We live an age when comic books are ripe for adaptation and not just the superhero ones. Kingsman, V for Vendetta and The Walking Dead are just some of the comic books series which have made it to the screen … Continue reading Why “The Boys” should be a TV show
The Boy will pleasantly surprise and then hugely disappoint in equal measure. It is a rare horror movie which has a very clever premise, one with plenty of potential, and then manages to deliver on that potential… somewhat. Those that go into … Continue reading The Boy (2016) Review
Prequels are a good way for studios or networks to extend the life of franchises which would be long-considered dead. This year alone will see the Harry Potter franchise added to with Fantastic Beasts and where to find them while in … Continue reading How to make a good prequel (with Better Call Saul)
Ask anyone to name their favourite directors and many people could reel off at least one or two names, probably including Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone or even Michael Bay. In the world of movie-making, the director is the key and quite … Continue reading Why do directors get more credit than writers?
As you watch the Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers and The Pacific, you will find yourself clambering for IMDB. Like many different shows and movies that are over ten years old, there are plenty of current stars who appear unexpectedly. … Continue reading Spielberg on WW2 – How Spielberg cast TV and Movie’s future stars
The problem with a genre as over-exposed and over-used as zombies is that you are forced to find something new to stand-out from the crowd. Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland managed it very well, simply adding comedy to highlight the clichés and … Continue reading World War Z (2013) Review
Love Actually is my favourite romantic comedy (what? You don’t have one?). This is because its got a great mix of soppy, funny, absurd and sad which means there is literally something for everyone. It’s also got a fantastic cast … Continue reading A surprising look at Love Actually’s cast today…