One of the strengths of 1999 horror movie The Blair Witch Project was that the three lead cast members were relatively unknown and so the plausibility of the story being true had more credibility. You’d think that the success of the … Continue reading Horror Week: The Blair Witch Project – What Happened Next?
As with many Alfred Hitchcock movies, elements of The Man Who Knew Too Much are ahead of it’s time. For starters it’s a loose remake, something which was fairly uncommon back in the 1950s (unlike today). Second of all, it had … Continue reading The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Review
A lot of actors try their best to avid being type-cast. They go their whole careers being known for one particular type of role and then find it difficult to do anything else. Actors like Michael Cera, Vince Vaughn and Vin … Continue reading Is being type-cast a bad thing?
Taking the story of a movie and transferring it to the small screen isn’t a new idea. For years shows have started as movies and found a more lucrative and popular fanbase in television. Kids cartoons have been doing it for years to … Continue reading Is making movies into TV shows a good idea?
Views from the Sofa’s 100 Greatest Scenes is a list of the 100 greatest moments in the movies. This could be long introductions, moments of action or great dialogue between characters. The scenes are in no particular order and come from … Continue reading 100 Greatest Scenes Number 5: “I Will Find You and I Will Kill You”
Career Peak – The point in an actor, actress or director’s career when they have given their best performance, reaching a point they will probably never match again! The idea is to examine a person’s film or television career and … Continue reading What was their Career Peak? – Liam Neeson
In 2008, Liam Neeson took on the role of Bryan Mills, as well as the terrorists that kidnapped his daughter, in the movie Taken. It was a hard-nosed action thriller that put the then 55 year old veteran actor in the … Continue reading Analysing the Taken effect
Regardless of how you feel about his casting as the titular character of the movie, Tom Cruise is the best aspect of the movie Jack Reacher. He is a convincing everyman who can comfortably handle himself without having to look … Continue reading Jack Reacher (2012) Review
Liam Neeson has made the best career choices of any actors in recent years. Not all his films have been fantastic and he plays very similar roles or at least roles that seem to cast him as a similar style … Continue reading A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) Review
I expected some sort of craziness and “out-there” storytelling when watching a Luc Besson film. Movies like The Fifth Element are testament to how crazy the guy can really be. I also expected there to be some solid, crazy but well constructed action, … Continue reading Lucy (2014) Review