So I wrote a review then sat on it, and then scrapped it. I guess I needed some time for the dust to settle, or my rage to subside, one or the other. Honestly, to go from the heady heights of Thor: Ragnarok (2017) to the abject laziness that is Love and Thunder, to be honest, hurts more than anything else. I guess I’d love … Continue reading Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) – what the hell happened?
From Da 5 Bloods to Queen & Slim and Mangrove, here’s my top films from last year. What were yours? Continue reading My top movies of 2020
Drew Goddard began his career writing for cult classic show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then became part of J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot team penning scripts for Alias and Lost. In 2013 he helped set up the first season (as showrunner) of Netflix’s Daredevil (one of Marvel’s stronger TV shows) and before that wrote monster film Cloverfield (2008) and debuted as writer- director with the excellent … Continue reading Bad Times at the El Royale: substance and style aplenty
The first Thor came out back in 2011, if you can believe that. And at the time it was a bit of a punt by Marvel who, until this point, had only really – successfully – thrust a decent Iron Man upon the world. Because Captain America: The First Avenger was to come later in 2011; but first the studio had some Aussie beefcake most people … Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok – he’s come a long way, baby
With Marvel setting the bar so high, where is there for the Avengers to go? Did Age of Ultron wow you or leave you nonplussed? Continue reading Avengers: Age of Ultron review
‘With fear, you must prevent nor cure. Fear must not be allowed to take hold in the first place. If you are in a canoe, never listen to the roar of the rapid ahead before you let go of the river bank. Just do it!’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes Some great men and women are defined by their parents, or shaped by the world around them, … Continue reading Rush: fear, rivalry, a playboy and a rat
Hands up, who likes a bit of horror? Let’s be honest, who doesn’t? Even the meekest amongst us doesn’t mind a good scare from time to time, it gets the blood going. Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but The Cabin in the Woods is probably more entertaining than scary, perhaps because what starts as a standard horror film – good looking teens heading to … Continue reading If you go down to the woods today…