial-artist Jackie Chan is the opposite of motor-mouth Chris Tucker for the Rush Hour series. … Continue reading Bad Boys (1995) Review
Deadpool did what many superhero movies struggle to do; faithfully adapt their hero. It had everything you need for Deadpool: the comedy, the violence, the self-referential humour and the breaking of the fourth wall. It was a risk but one that … Continue reading Should the Deadpool sequel be Deadpool vs Wolverine?
3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst is exactly what it sounds like – 3 of the best examples of either an actor, film series, genre, etc. versus 3 of the worst. It’s also an opportunity for you … Continue reading 3 of the Worst vs 3 of the Best: Michael Bay movies
Peas, cards that mark occasions (birthdays, anniversaries etc), Daniel Bedingfield, Liverpool Football Club and Unnecessary Sequels – I hate them all! Before I can go any further, I need to clarify what an unnecessary sequel is. In my opinion, an unnecessary sequel is any sequel to a film that is originally self-contained with a story that is finished. Usually the film is much more story or event-driven than character driven so superhero films and horror films don’t have unnecessary sequels but an event-driven film like Speed does! These sequels are usually straight to DVD rubbish that is clearly some studio executive seeing the popularity of … Continue reading Stop making unnecessary sequels!