REVIEW Stranger Things 2 (2017)

Fair warning: considerable spoilers follow – read after watching. Among the many, many, MANY criticisms of Ghostbusters 2 – the 1989 sequel to the legendary supernatural comedy – maybe the most damning is that it had no teeth. Consider the hallmarks of the original: the sequel lacks the biting comedic (and somewhat satirical) tone, and Read more about REVIEW Stranger Things 2 (2017)[…]

REVIEW Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Fair warning: considerable spoilers follow – read after watching. Like most fans (I guess) of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it would be fair to say that Thor’s solo movies were – until now – my least favourite of the various MCU solo movies, mired by dull plotting, a bland main character, and fairly uninspired action Read more about REVIEW Thor: Ragnarok (2017)[…]

The thing Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol 2 is missing.

I’m currently in the middle of watching the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe again, in anticipation of Thor: Ragnarok (which opens next Thursday), and just went past one of my favourites in the entire MCU: the original Guardians Of The Galaxy. And I noticed something about that film which was notable – not just Read more about The thing Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol 2 is missing.[…]

REVIEW Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Fair warning: considerable spoilers follow – read after watching. I’ll start by telling you that I loved Blade Runner 2049. I walked out of the theatre feeling like I had just witnessed one of the great science-fiction films of the past decade, if not in all of film history, as well as one of the Read more about REVIEW Blade Runner 2049 (2017)[…]

REVIEW Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Fair warning: considerable spoilers follow – read after watching. You all know the scene: the nefarious Richmond Valentine (deliciously portrayed by Samuel L Jackson) tests a weapon that causes anyone within its range to lose their minds in a violent rage, choosing a small Kentucky church – the base of operations for a radical right-wing Read more about REVIEW Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)[…]

The Best of SDCC

So many great trailers came out this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con: from the official trailer for Thor: Ragnarok (out in October), to an extended – and much lighter – trailer for Justice League (out in December; I’m now convinced that Justice League is going to be better than many expect), to the first look Read more about The Best of SDCC[…]