Review: X-Men Dark Phoenix (2019)

I have always enjoyed the X-Men movies, they were my gateway into the world of superheroes, and considering X-Men: Apocalypse is my favourite of them all (unpopular opinion, I know), I was really looking forward to seeing where they went next. However, despite Dark Phoenix being one of my most highly anticipated releases of 2019…

Review: Spotlight (2015)

As some of you may already know, biographical pictures are, without a doubt, my favourite genre. They offer insight into people, places and events that we often take for granted, know little about or have forgotten almost completely. And you would think that with all of our technological, philosophical and societal advancements over the millennia…

Top Ten… Game to Film Adaptations

Everyone knows that film adaptations of books can be a bit hit and miss, but when an adaptation of a video game is announced there is typically an overwhelming sense of nervousness because more often than not, game adaptations are not received well by critics and audiences alike. Almost like the morbid curiosity that we…

Top Ten… Tim Burton

There are a handful of directors with such a unique personal style that you can see their films a mile off. One of the most easily recognisable directors is Tim Burton, whose stories have been delighting us in a somewhat dark and macabre way for over 30 years. I think it’s fair to say that…

Hidden Gem: The Terminal (2004)

Although The Terminal is not a ‘hidden’ gem, per se, I do feel that it doesn’t get as much love as it deserves, especially considering the calibre of the casting. However considering both Steven Spielberg’s and Tom Hanks’ impressive body of work you can almost forgive this one for falling through the cracks. Director: Steven…

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means that I may receive a small commission if you click through and make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. With all the craziness that is going on around the world at the moment, the days, weeks and months have all melded into one so you…

Review: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)

Quentin Tarantino is not one to shy away from controversy and his eagerly awaited ninth film (tenth by individual release) Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is no exception. From the inclusion of rising Hollywood star, Sharon Tate, who was murdered by the Manson Family to the extremely limited dialogue of the female lead; there…

Review: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse (2018)

As someone who thoroughly enjoys mainstream cinema, especially superhero flicks, Into the Spider-verse is one of those films that, for some reason, I couldn’t be bothered to go and see despite all the hype. However, when our holiday to Mexico was cancelled due to the lockdown, we had plenty of time during our week off…

Top Ten… Trilogies

Although the restrictions on the Covid lockdown have been lifted a little, we are all looking for ways to fill our time which means now is a perfect time to share my top ten trilogies. As with all my top tens, I only include films that I have seen so if they are any great…

Review: Extraction (2020)

Unless you are a complete film buff (which I, in no way, claim to be), Chris Hemsworth is mainly known to us Thor the God of Thunder or, to a lesser extent, the saving grace of the 2016 Ghostbusters film. In Netflix’s latest action flick, Extraction, Hemsworth reunites with Marvel directors Anthony and Joe Russo…

Review: Love Wedding Repeat (2020)

I am a bit of a sucker for a romantic comedy, in fact the cheesier the better, so on of Netflix’s latest offerings Love Wedding Repeat was sure to catch my attention and with Sam Clafin at the helm, it was a no-brainer really. The real question is whether Love Wedding Repeat has the staying…

Modern Classic: Spirited Away (2001)

Although I have heard a lot of good things about Japanese Anime I’ll be honest, I am woefully ignorant about the genre as a whole, having only ever seen one anime film before. Even in my ignorance I had, of course, heard of Studio Ghibli, the world renowned Japanese film studio, and I even knew…

Retro Review:Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

My latest ‘Retro Review‘ does flout my self made rules just a little bit considering I’ve already seen this film, however it is a first time viewing for Mark and its been such a long time since I’ve watched it myself that I think I can justify a teensy little rule breaking. Director: Robert Zemeckis…

Review: The Platform (2019)

If the recent successes of Roma and Parasite have opened your eyes to foreign cinema, then I would recommend hopping on to Netflix and giving Spanish film, The Platform a go. Admittedly, it doesn’t have the same star power or finesse that comes with the likes of Parasite but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an…

Series Review: The Job Lot (2013-)

It’s now week three of the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown and with an additional three-week extension looking likely, now’s the time to move away from the mainstream and take a look at some of the smaller, lesser known shows. One of our particular favourites (we’ve watched it at least 3 times) is the little known British…

Review: Free Solo (2018)

After much anticipation and a rather long wait, the UK has finally got Disney Plus!! In between re-watches of Pixar favourites, a guilty pleasure viewing of High School Musical and, thanks to the hubby, a seemingly endless stream of The Simpsons, we did catch something new – the Oscar winning documentary, Free Solo, directed by…

Hidden Gem: Gifted (2017)

Director: Marc Webb Starring: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate, Lindsay Duncan Awards: Critics Choice Nominee (2018) – Best Young Actor/Actress Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited niece, seven year old maths whizz, Mary (Mckenna Grace). Having been home-schooled her whole life, her only…

Review: A Quiet Place (2018)

When I was still toying with the idea of writing a blog, A Quiet Place was one of the first films I attempted to write a review on, however considering my blog didn’t go live for another 8 months you can probably imagine that my first draft didn’t go very well! Having recently rewatched the…