• The Future of Marvel Studios – Part 1

    WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD Iron Man is dead. Captain America has retired. Will the MCU fail without them? Not if Disney has anything to say about it. Announced at San Diego Comic Con, the MCU’s Phase 4 is the studio’s shortest (at only two years long) yet boldest and most...
  • Film Review – Unbroken

    Biopics are often a tricky affair, because filmmakers are challenged to hit a very delicate balance when choosing which parts of their subject’s lives to cover. For some, it pays to focus on just one pivotal event (as in Lincoln) or up to a certain point in their achievements (Elizabeth), while...
  • Rewind Review – The Tourist

    With nothing else to do on a 2010 December’s day, one couldn’t be criticised if they popped into the cinema and decided on a film that had some eye-candy in, The Tourist. However, such a decision would be regrettable due to what is an excruciatingly abysmal film. The only way to describe The...
  • Trailer Watch – Unbroken

    Angelina Jolie-directed Unbroken is set during World War Two. This biographical picture tells the story of Louis Zamperini (1917-2014), an Olympic runner who survived a plane crash, then endured two and a half years in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. Zamperini is played by upcoming star Jack O’Connell (who recently appeared in...
  • Review – Maleficent

    Telling the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty from the point of view of the wicked witch, Walt Disney Studios have once again achieved something completely out of the ordinary: making us feel empathy towards the typically villainous Witch. To add to that, whenever I hear that Angelina Jolie will...
  • A Risky Game To Play: Video Game To Film Adaptations

    I will preface this article by saying that a truly brilliant film adaptation of a video game is yet to be created. It is undoubtedly a very difficult task; trying to attempt to emulate a game’s tone, how much to alter the original story and whether to utilise the...
  • Are Biblical Tales the Next Blockbusters?

    Over the past few years, we have had to bear with Hollywood as it super-sized and re-branded the fairytale. In the past few years adult-orientated tales such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Hansel and Gretel: Witch hunters and Stardust have flooded onto the big screen. These blockbusters have...