Home / Film

Film

80’s Rewind: Masters of the Universe (1987)

I was born in 1971 which means my teenage years matched the 1980’s exactly. I have all sorts of memories of the films of the time because I loved films. I’ll be honest, I can’t even remember how I saw most of them as I didn’t go to the cinema …

Read More »

Rebellions Are Built On Hope!

If you want the short answer: I really enjoyed Rogue One and I’m looking forward to watching it a good few more times when the option to watch it from home comes along (I tend not to do multiple cinema viewings). It’s not perfect, it has some weaknesses, but I …

Read More »

Batman v Superman v Snyder

I guess my opinion on Batman v Superman was predictable. I was fully expecting it to be exactly like Man of Steel, a flawed, but okay-ish film, that could have been a modern classic. This was my view of Man of Steel, which wraps the Superman story in the cloth …

Read More »

Star Wars Speculation

I don’t normally do this, speculate about what films might contain. I’m going to do it with The Force Awakens. It’s worth noting this isn’t the piecing together of a 1001 spoilers from across the web, it’s purely based on the two trailers and the poster. I’ve not read any …

Read More »

You Can’t Stop The Signal

Let’s start with some dates to make you feel old. Star Trek: The Next Generation first aired 28 years ago. Deep Space Nine and The X- Files 22 years ago. Buffy: The Vampire Slayer 18 years ago. Let’s take something that possibly feels more current, the new Battlestar Galactica? First …

Read More »

When A Film’s Marketing Goes Wrong

I’ll be the first to admit I never got on-board with Terminator: Genisys. It was a combination of things. The return of Arnold Schwarzenegger just seemed old and tired, quite literally. The marketing campaign was terrible. It seemed designed to turn you off the whole experience. The dodgy spelling of …

Read More »

Avengers: Age of Disengagement

Earlier in the week I went to see Age of Ultron. This was my first trip to the cinema in what feels like eons. I could tell this by the fact the price of entry had gone by nearly £2! Still, we now have Meerkat Movies to replace Orange Wednesdays …

Read More »

Valour, Robocops and Red Tails

We have Netflix again due to that time coming around when you need to ring Virgin to stop their prices getting out of control. The usual practice of stiffing the long-term customer while offer new customers get cheaper prices, even after the opening give away has ended. The new deal …

Read More »

Godzilla: A Blockbuster from Another Age

I have seen Godzilla. If you want the short answer it’s quite simple: it’s great, but not awesome or the best blockbuster ever. If you’re in it for the big disaster, broadly painted, macro event of monsters duking it out it is brilliantly done and well-paced and looks great throughout. …

Read More »