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

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: 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: 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

My Top 15 Most Notable Films of 2017

Well here we are again. The end of another 365-day journey around the sun. And it doesn’t feel like it was a particularly great year, was it? Even putting aside … Continue reading My Top 15 Most Notable Films of 2017

Review: Blade Runner 2049 (2017) – Where The F**K Did Three Hours Of My Life Go?

Controversial opinion time! (as if there’s any other on the internet!) While it may go against general consensus, I don’t believe the original 1982 Blade Runner is a particularly good … Continue reading Review: Blade Runner 2049 (2017) – Where The F**K Did Three Hours Of My Life Go?

Review: Beyond Skyline (2017) – The Empire Strikes Back Of Sequels

While it’s true I deeply adore science-fiction in any form, even I have my limits. And watching the sequel to 2010’s Skyline wouldn’t just be stepping over those limits, as … Continue reading Review: Beyond Skyline (2017) – The Empire Strikes Back Of Sequels

Review: Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – It’s Hammer Time! (Without The Hammer)

Spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: The Dark World and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. “unrelentingly serious” “a few jokes wouldn’t have gone amiss” “A cataclysm-caravan … Continue reading Review: Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – It’s Hammer Time! (Without The Hammer)

Review: What Happened to Monday? (2017) – A Netflix Sci-fi Original Film

I sort of feel that What Happened to Monday (WHtM) has had the odds stacked against it from the very beginning. As it’s a film primarily about one actress playing … Continue reading Review: What Happened to Monday? (2017) – A Netflix Sci-fi Original Film