With Bumblebee soon concluding its run at the cinema and enthusiastic talk of a sequel being at its peak, now is the best time to look back at the live-action Transformers films and see how the series stands up.
2019 is setting itself up to be a memorable year in film. There are superheroes galore, the end of the Avengers, shape-shifting clowns, doppelgangers and a hitman who must fight through one of the toughest cities in the world. There’s plenty of choice, but here are 12 films I am particularly looking forward to.
There are some films that are simply destined to stay with you. Broken Flowers, released in 2005 and directed by Jim Jarmusch is one such film. Ironically, I’ve only seen Broken Flowers three times – twice when it was released on DVD and once again just recently. Saying you’ve only seen one of your favourite… Read More Talking Films: Broken Flowers (2005)
Made just two years after Halloween, The Fog finds director John Carpenter high on confidence and full of the strut that classic film would bring to any up and coming director. The Fog is John Carpenter’s fourth feature-length film and sees the director not only learning his craft quickly, but also learning how to navigate… Read More The Fog (1980)
Top 10 lists are always a bit of a pain to come up with. They only really represent the tastes of the author and can never be all-encompassing. But, as it is that time of year again, here are my Top 10 Films of 2017. A full list can be viewed here if you wish.… Read More Top 10 Films of 2017
It’s that time of year again where film bloggers everywhere compile their lists looking back at what 2016 had to offer. It’s unlikely that anyone will look back on 2016 as a vintage year, but there were enough good films released to prevent it from truly sucking. With that, here are my top 10 films… Read More Top 10 Films Of 2016
One of the ironies of writing about films is that you simply can’t cover them all on your own. Dedicated websites with a team of writers are able to cover a lot more films than one man and as such there may be some omissions here. While it is true that I have not seen… Read More Top 10 Films of 2015
It seems that some people think Terminator Genisys is the low point of the once great Terminator franchise. Well ladies and gentleman, let me tell you that things were indeed much worse than this at one point. Forget Christian Bale, forget Terminators driving trucks and definitely forget Arnie using the line “talk to the hand.”… Read More The True Low Point For Terminator Fans
The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film is now 25 years old, and making this writer feel very old indeed. The franchise has had its ups and downs over the years, and the films have varied deeply in quality. With that, here’s my look back at the series as I rank the films in quality… Read More Ranking the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Films From Worst To Best
Last night, the world premiere of San Andreas was held in London’s Leicester Square, and as a way of celebrating this I was lucky enough to be able to host a live stream of the event. Unfortunately, as this was my first time, I was a little bit nervous and I had some, difficulties. Out… Read More San Andreas Premiere Live Tweeting
With Avengers: Age of Ultron in cinemas, now is a perfect time to get up to speed on the best Marvel graphic novels. The following list contains five of the most important stories that Marvel has told, and that will surely form a part of their future plans on both the big and small screens.
Since 2008 the Marvel cinematic universe has continued to grow. What started with the first Iron Man film, has now escalated into something much larger. From men in metal suits, to frozen soldiers, to talking trees we now have a series of films that have been wowing audiences of all ages. And with Avengers: Age… Read More Ranking The Marvel Films From Worst To Best
Pre 2008, superhero films were, different. They existed on their own and in their own defined universe. Iron Man and, more to the point, Marvel changed that. Not only was Tony Stark’s first adventure the start of his story, but it was also the start of Marvel’s, and nothing has been the same since.
I’m sure that by now you have all seen, or at least read about, the new trailer for Terminator Genisys. The trailer has caused a little bit of a storm on the internet for two reasons. One, for its seeming abandon of the other films in the series, and two, for its heavy reliance on… Read More Terminator Genisys And Its Spoiler Filled Trailer
By now I’m sure that you have all heard the news that Sony & Marvel have agreed to share the character of Spider-Man in their respective cinematic universes. I’m sure you have also read many, better, articles regarding people’s initial reaction to this and what it means for the future of the character. But, if… Read More How Will Spider-Man Really Impact Marvel & Sony?
Earlier in the week it was announced that a new Ghostbusters film would finally be hitting cinemas, with a release date of July 22 2016, marking a real step in the progression of the franchise. Ever since 1989, when Ghostbusters II was released, there has been talk of Sony developing another sequel to the immensely… Read More Why Ghostbusters 3 Won’t Ruin Your Childhood
Michael Keaton’s career has been nothing if not varied. He has been the leading man, the comedic foil, the villain, the supernatural, the corporate slime ball, the plastic doll (Toy Story 3 in case you wondered) and a superhero. But, has Hollywood given Keaton enough attention? Possibly not. He’s only ever received one leading actor… Read More Top 5 Michael Keaton Performances
With 2014 almost over, it is time to look ahead to the future. More specifically 2015, and the films we have to look forward to over the next twelve months. Skimming the surface, it seems that 2015 will be full to the brim of blockbusters, tent-pole films and the usual Oscar bait and that it… Read More 12 Films To Look Out For In 2015
It’s that time of year again, where we bloggers wind things down with our guides to everything the past year in film has given us. With only two calendar days left in 2014, it is about time that we got round to picking our top films of the year. Much like last years list, I… Read More Top 10 Films of 2014
Films come and go throughout the year. Some are great successes and others are major failures, but others are just plain boring, and that is a crime worse than being just bad. It’s a depressing waste of time when you go to the cinema to sit down and enjoy a film, only to walk away… Read More The 3 Most Forgettable Films Of 2014
As a little stocking filler for Christmas, myself, Zoe, Rob and Ryan have all prepared an essential viewing guide for you to peruse. We have all picked three films that no Christmas season can do without, and that we find ourselves going back to each year without fail. Check out our selections after the jump.
2015 promises to be a huge year for film fans. With the likes of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mad Max: Fury Road and Jurassic World all due for release, it will be a busy year to say the least. But this article isn’t about those films, nor is it necessarily… Read More 6 Rising Stars Of 2015
In this months edition of Film Club, Cathal, aka The Narrator, chose Tim Burton’s Batman as our film of the month. It was another interesting choice and one that didn’t go down as well with some as it did with others, while it also brought out inevitable comparisons to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight films. Keep… Read More Film Club: Batman (1989)
With DC and Warner Bros. set to launch their own cinematic assault against Marvel in 2016 with the double-whammy of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Suicide Squad film, now is a great time for those who are new to the world of superheroes to start reading the stories that inspired the films.… Read More 10 DC Graphic Novels You Need To Read
News came recently that Roberto Orci had been relieved of his directorial duties on Star Trek 3. Reasons for his departure are currently unknown, but it is believed by some that Paramount Studios are unhappy with his ideas for the film. Since original director JJ Abrams left to direct a little known indie film called… Read More Poll: Who Should Direct Star Trek 3?
With Horrible Bosses 2 now in cinemas, it seemed as good a time as any to take a look at the real horrible bosses in film. Not just the ones played for laughs, but those real hard-ass bosses who make you wish you had never been born, let alone apply for the worthless job you’re… Read More 6 Horrible Bosses In Film
As we all know, yesterday saw the release of the teaser trailer for Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. There were a lot of things to get excited about in the trailer, and with that in mind I thought I would post a detailed reaction to the teaser, letting you know just… Read More Jurassic World Trailer Reaction
Marvel Studios recently announced their plans for their cinematic universe right up until 2019. We can expect solo films for Captain America, Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Thor. While team up films will include the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Inhumans and The Avengers, but the one that really intrigues is Captain Marvel. This… Read More 3 Actresses Who Could Play Captain Marvel
As the Halloween period draws to a close, so too does Scarefest II, and in this post I would just like to say thanks to everyone who contributed and highlight the work everyone put into this week-long feature.
Last year saw the Inaugural What About The Twinkie Sacrefest take place, and this Friday it returns to wreak havoc over the Halloween period.
Not so long ago the Spider-Man films were considered some of the best the superhero genre had to offer. Now, not so much. With Marvel continually changing audiences perceptions on their own heroes and franchises, some superheroes are getting left behind. The Fantastic Four is about to rebooted, while the X-Men were also essentially rebooted… Read More Ranking The Spider-Man Films From Worst To Best
A Dozen Summers is written and directed by Kenton Hall, and tells the story of two 12-year-old girls as they hijack a film in order to tell their own story. The film is being produced by Monkey Basket Films, and is a crowd sourced indie film that the creators hope will appeal to young, and… Read More A Dozen Summers
As part of Movie Rob’s Genre Grandeur season, I was asked to pick my favourite film set in space. I have a few personal favourites here, but the one that comes to mind straight away is James Cameron’s Aliens. It is by far the best film in the Aliens franchise, and is one of my… Read More Genre Grandeur: Aliens
I have recently ran a few features where I take a film franchise and rank its various entries in a list from worst to best. These lists have been somewhat successful, have been fun to write and have given my readers a few things to debate about. I have already covered the X-Men, Batman &… Read More Ranking The Superman Films From Worst To Best
After a few discussions both online and in the real world, ie the pub, it seems that Marvel Studios latest effort has split audiences somewhat. Not to the degree where people are arguing over whether the newest and shiniest superhero film is any good, but whether it is the best film Marvel have produced as… Read More Is Guardians Of The Galaxy The Best Marvel Film Yet?
Back in May I ran a feature to coincide with the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past where I ranked the X-Men movies from worst to best. As it is Batman’s 75th anniversary I wanted to run a few features to celebrate the year of the Batman, and where better to start than with… Read More Ranking The Live Action Batman Movies From Worst To Best
This past weekend saw one of the biggest conventions in the UK take place at Earl’s Court in London. The London Film and Comic Con, to give the event its full name, promised to be a spectacular event. The LFCC brought together cosplayers, collectors, sellers and of course a huge amount of special guests.
This weekend see’s one of the biggest comic conventions of the year for UK residents. The London Film and Comic Con will be held at Earl’s Court Two in London, and will run from Friday 11th – Sunday 13th July. Guests include the likes Michael Biehn, George Romero, Summer Glau, Jason Mewes, Lena Headey, Michael… Read More London Film and Comic Con Preview
Hi there everyone. I just wanted to let you know, if you couldn’t tell already, that I’ve given the blog a new look. I’ve taken on a new design that is a little cleaner and a little bit more professional than the last one. Personally I really like it and hope to be sticking with… Read More A New Look
This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of the original Ghostbusters movie. Released on June 8th 1984 in America, the movie went on to become one of the highest grossing comedies of the decade, and is still managing to entertain fans 30 years later. Ghostbusters also made Bill Murray a household name, and his performance as Dr.… Read More 30 Reasons Why I Love Ghostbusters
This months Question Of The Month, as hosted by the excellent Oracle Of Film, was a really great one to try to answer. When Luke asked everyone to name their worst comic book movie I instantly knew what I would write about, you’ll have to read on if you want to know what I chose.… Read More Question Of The Month: Worst Comic Book Movie
Each month I pick four films released at the cinema, that I feel will be worthy of your time. However, this month is a little thin on quality releases and I’ve been presented with something of a dilemma. What do I do when there are not four films to choose from?
Now that you have all, hopefully, had the chance to watch X-Men: Days of Future Past, I thought it would be a good time to countdown the X-Men movie franchise from worst to best. I have had the chance to watch most of the series again recently, and feel as if I am in a… Read More Ranking The X-Men Movies From Worst To Best
As I had so much fun writing the last movie double bill I did here, and you lot had so much fun reading it, I thought I would go ahead and do another. With this month seeing the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, a movie that I’m sure many of you share my… Read More X-Men Double Bill
Back in February I wrote a list of my top ten favourite comic book movies. It was a fun piece to do and I like to think that you all enjoyed reading it. During the months since then I have wanted to do a follow-up piece regarding the worst comic book movies. Everyone has an… Read More My Top Ten Worst Comic Book Movies
I’d just like to take a moment and direct you to The Oracle Of Film’s excellent monthly feature Question Of The Month. Why is it excellent? Well, one reason is that I take part in it, and another is that Luke takes the huge effort to ask a series of fellow bloggers one question each… Read More Question Of The Month: Best Movie Quote
We’re almost half way through the year already, and we’ve already been treated to some really good films, and now that we are in blockbuster season the films will only get bigger. This month I have had to stray from my usual four picks and go for five, as I really couldn’t bring myself to… Read More Five Films For May
Now that Captain America: The Winter Soldier has finally been released to our American cousins, I feel it is a good time to talk about what happened in the film and how it affects the Marvel cinematic universe going forward. The film has been described by many as a “game changer” both in the… Read More Four Questions Raised By Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Now that the excellent Captain America: The Winter Soldier has kicked off this years blockbuster season, and completed a pretty good month for films in March, we can turn our attention to the month of April. While we are still a few months away from things getting really crowded, there is already a glut of… Read More Four Films For April
After a fairly slow past couple of months, March seems to be picking up the pace as we ready ourselves for the summer blockbuster season. The Oscars will be out of the way and we can finally concentrate on what matters at the cinema; superheroes, fast cars and OTT thrillers. Take a look inside… Read More Four Films For March