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
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 Universal Monsters mixed with The Goonies sounds like a studio meeting gone wrong. To throw together two movies like that would usually end in unmitigated disaster but something about the way that The Monster Squad delivers this story actually works. … Continue reading Horror Week: Monster Squad (1987) Review
Each year the summer blockbuster season brings with it some of the biggest and most anticipated movies. The “tentpoles” which the studios place all their budget and faith in, hoping to now break that lucrative billion-dollar target. This summer was no … Continue reading Was Summer 2016 the most disappointing yet?
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
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)