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 […]
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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. […]
Ever since the T-101 wore Elton John-style, star-shaped sunglasses in Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines, the Terminator franchise has gone from bad to worse, becoming a lacklustre and extremely disappointing, self-referencing, joke of a series. The writers keep endlessly recycling lines (“come with me if you want […]
A sequel that spoils the original film doesn’t really deserve a spoiler warning and that’s exactly what Terminator: Dark Fate does. Imagine if there was a Back To The Future sequel where Marty is dead and a very old Doc and Jennifer piss around travelling through time with […]
SPOILERS AHEAD I preface this review with a “spoiler” warning but Fractured isn’t a movie that’s in any way surprising or twist-filled and it can’t therefore be “spoiled”. The film-makers may think they’ve created a hospital-based Flightplan but the way in which this flick is directed and edited, […]
Gemini Man is a sci-fi action movie directed by Ang Lee starring Will Smith. Smith plays Henry Brogan, a 51 year-old retiring government assassin who is double-crossed in his final mission. After killing a good guy (a biological scientist rather than a bio terrorist) Henry himself becomes the […]
If you’re a long-time subscriber of Sky, Virgin, Comcast, DirecTV, or any other alternative, you’ll know that the price rises over the last two to three decades have become exorbitant. These companies of course, bundle television, internet, landline, smartphone and phone contracts together to make their cost seem […]
Iris Apfel popped-up out of nowhere and instantly became a face everybody recognised with a name that nobody had heard of. You’ve probably seen Apfel’s mush on the telly (mainly in advertisement campaigns) but I bet most of you don’t know (or care) what she did or why […]
Space Movies can easily be sorted into three categories: Sci-Fi that is primarily focussed on action, thrills, or horror (Alien, Life, Event Horizon), weighty (and wannabe weighty) films which are only superficially Sci-Fi (2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris, Contact), or “real-life” Space Movies which purport to be so […]
Robert Rinder is a bland yet irritating wanker. With all the looks and personality of a boiled egg, it takes less than 10 minutes of watching him to realise he stinks. This dull twat made his career as a barrister, at one point defending British servicemen charged with […]
Set 27 years after the events of It Chapter One, It Chapter Two finds the members of the Loser’s Club all grown-up. Set in 2016, the group meet once more to defeat Pennywise The Dancing Clown, the personification of kid’s nightmares (or so I thought – more on […]
Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain, is a pretentiously-titled, three-part documentary that charts the rise and fall of a pudgy, pug-faced prat who gained fame after appearing on the reality show Big Brother. The programme takes around three hours to convince its audience that Jade Goody was […]