Disney are undertaking a bold crusade in remaking their beloved classics. They managed to succeed with The Jungle Book by bringing the classic (but slightly dated) movie up-to-date but the CGI and spectacle of seeing the animated animals “in the flesh” … Continue reading Aladdin (2019) Review
Views from the Sofa is 5 Years Old today! As has become tradition, we always use our birthday to look back at 2016 and give some awards based on the movies we have watched this year. These awards are for all the … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2017
Two days into 2017 and there is plenty to look forward to in the movie calendar. As I do at this time every year, we are counting down the ten movies which I consider “must-see.” These aren’t all necessarily the most … Continue reading 2017’s Must-See Movies
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?
When the live action Jungle Book remake was announced, many people greeted the news with a mixture of skepticism and groans. It felt unnecessary and definitely like Disney were tampering with a sacred classic. The movie’s release has come and gone … Continue reading Is Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book destined to fail?
Disney seem to be pushing their live-action remakes with a vengeance. This year alone we have both Alice Through the Looking Glass (a remake/sequel) and Pete’s Dragon. Adding to that is the Emma Watson starring role in Beauty and the … Continue reading Why Disney need to make a live-action Aladdin
While watching the new live-action remake of The Jungle Book, I couldn’t help thinking that there was another animal based series which could do with a big-screen, CGI re-imagining. When I was a kid there was a BBC TV show called … Continue reading Why they should remake The Animals of Farthing Wood