Most movie bloggers make a list of the films they want to see at this time of year but my list is slightly different. I don’t get to go to the cinema as frequently as I once did so I have … Continue reading My “Must-See at the Cinema” releases of 2019
This month we review a selection of movies from Empire’s 100 Greatest Movies list. Today is Number 7: Raiders of the Lost Ark. Raiders of the Lost Ark has arguably the greatest opening to any movie ever. Not many movies can … Continue reading 100 Greatest Movie Month: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Review
In the brief hiatus the blog had while I was consolidating and restructuring and all the other words you can use that makes this feel like a bigger deal than it actually is: The Views from the Sofa Podcast continued. … Continue reading New Episodes of The Views from the Sofa Podcast!
You’d think with their previous track record, Lucasfilm and Disney as their parent company, would avoid prequels. The Star Wars prequel trilogy is not fondly remembered and many blame it for ruining a (practically) perfect trilogy series. This prequel has been met with trepidation also, especially because it deals with a character as popular and sacred as the original trilogy people work so hard to defend. Although Solo is not the “disaster” the prequel’s become renowned for, it isn’t the movie the potential of a Han Solo back-story could have been. It has a lot of strong aspects. For starters, it … Continue reading Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Review
Not many directors have had the longevity and pioneering career that Steven Spielberg has. Not content to create one type of movie, Spielberg has managed to evolve, adapt and innovate in ways that not only keep him relevant but in some … Continue reading Video-Game Movie Month: Ready Player One (2018) Review
The Last Jedi makes it clear how much nostalgia can cover over “the cracks.” The Force Awakens was a great movie. Very exciting, thrilling and welcome return to a franchise that was in desperate need of some quality. While watching The … Continue reading Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Review
There is such thing as an “Oscar movie.” There are types of movies which win the coveted nominations and plenty of movies which feel like they should be considered but aren’t. A superhero movie and Sci-Fi spectacle could get a … Continue reading Oscar Month: 16 times the Academy nominated “non-Oscar” movies