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.”
The best superhero movie I’ve seen. Ever. Miles Morales is a school student trying to fit in at a new prep school. He is bitten by a radioactive spider while practising his graffiti art one night (one of the same experimental spiders that bit Peter Parker), and stumbles upon Spider-Man battling Kingpin. We’re entering spoilerContinue reading “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. A movie review.”
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”
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”
A few months back I did some mini-reviews of Netflix shows I’d been watching (Australian Netflix – some of these series are on different networks in America and Europe). Here are some more short reviews of what I’ve been watching: Star Trek Discovery Great sci-fi show set in the movie universe pre-Kirk, with Spock’s adoptedContinue reading “What I’ve been watching 2”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
I remember a time when Disney was home to saccharine kid’s movies and animated classics. I remember a time when I used to watch the Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday night, replaying their catalogue of old movies in two parts, once a week. There weren’t that many Disney products around at the time, aside from a glut of lunchboxes, books and viewmasters (those 3D viewer thingies with the round picture wheels – remember them? Probably not). Disney was just a struggling movie company with some interesting theme parks.