As well as launching the new-look Views from the Sofa we are also launching a brand new Theme Month for July. Since he stopped “smelling what was cookin’” and started acting, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has become one of the biggest … Continue reading Dwayne Johnson Month: The Launch!
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?
North by Northwest is Alfred Hitchcock’s “summer blockbuster.” It has action, romance, thrills and large set-pieces culminating in a fantastic and iconic finale. The hero globe-trots, beds a beautiful lady and becomes a low-rent James Bond. It is as close to … Continue reading North by Northwest (1959) Review
The twenty years between the release of Independence Day and it’s sequel should have numbed audiences to the landmark destroying special effects which seem to be a staple of summer blockbuster season. Even though it was back in 1996, there is … Continue reading Independence Day (1996) Review