Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – The Most Expensive “Tick-Box” Movie Ever Made

Spoilers for Season 3 of Doctor Who and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Now that we’re four movies into the Disney-led Star Wars franchise, it’s clear that the behind-the-scenes … Continue reading Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – The Most Expensive “Tick-Box” Movie Ever Made

Hate Marvel? Still Want To See Infinity War And Have It Make Sense? Help Is At Hand!

[Spoilers for all movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!] Hello there, my oddly photogenic Caucasian friend! What seems to trouble you today? *sigh* I really want to arrange a trip … Continue reading Hate Marvel? Still Want To See Infinity War And Have It Make Sense? Help Is At Hand!

Review: Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – A Climax To End All Climaxes

[Spoilers for Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future Part II, Empire Strikes Back, and all prior movies in the MCU] Do you know why Back to the Future … Continue reading Review: Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – A Climax To End All Climaxes

Review: Brawl In Cell Block 99 (2017) – Violence, Viciousness and Vaughn

Vince Vaughn is an actor that consistently surprises me. Mainly because I’ve spent so long seeing him in comedies that I often assume that’s all he can do. But when … Continue reading Review: Brawl In Cell Block 99 (2017) – Violence, Viciousness and Vaughn

Review: Ready Player One (2018) – The Return of Blockbuster Spielberg?

A few months ago someone told me that Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One was basically the male fantasy equivalent of Fifty Shades of Grey. Essentially both were badly written books that … Continue reading Review: Ready Player One (2018) – The Return of Blockbuster Spielberg?

Review: Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) – Not Quite As Arousing As The Original

The fact that I am able to sit here and write a review for a Pacific Rim sequel is probably the single biggest indicator of how dramatically the power of … Continue reading Review: Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) – Not Quite As Arousing As The Original

Review: Game Over, Man! (2018) – A Die Hard Spoof That Needs To Die

Say what you will about Game Over, Man!, but there’s a damn good idea at its core. Like Galaxy Quest to Star Trek or Austin Powers to James Bond, taking … Continue reading Review: Game Over, Man! (2018) – A Die Hard Spoof That Needs To Die

Review: Tomb Raider (2018) – A Fun-Filled Adventure Without The Fun

You know, I can’t even begin to imagine how much of a shoe-in doing a new Tomb Raider would have been to investors. On the one hand, you’ve got a … Continue reading Review: Tomb Raider (2018) – A Fun-Filled Adventure Without The Fun

Review: Black Panther (2018) – Often Beautiful, Sometimes Bold, But Still A Basic Marvel Movie

In a year that will see the release of the ultimate Marvel universe team-up in Avengers: Infinity War, it would have been somewhat easy for any other film from the … Continue reading Review: Black Panther (2018) – Often Beautiful, Sometimes Bold, But Still A Basic Marvel Movie

Review: The Shooting (1966) – A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Click here for the introduction and the first review in my Jack Nicholson Retrospective. Despite the fact that we’re now eight movies (plus multiple TV appearances and movie cameos) into the Jack … Continue reading Review: The Shooting (1966) – A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) – A Misguided Attempt to Explain The Cloverfield Universe

Well that came out of nowhere. Not content to unleash a trailer for Cloverfield 3 / God Particle a mere two months before its cinema release (like they did with 10 … Continue reading Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) – A Misguided Attempt to Explain The Cloverfield Universe

Review: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017) – Fun and Videogames In An Old-School Package

There’s no doubt that, concidering society’s obsession with nostalgia, Hollywood studios are raiding more and more of their back catalogues to see whether any of it could be monetised. In … Continue reading Review: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017) – Fun and Videogames In An Old-School Package