I’m no literature buff (or “book nonce” as I like to call them) so I’ll admit from the outset that I’ve never read The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James. I have however, watched the most famous adaptation; The Innocents starring Deborah Kerr and The Others starring […]
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Remember when Beverly Hills Cop got to part III and everything became trashy and unfunny? The movie was disappointing on many levels, especially since it looked and felt nothing like the first two. Well, unfortunately for fans of Bad Boys, this has also happened to your favourite franchise. […]
Apple TV+ has a 7 day free trial and unfortunately for Apple, you can watch their entire catalogue during that time. You may think I’m exaggerating but no, if you binge-watch, you can literally view every single Apple Original programme in that time frame because the service only […]
Guy Ritchie is back with his latest film The Gentlemen, which on the surface, purports to be a back-to-his-roots offering in the same vein as Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels or Snatch. The trailer and promotion seems to be completely misleading however, as what we actually have […]
When I first saw Adam Driver on screen, I thought he had the appearance and demeanour of a second-rate serial killer. According to Wikipedia, as a child, Driver set fire to things and set up a “Fight Club” after being influenced by the film. This means I wasn’t […]
Star Wars has been going downhill ever since George Lucas began inserting mediocre CGI into his original trilogy so they’d match his inferior, digitally-created prequel trilogy. In my opinion, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return Of The Jedi are massively overrated but I’ll also admit […]
2019’s Black Christmas is described online as a “loose remake” of the 1974 film of the same name, but that’s putting it mildly. This is in no way a remake. This movie has hi-jacked the title of a semi-classic horror and superimposed it’s own narrative, a messy narrative […]
Chris Evans (no, not the actor) is a radio and television presenter who routinely makes it into various “rich lists”. In 2017 for instance, Evans was the BBC’s highest paid presenter, earning approximately £2.25 million. To many people (mostly blinkered morons), wealth indicates talent and it apparently shows […]
There’s nothing more disappointing than a thriller that misses the mark. 21 Bridges had potential, after all, it was described as the kind of thriller “they don’t make any more”. I took that to mean gritty, realistic, and edge-of-your-seat but unfortunately the film-makers must have meant straight-to-DVD. It’s […]
It’s very disappointing when a thriller that claims to be labyrinthine turns out to be completely predictable. The Good Liar sports the tagline of “Read Between The Lies” but as soon as it begins (or even when you’re watching the trailer) you can see what’s coming a mile […]
Roland Emmerich’s films are getting progressively worse. Universal Soldier and Independence Day were corny but there was something likeable about them, and whether it was the actors or the playful, non-serious premise, they successfully entertained. Once Emmerich abandoned miniatures and moved over to computer generated imagery, his films […]
The “Inspired By True Events” disclaimer at the start of The Aeronauts should be written in a larger font. In real life, meteorologist James Glaisher, along with co-pilot Henry Tracey Coxwell, broke the world record for altitude in 1862 as they ascended in a gas balloon to approximately […]
Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, has some big shoes to fill. Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is undoubtedly a classic movie but it deviated from Stephen King’s book to the point that many critics, fans, and even King himself, hated the film when it was first released. […]