The Last Kingdom: season 5 review (how does the show shape up compared 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 review (how does the show shape up compared to Vikings?)

The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things (2021): an adorable entry in the time loop genre

I was listening to an Empire magazine podcast about time loop movies recently, and they mentioned The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things (2021) as a film which is a rather lovely entry in the genre. Not long ago I’d seen Palm Springs (2020), another great time loop movie, and thoroughly enjoyed that. So the other day I thought, why not, if they think this one … Continue reading The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things (2021): an adorable entry in the time loop genre

Guillermo del Toro’s love of vivid colours, beautiful monsters and steampunk

As blog titles go, this one is quite specific. To set the scene… basically, to celebrate Halloween my partner and I have been watching spooky movies. One of those was Crimson Peak (2015) as I’d not seen it, despite being a big del Toro fan. And whilst I appreciated the movie, I didn’t love it. Mostly because the plot and characters didn’t really get me … Continue reading Guillermo del Toro’s love of vivid colours, beautiful monsters and steampunk

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?