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
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?
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?
Money. That's why. They knew moviegoers would go and see this film just on the strength of the name alone. It carries on the recent Disney trend of remaking their classic animated films live-action or this case photo-realistic animation. After Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, Dumbo, Pete's Dragon and Aladdin, The Lion King was the… Continue reading Why did Disney remake The Lion King?
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?