Tag Archives: Game of Thrones

Review: Black Panther (2018)

I was thrilled and enthralled by BLACK PANTHER. I can’t imagine what it must be like to watch this if you’re black. Newly-crowned Kind T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to secretive high-tech African nation of Wakanda to rule. He must … Continue reading

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Review: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Good things come to those who wait. Sometimes they’re really good. BLADE RUNNER 2049 not only builds on the world created by Philip K Dick and visualised by Ridley Scott, but it takes the ideas behind both much further and … Continue reading

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What the Hell, Hollywood?

Last night the news came over social media and via press release that we were finally getting another HELLBOY movie. Settle down folks, it’s not the much-clamoured-for never-movie HELLBOY III. It’s going to be a reboot and Guillermo del Toro … Continue reading

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Netflix Original Triple Bill

You have to say this for Netflix: their original films are an eclectic mix of stories. Here’s my take on just three examples to be found on the ever more interesting and diverse streaming service.  TALLULAH (2016) Is TALLULAH anything … Continue reading

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“Stories of Imagination Tend to Upset Those Without One” (RIP Sir Terry Pratchett)

AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER. Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night. The End. The above was posted last Thursday on Terry Pratchett’s Twitter … Continue reading

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Review: The Imitation Game (2014)

Much like its subject, THE IMITATION GAME has spent many years in obscurity, an unloved script waiting for someone to take a chance on a story about the secretly gay genius who was instrumental in helping bring World War II … Continue reading

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Review: Pompeii (2014)

Well, that was disappointing. When it was announced an all-out modern blockbuster was being made based on the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, I thought, what could go wrong? You’ve got inbuilt human pathos, the chance to … Continue reading

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Series Retrospective: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Ten films, six years, and two distinct phases later and Marvel are sitting pretty as kings of the proverbial movie castle. Try and cast yourself back to before Tony Stark strapped on his first scrappy suit of armour to escape … Continue reading

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Review: Thor: The Dark World (2013)

As well as all involved have tried to hide it, THOR: THE DARK WORLD feels more than a little fractured. It looks fantastic, and the key players bring their A-game, but the plot veers and lurches alarmingly. Following the events of THE … Continue reading

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Review: Doomsday (2008)

DOOMSDAY is by far the weakest link in British writer-director Neil Marshall’s career so far. Following a pair of highly original horror films DOG SOLDIERS and THE DESCENT, Marshall endeavoured to continue his run of success, and sadly as soon as he brought sci-fi … Continue reading

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