Sky of blue up here Where cacophony And constancy Plies the airwaves And escape is the stuff Of fantasy Where responsibility Is a tribulation Accepted righteously The world cries In hypocrisy And only a refugee Can address it With moral consistency Two feet on the ground Head in the clouds For more Poetry, click here.Continue reading “Kal-el. A poem.”
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Avengers Endgame. A movie review.
Avengers Endgame has been hyped to the nth degree, and for good reason: it’s really good. The Marvel Studios movie universe has been going for 11 years. 22 movies later, and Endgame arrives as part 2 of the Infinity War saga, and a movie that keeps most of the fans happy. I say most, becauseContinue reading “Avengers Endgame. A movie review.”
Glass. A movie review.
Minor spoilers! Glass is the sequel to Unbreakable and Split. It’s the culmination of one journey and the start of another. It’s really good, and deserves more appreciation than it’s gotten from some critics. M. Night Shyamalan is an auteur director with a reputation for ‘twist’ endings and a distinctly uneven quality to his releasesContinue reading “Glass. A movie review.”
Aquaman. A movie review.
No spoilers! A fun, vibrant and visually spectacular superhero movie. Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) is the son of a lighthouse keeper and an Atlantean queen. His half-brother Orm (Patrick Wilson) currently rules the hidden underwater kingdom of Atlantis and plans to bring war to the surface world. Mera (Amber Heard) and Vulko (Willem Dafoe) conspireContinue reading “Aquaman. A movie review.”
Comics: All-Time Personal Faves
I looooove comic books. I’ve been reading them since I was a kid, and in my currently bereft and almost moneyless state I don’t get as many opportunities to buy them as I used to. A loooong time ago, I said I was going to talk about some of my favourite comic book stories. SorryContinue reading “Comics: All-Time Personal Faves”
Lazy Movie Reviews: The Predator and Venom
Yep. I love movies, but I’m over long movie reviews. Maybe you are, too? The Predator Unlikeable protagonists. The gung ho military men are caricature crazy, like everything in this franchise. “Let’s make the bad guy even bigger”. What is this, Jaws? The world building would be more interesting if the movie wasn’t so dumb.Continue reading “Lazy Movie Reviews: The Predator and Venom”
Lazy Movie Reviews: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and ‘Teen Titans Go to the Movies’
Yeah, I’m lazy. But I just love seeing movies. Here’s a couple of reviews. Crazy Rich Asians • Bright and colourful Singapore setting • Conventional story with average acting • Much of the humour falls flat • Some great actors wasted in minor roles • I know this movie was considered a breakthrough for HollywoodContinue reading “Lazy Movie Reviews: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and ‘Teen Titans Go to the Movies’”
New Movie Trailers!
I’m a movie fan. More than that, I’m a HUGE superhero and monster fan, and a number of the announcements coming out of the San Diego Comic Con had me nerdgasming. Aquaman, Shazam! and Glass are superhero movies I’m really looking forward to next year. The next Harry Potter universe Fantastic Beasts movie premiered aContinue reading “New Movie Trailers!”
Ant-Man and the Wasp. A movie review.
No spoilers! Marvel pumps out another enjoyable superhero sequel. Amusing but non-essential viewing. Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-man) and Evangeline Lilly (Hope van Dyne/Wasp) reprise their roles from Ant-man, along with Michael Douglas (Hank Pym) and motor-mouthed Michael Peña (Luis). Along for the ride this time are Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne. Scott Lang has nearlyContinue reading “Ant-Man and the Wasp. A movie review.”
Deadpool 2. A movie review.
No spoilers here! No doubt you’ve read a thousand times that Ryan Reynolds was born to play fourth wall-breaking, motormouthed mercenary superhero Deadpool, so I won’t repeat it. Oh, I just did. Sorry. Deadpool 2 is a fun and incredibly violent movie. Yep, it’s not for the kids. It’s funnier than the first, but muchContinue reading “Deadpool 2. A movie review.”
Avengers: Infinity War. A movie review.
Okay, okay! I said I wasn’t going to the movies this week, but I did. Couldn’t help it. Avengers: Infinity War is a star-studded extravaganza, the culmination of ten years of Marvel world-building. It’s one of those movies that fans will love to death— you need to have seen the previous movies to be trulyContinue reading “Avengers: Infinity War. A movie review.”
Black Panther. A Movie Review.
No spoilers here! Okay, you’ve read the reviews already. More than likely you’ve already seen it. I’m talking director Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, the latest Marvel Studios’ superhero film that ends up being one of the best movies Marvel has released since Spiderman: Homecoming. I’m not going to talk about the story. I’ll just giveContinue reading “Black Panther. A Movie Review.”
Justice League. A movie review.
I read about twenty negative reviews of Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s Justice League prior to going. I took my son with me to see it and we and everyone else in the theatre had a fantastic time. Screw you, critics. The big DC heroes come together in this huge romp ‘em, stomp ‘em popcornContinue reading “Justice League. A movie review.”
Thor Ragnarok. A movie review.
By Odin’s shaggy beard, there shalt be no spoilers here! I’m one of those moviegoers who felt the Marvel formula was getting a bit stale. Well, Thor Ragnarok hasn’t varied it too much, but has added enough humour and lasting change to a major character and setting that I’m still interested. Thor Ragnarok is aContinue reading “Thor Ragnarok. A movie review.”
Justice League: the newest trailer ROCKS!
The newest Justice League trailer has dropped. And it is AWESOME. Check it out: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r9-DM9uBtVI I am so looking forward to this movie, out in November. Cheers Steve 🙂
Comic Book Love Affair
I’ve been a huge fan of comics and graphic novels since I was a boy. My on-and-off again love affair with them over the years has depended on my available budget. Recently I got my son interested in the hobby, which gave me a great reason to reinvest myself. Here’s a few of the titlesContinue reading “Comic Book Love Affair”
Spider-man: Homecoming. A movie review.
Spoilers? What spoilers? No, none here Okay, okay, I was a bit late coming to the party on this one, but I finally got to see it today. Great movie! Excellent performances: Tom Holland, perfect as 15 year old nerdy high schooler Peter Parker; Michael Keaton, who’s very menacing as the Vulture (and possibly the second mostContinue reading “Spider-man: Homecoming. A movie review.”
Justice League! All in.
Oh, yeah!! The new Justice League trailer premiered at the San Diego Comic Con yesterday and I was so over the moon (read: experienced full-on nerdgasm) that I had to post it. Check it out below: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FrVcEndce9I If you haven't seen the previous trailer you can check it out here. Yeah! 🙂
Wonder Woman. A movie review.
No spoilers on the Western Front It seems like it was only yesterday that I was commenting about the superhero movie formula becoming stale (oh, it was – check out my Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 review here). Little did I know that I would be watching Wonder Woman and feel the excitement of seeingContinue reading “Wonder Woman. A movie review.”
Guardians of the Galaxy – the Marvel formula strikes again…A movie review.
No spoilers here… I’ve seen all the Marvel movies and generally I love them (Incredible Hulk was a bit meh, but that’s okay, you can’t have everything). The last few have bordered on a bit average, though. So why is this? Is it because I’m basically seeing more or less the same film every time,Continue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy – the Marvel formula strikes again…A movie review.”
The new trailer for the upcoming Justice League movie is here. I’m sure it will be the first of many as the November release of the movie approaches. For those who don’t know what the Justice League is, they are the premier DC Comics super team, made up of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, CyborgContinue reading “Awesometacular Justice!”
Wonder Woman – still great at 75
I don’t know if I’ve ever told anyone this, but I am a HUGE fan of Wonder Woman.
Logan. A movie review.
I saw Logan yesterday. And what I saw was a great movie, one that focussed on character, with a good story, great acting, great action set pieces that contributed to the plot, rather than being there for the sake of it, and some deep underlying themes and messages that resonated with me.
Man of Steel – Superman for a pragmatic generation
I watched Man of Steel the other day, the underrated and divisive Zack Snyder film that reintroduced Superman on film and was the start of the celluloid DC Comics movie universe (known as the DCEU).