Its very difficult to launch a whole new movie genre in the modern era but Shaun of the Dead managed it, creating the Zom-Rom-Com and skyrocketing the careers of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright. That is because … Continue reading Shaun of the Dead (2004) Review
Views from the Sofa is 8 Years Old today! As has become tradition, we always use our birthday to look back at the past year and give some awards based on the movies we have viewed and reviewed within that … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2020
Views from the Sofa is 7 Years Old today! As has become tradition, we always use our birthday to look back at the past year and give some awards based on the movies we have viewed and reviewed within that year. … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2019
It is the first of October and as is customary on Views from the Sofa, we are dedicating this month’s theme to all things horror. This month we will be splitting the theme. The first 15 days will be classic horror … Continue reading Horror and Zombies Month: The Launch!
As you watch the Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers and The Pacific, you will find yourself clambering for IMDB. Like many different shows and movies that are over ten years old, there are plenty of current stars who appear unexpectedly. … Continue reading Spielberg on WW2 – How Spielberg cast TV and Movie’s future stars
The problem with a genre as over-exposed and over-used as zombies is that you are forced to find something new to stand-out from the crowd. Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland managed it very well, simply adding comedy to highlight the clichés and … Continue reading World War Z (2013) Review
The World’s End represents what happens when small-time creators get ideas beyond their reach. That sounds really harsh and Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright are a lot more than “small-time” but considering where they came from and the early … Continue reading The World’s End (2013) Review