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 […]
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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. […]
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 […]