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Ellen Ripley – Favourite Fictional Character (Guest post for Scribble Creatures)

Head on over to Scribble Creatures to read my guest post on why Ellen Ripley is my all-time favourite character. Many of you will already be aware of the fact that Alien is my favourite film, so it’s no surprise that I’ve chosen her! Just click here to read my post. Thanks for stopping by! […]

Flight – Review (Spoiler Free)

It’s not really what it sold itself as, but Denzel Washington does a great job in this recovery drama. You could be forgiven for thinking that this was a film about a plane crash and the investigation that follows, as that’s how we were sold Flight by its trailers, however it’s actually almost entirely focused […]

Rushmore – Review (Spoiler Free)

As over-hyped as Rushmore is, there’s still enough to it that it’s an entertaining watch. I don’t think that I get on well with Wes Anderson films. I’ve only seen a couple, and yet they were enough to tell me that I just don’t quite connect with his comedic sensibilities and the way he writes […]

Dark City – Review (Spoiler Free)

Take The Matrix and blend it with say Blade Runner or any other neo-noir movie, and you get a sense of what Dark City is like. Rufus Sewell stars as a man who wakes up in a bathtub with no memory, who then quickly realises that he is being chased down by mysterious figures, and […]

Top Ten Remaining Films of 2013

Here’s my pick of the top ten remaining films left in 2013. Now I’m using the English release dates to form my list, so there’s is no ‘Wolf on Wall Street’ or ‘Under the Skin’ on here, as much as I’m really looking forward to both of those movies! In fact (just as an aside) […]

Jurassic Park 3D – Review (Spoiler Free)

Whatever your stance on 3D, you owe it to yourself to revisit Jurassic Park on the big screen – it is spectacular. All arguments for and against 3D conversions do not matter once you find yourself back on that island. The moment that the T-Rex roars and blisters your eardrums, when you see the brachiosaurus […]

Sylvia – Review (Spoiler Free)

Gwyneth Paltrow and Daniel Craig shine in this dark, and oddly tame little film. Sylvia does a reasonable job of cutting through the cultural figure of Sylvia Plath and revealing something of the person underneath. It never really manages to create a fully fleshed out portrait of the poet though, despite Paltrow’s best efforts, because […]

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Review (Spoiler Free)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is warm, funny, and moving, but most of all it feels honest. ‘Honest’ is a term that seems to get casually thrown around quite a lot in reviews, and for that reason I don’t tend to use it often, but this tale of three friends navigating through high-school, as […]

Cloud Atlas – Review (Spoiler Free)

As much as it loses most of its potential meaning and power as it goes along, Cloud Atlas is still a brave and interesting bit of filmmaking. You have to admire the boldness of this film; it takes an ‘unfilmable’ novel, fills it’s cast list with names such as Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, […]

Kick-Ass 2 – Review (Spoiler Free)

Flawed though it may be, Kick-Ass 2 is still a sequel that’s worth watching. The original film had it’s tongue firmly in cheek as it parodied, paid homage to, and then transcended many superhero movies, however Kick-Ass 2 feels far less sure of itself. Jeff Wadlow’s direction and writing can’t balance the elements of humour, […]