The BBC is responsible for some of the best sitcoms on TV. To celebrate that fact they have tried bringing some of them back, updating them or straight-remaking them in an attempt to rekindle some of that magic (or even reboot … Continue reading How BBC’s sitcom season showed the past should stay in the past
It feels like Breakfast at Tiffany’s was ahead of it’s time. The central character of Holly Golightly is not your usual 60s female character. She is strong, independent but at the same time disorganised, messy and slightly dumb. She is a … Continue reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Review
The X-Files showed that classic TV shows being brought back with a new lease of life but part of the old continuity can work effectively. What I liked about Season 10 of The X-Files is that it wasn’t a remake or … Continue reading TV shows that should be “revived.”
There are very few good films that were originally television shows. It’s not because it’s a bad idea. For many tv shows it is their last attempt at continuing, squeezing just a little bit more life out of a cancelled or failing … Continue reading Can a TV show ever become a successful film?
Don’t watch television shows you loved as a kid. As a general rule, they will almost always disappoint. A television station in the UK recently celebrated thirty years of its children’s television and replayed some of the classic shows I watched … Continue reading The Muppets (2011) Review
It’s easy to forget that Liam Neeson is a really good, Oscar nominated actor who has starred in some really heavyweight films, the pinnacle of which is probably Schindler’s List. He is doing a fantastic job of developing into an action star, Taken, Unknown, A-Team and The Grey are all films that I really enjoyed. Kinsey is one of the movies that bridged that quiet gap between his heavyweight, acting roles to something slightly more “mainstream.” It’s the perfect type of film for any actor to show off their acting skills. Neeson plays the real life professor, Alfred Kinsey, who pioneered the investigation … Continue reading Kinsey (2004) Review
The Grey is another example of why Liam Neeson is a brilliant “action hero.” I put action hero in inverted commas because The Grey isn’t the same type of film that we’ve already seen him in with Unknown, Taken and The A-Team. I said in my review for Unknown the reasons why Liam Neeson is a brilliant action hero and he has to tap into those qualities here. I like my action heroes to be relatable and what I call an “everyman.” Liam Neeson doesn’t have huge muscles or karate skills and with the right knowledge or experience, anyone could do … Continue reading The Grey (2012) Review