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My favourite science fiction film is MINORITY REPORT. Far more than Tom Cruise running and jumping (though he does plenty of both) it’s at once a big ideas sci-fi, an exhilarating action-thriller and twisty mystery. Washington DC, 2054. The PreCrime … Continue reading
Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
SOLO is the most OK Star Wars movie I’ve ever watched. The first Star Wars spin-off ROGUE ONE didn’t knock it out of the park, but at least it felt complete, what was intended, and it balanced the nostalgia factor … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Film Review Tagged Aladdin, Alan Tudyk, Alden Ahrenreich, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Chris Miller, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Firefly, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany, Phil Lord, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Ron Howard, Sci-fi, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Spartacus, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Magnificent Seven, Woody Harrelson Leave a comment
Review: For the Love of Spock (2016)
I’m not the biggest STAR TREK fan in the universe. I was always more into that other franchise from a galaxy far away. That said, I enjoyed most of the movies and saw a handful of episodes, but even I … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Film Review Tagged Adam Nimoy, Documentary, Film, For the Love of Spock, Geoge Takei, Ken Burns, Leonard Nimoy, Lon Chaney, Movies, Star Trek, William Shatner Leave a comment
Review Embargoes: A Catch-22 for All Involved
To embargo or not to embargo? That is the question. Whether gagging journalists’ criticisms pre-release or simply not showing anyone your product before the big day, it’s a major concern for film studios and their flagship blockbuster products, not to … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Film Comment Tagged 20th Century Fox, Blockbuster, Cloverfield, Disney, Fantastic Four, Film, Film Criticism, Horror, JJ Abrams, Josh Trank, Marvel, Movies, Star Trek, Star Wars, Super 8 Leave a comment
Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
It was a tall order for Bryan Singer – who returned to helm the film franchise he fathered after a decade’s absence – to bring together two ensemble movie casts in an ambitious (and perhaps foolhardy) time travel story that … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Film Review Tagged Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Adan Canto, Blockbuster, Booboo Stewart, Bryan Singer, Daniel Cudmore, Ellen Page, Evan Peters, Fan Bingbing, Film, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, JJ Abrams, John Ottman, Michael Fassbender, Movies, Nicholas Hoult, Omar Sy, Patrick Stewart, Peter Dinklage, Shawn Ashmore, Simon Kinberg, Star Trek, Superhero Movie, The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: First Class 1 Comment
Place Your Bat-Bets Now!
UPDATE 2 – 10 Aug: Scott Adkins, according to some sources, has had an audition. The British stuntman/martial artist certainly has the physical ability to portray The Dark Knight (following impressive fight choreography in THE WOLVERINE and THE EXPENDABLES 2) … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Film Comment Tagged Armie Hammer, Batman, Batman: The Animated Series, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Channing Tatum, Chris Pine, Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, Comic Con, Film, Gerard Butler, Henry Cavill, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Hamm, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Kevin Conroy, Man of Steel, Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Fassbender, Michael Keaton, Movies, Patrick Wilson, Richard Armitage, Ryan Gosling, Scott Adkins, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Superhero Movie, Superman, The Expendables 2, The Guardian, The Lone Ranger, The Tudors, The Wolverine, Warner Brothers, Watchmen, X-Men, Zack Snyder 1 Comment
If The Force Awakens really is that good, what then?
It’s an equally enticing and scary prospect for STAR WARS fans, the thought that if THE FORCE AWAKENS really does deliver on all it promises, then THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK will no longer be the quintessential trip to a Galaxy … Continue reading →