Ever since he appeared in Blade Runner Rutger Hauer has been a safe and steady character actor who despite being instantly recognisable, can portray a number of inwardly different characters […]
Marvel’s Spiderman has released to marvellous acclaim this week on PS4. It’s easy to see why, it looks fantastic, plays smoothly and ticks all the boxes for any avid fan […]
Many people will have been playing Conan Exiles for months while it was in early access on both Steam and Xbox. Now it is in full release so I decided […]
Leaving the Midnight showing of The Last Jedi was a completely different experience than the Force Awakens. Applause and happiness were replaced by conversation. The Last Jedi is a film […]
Despite the recent success of Wonder Woman at the box office, the DC cinematic universe is at a standstill. Where Marvel continues to produce hit after hit the DC films […]
Stephen King’s IT is due for a reboot on the big screen this fall and having just re-read the horror classic with more mature eyes I can identify a number […]
What really makes this a formative film to me is the way Boyle, taking inspiration from Alien, 2001 and the original Solaris, tried and succeeded with his first effort in the Sci-Fi genre. Unfortunately, because he hadn’t prior success in the field people didn’t view it as kindly as it deserved despite it showing that a director who studies other films of the type can make an original film in his own right to add to the masterpieces.
The tagline outside the cinema read, ‘They woke up for a reason’. Naturally, this led me to expect some form of antagonist in the latest sci-fi drama starring Hollywood darlings Chris […]
SPOILERS FOLLOW Rogue One A Star Wars Story features some of the best environments and special effects ever seen. Unfortunately, there are a few points which are so poorly done […]
I finally relented and saw Suicide Squad. Despite going in with the lowest of expectations after Batman Vs Superman I was pleasantly surprised to see a competent film, much better than recent DC offerings. Unfortunately, Jared Leto’s Joker character is an annoyance that the film cannot get around.
When I heard there was going to be an animated version of Alan Moore’s classic graphic novel The Killing Joke, I was happy. This is one of the core Batman […]
Central Intelligence, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart is an important milestone movie. As well as being very funny and well made, it marks the point when Johnson has transferred […]
This is a strange film. Despite my love of games, my knowledge of Warcraft is entirely derived from the Southpark Episode, Make Love Not Warcraft. I have friends who have […]
Jake the Snake Roberts, Was one of the big wrestling stars of my childhood. Unfortunately like most, he has had to suffer many personal demons and addictions. The Resurrection Of […]
With Oscar season upon us the main contenders are all in the public domain. The buzz this year, is The Revenant will finally land Leonardo Di Caprio his long deserved Oscar, where Wolf Of Wall Street, The Aviator and others have failed. Based on the true story of Hugh Glass, the film is western is style, yet shares a lot of DNA with Gladiator.
When I first heard the buzz around Maggie directed by Henry Hobson and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, I marked it down as a film I had to see. Unfortunately the hype around it had died down so much, that when I finally got the chance to watch it this weekend. I came at it fresh. The film stands up as a serious look at disease, rather than an action packed thriller.