The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on all aspects of our daily life. That includes going to the cinema. Many big upcoming films have had to postpone their theatrical release or have gone straight to on demand or are on streaming services like Disney Plus. And this has raised the question of whether… Continue reading What’s next for cinemas?
It was announced last week that film director Joel Schumacher had passed away from cancer. Many people may not know who Joel Schumacher was but if you are a Batman fan, you will know that name and probably remember it with disdain. He also directed a film version of Phantom of the Opera based on… Continue reading In defence of Joel Schumacher.
Normally I don’t pay a huge amount of attention to awards season in film, because most of the films nominated are films I’ve never heard and almost certainly haven’t seen. But this year, one film broke into the party from a genre that is generally ignored by the various academies and guilds. Superhero movies generally… Continue reading Did Joker break the glass ceiling for superhero films at award ceremonies?
Barbara Broccoli recently made news. If you didn't know, Barbara Broccoli is one of the producers of the James Bond film series, taking over the reins from her father Albert 'Cubby' Broccoli in 1995. With the upcoming release of the next Bond adventure, No Time To Die, there is inevitibly a lot of press tours involved.… Continue reading Why Barbara Broccoli is absolutely right.
I finally saw The Rise of Skywalker this week. And I thought it was good. Not amazing and not terrible. The spectacle of it was very impressive, it was very well shot and well-acted by all involved. As an ending to the Skywalker story/ saga/ whatever you want to call it, I found it very… Continue reading So, was The Rise of Skywalker any good?
Now I am an enormous Batman fan. I love the Dark Knight's mythos, the films, the video games, the tv series. He is my favourite comic book character and the reason why, no matter how much better the MCU films are than the DCEU, I prefer DC over Marvel. I said it. Fight me. Come… Continue reading Joker.
Now, I love me a good film. Over the last couple of years I have really started going to the cinema regularly for films I wouldn't normally have thought to go and see. Films like Widows, American Made, The Hitman's Bodyguard and others were not films I would have gone out of my way to see a… Continue reading My 5 Favourite Films
Well it's been 11 years and something like 22 films in the making, but it's here. Avengers: Endgame. The latest and one of the most crucial pieces in this incredibly lucrative jigsaw puzzle. And while the whole enterprise has brought in billions for Disney, this film is set to break all sorts of box office… Continue reading What has the Marvel Cinematic Universe changed?
When Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released, the critics praised it. The fan base though was deeply divided. Some (like me) really liked it and others lambasted it for ruining the franchise, the story, the characters, what JJ Abrams had done with The Force Awakens etc, etc, etc. I went to see it twice in cinemas and… Continue reading Why should film franchises listen to fans?
Now, I have made no secret on this blog about the fact that I am an enormous Star Wars fan. I have seen every single film multiple times and while I haven't seen all of the Clone Wars and Rebels TV shows or read any of the comics, I still try to keep abreast of… Continue reading From Solo to A New Hope, the Star Wars films ranked.