Prey (2022): Amber Midthunder is the tiny bad ass we need right now

I confess, I barely remember Predator (1987). I mean, I remember the general cut and thrust… Arnie in the jungle, ‘if it bleeds, we can kill it’… all of that. I just don’t remember the details, and I don’t remember it as well as the super fans do. Weirdly, Predator 2 (1990), the one with Danny Glover, comes to mind a little easier. Maybe the … Continue reading Prey (2022): Amber Midthunder is the tiny bad ass we need right now

Bullet Train (2022): a fun ride, but a little slight and a little pleased with itself

Sometimes I forget that it’s summer (well, other than the relentless heatwaves to remind me, of course). And summertime means we get dumb blockbusters. Although there’s a solid argument to be made that action movies don’t have to be dumb, and this Reddit thread has some good examples. It does feel like though, that in recent times Hollywood (and I include studios like Netflix) have … Continue reading Bullet Train (2022): a fun ride, but a little slight and a little pleased with itself

Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) – what the hell happened?

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?

Fresh (2022): Stan and Edgar-Jones add star power to a middling horror

Sebastian Stan is a sexy bastard. Can we all agree on that? OK, good. Now that’s out the way let’s get down to the matter at hand, which is: what is it that sexy bastards do? Well, they be sexy bad boys, for one. Much in the way that pirates will double cross you whenever they can, sexy bastards will only ever be sexy, and … Continue reading Fresh (2022): Stan and Edgar-Jones add star power to a middling horror

The Last Kingdom: season 5 (how does it compare to Vikings?)

First off, I have to say, I am a big fan of viking-based shows, particularly in recent years. As Game of Thrones (2011-2019) began to wind down I found myself looking around for a suitable replacement, and very quickly discovered Vikings (2013-2020). Initially, it didn’t have the same glamour and scheming that Thrones did, but I quickly got into it. It felt different enough, and … Continue reading The Last Kingdom: season 5 (how does it compare to Vikings?)

Actors who stepped out the shadows of famous parents (2021)

Ah, escaping the legacy of one’s parents. What must that be like? I guess we all have it, to some degree. But if you want to get into acting and you have famous parents, it must be strange. Do you try and make it on your own? Do you use their name to open doors and get you meetings? Let’s say you do start to … Continue reading Actors who stepped out the shadows of famous parents (2021)

Knight fever! Who are your favourite knights in movies?

After watching The Green Knight at the cinema recently it got me thinking about knights in movies… movie knights, if you will — and which are the best, the bravest, the most chivalrous, and the funniest. That sort of thing. First, though, we need to define them. The dictionary describes a knight as ‘a mounted soldier in armour’. So for them to make the cut … Continue reading Knight fever! Who are your favourite knights in movies?