Do you ever take a look back at the shows you used to watch as a small kid? Just to see if they hold or if you’ve been remembering them through rose-tinted spectacles? I did a while back with the character and TV series that was my constant companion in my early childhood. Thomas The… Continue reading Why the Thomas the Tank Engine show is still really good.
The Presidential debate shows just what Donald Trump has done to America And what he has done is taken an enormous dump on its reputation, its methods of discourse and shown the country’s sordid underbelly of racism, misogyny and general intolerance. He tries to replicate the tactics and incidents that saw him win the electoral… Continue reading A Week in Review: 28th September-4th October
Fans return to a football ground There were fans at a football match in England for the first time in nearly six months last Saturday as Brighton hosted Chelsea in a pre-season friendly at the Amex stadium. Just over 2,500 Brighton fans were allowed in to watch their side play out a dress rehearsal of… Continue reading A Week in Review: 24th-30th August
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