Warning! Spoilers ahead! I finally got around to seeing this with MWF today and I'm kinda glad I did, having allowed the fanboy hype and critical mauling fade into the background. So, does the big screen meeting of the World's Finest work or not? The answer is partially. The plot works decently, even if it … Continue reading Film Review: Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
My favourite movies of the year, in order. 10. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug/The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Peter Jackson brings his Middle Earth series to an end with two strong, engaging and entertaining fantasy epics. The decision to split a slim book in three may seem more commercial than artistic, … Continue reading Top 10 Films of 2014
WARNING! I've done my best to avoid spoilers, however, I may let slip a few things, so if you really want to go in blind, watch the movie first. Trust me it's a good flick. When you go into a film knowing there's a twist in the tale you spend much of the movie watching … Continue reading Film Review: Gone Girl
At Comic Con it was announced that the follow up to this year's Man of Steel movie will see Superman go toe-to-toe with DC's other big draw Batman. Batman vs Superman is due for release in 2015, and I have to say I had mixed feelings about it all. I'm happy that DC are trying … Continue reading Holy Overreaction, Batman!
I briefly considered filing this with the "Bad Movies I Love" tag, but while it's cheesy and flawed, it's still a little too good to join that club. The reason I love this movie is because it's a big, loud, dumb disaster movie, and they don't mess about setting up the peril. A giant asteroid … Continue reading My Favourite Films #22: Armageddon
I should hate Ben Affleck, he's got leading man looks and is skilled in 3 different fields of movie making- acting, directing and writing. Add to that the fact that over the years he's been involved with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Garner and I should loathe the guy to the point of distraction, … Continue reading Movie Review: Argo
This double bill is linked by a theme, both movies deal with bank robbers. First up is Michael Mann's 2009 flick Public Enemies, which stars Johnny Depp as the infamous John Dillinger, a Depression-era bank robber who becomes something of a celebrity and folk hero due to his charisma and the perception of him as … Continue reading DVD Roundup: We rob banks; Public Enemies and The Town
Back in 2003 the superhero movie boom was just getting rolling, Marvel had already had some success with the first two Blade movies, X-Men and Spider-man and were powering into a ton of others. It was still a few years away from the massive overhaul that would build up to The Avengers, and there seemed … Continue reading Bad Movies I Love #4 Daredevil