There is an eerily accurate satire and parody to The Running Man that wasn’t that prevalent when it was released but means a lot today. The idea of an extreme reality television show which results in murder and bloodshed has been done … Continue reading When 2019 was the future: The Running Man (1987) Review
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 Dwayne Johnson Month – What is their Career Peak? – Dwayne Johnson
After being successfully inserted into The Journey, Fast and Furious and GI: Joe franchises, Dwayne Johnson was given the not unflattering moniker of Franchise Viagra. Although he has shied away from adding himself to new and existing franchises for a little … Continue reading Dwayne Johnson Month: Franchises that need “Viagra.”
There is a huge problem in movie marketing these days. Studios are vying for the huge audiences and trying to get everyone to see their movie so have started to “spoil” their own films. Trailers and posters are giving away … Continue reading Why the Cloverfield series is the best example of movie marketing
Before we start I want to place a stipulation on my choice of action films. These are movies which involve a hero against villain (usually European terrorist) and aren’t necessarily set in Science Fiction. This would rule out The Matrix, … Continue reading Why the 90s is the best decade for Action Movies
The beginning of the year is when the blockbuster trailer season starts in earnest. We get all the huge trailers for the biggest movies, offering explosions, booming music and cool pieces of nonsensical dialogue; and I love it! Over the years … Continue reading Could you give up trailers for good?
A lot of people disliked Prometheus. I wasn’t one of them, I thought there was a lot to like about the movie but then again, it was never going to be Alien or even reach those dizzying heights. In fact, my … Continue reading Is Alien: Covenant trying to wipe away Prometheus?
If you are going to deliver a sequel to a movie, 14 years after the best and most influential film in the franchise, ensure you make it different. Terminator Genisys isn’t a remake or really a reboot, instead it is a … Continue reading Terminator Genisys (2015) Review
Terminator 2 is pretty much delivering the same movie as the 1984 original. It is a chase film. A machine from the future goes back to “terminate” someone from the past in an attempt to change a coming war. The rebellious … Continue reading Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) Review
With The Avengers: Age of Ultron proving expanded cinema franchises are a success, a lot of other movies are following suit. Star Wars is set to use the same model to bring at least one new movie a year, Ghostbusters will … Continue reading My ideas for new Expanded Cinema Franchises