Category Film Reviews

#FilmReview – THE BLACK PANTHER #MARVEL

By sheer fluke, I happened to watch CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR just a few days before going to see THE BLACK PANTHER, so I’d already had an introduction to the character and how he becomes king. That only made this film even better, as a little background went a long way toward setting the scene. […]

#FilmReview – STAR WARS, THE LAST JEDI #SF #fantasy

THE LAST JEDI Well, the good news is yes, I enjoyed it. Would I go see it again? Probably not. Unlike the original series, which I can still happily rewatch even now, years later, having seen them countless times, this newer batch just don’t grip me. The set piece, special effects-heavy battle scenes, both machine […]

#FilmReview – Wonder Woman #SF #Fantasy #DCcomics

I got around to seeing Wonder Woman last week, and I’m glad I did. I had wondered how it would be treated, remembering with fondness the old TV series with the wonderfully earnest Diana Prince and her magic lasso, and I am pleased to report I wasn’t disappointed. Diana is as earnest as ever. Naïve […]

#FilmReview – Disney’s ‘FROZEN’

Okay, okay, so its a kid’s film. But aren’t many of those the most magical? As I don’t have kids, I’ve never watched this super-popular film before, but it was on TV over Christmas, and I thought, “why not? Let’s see what gets all these kids so excited.” So I recorded it and last night, with the satisfaction of having […]

#FilmReview – DOCTOR STRANGE – #Marvel

Movie blurb After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil. Review quote: A bizarre and beautiful detour on the Marvel journey, which culminates in a mind-bending, expectation-inverting final act. Not […]

#FilmReview – STAR TREK BEYOND #SF

I grew up with the original series when it was SO revolutionary – utterly different to anything that had ever come along before. TNG was wonderfully thoughtful, and suited my taste at a more mature age. After that, well, I watched but not with the same adoration or excitement. The older films were hit or […]

#FilmReview – GHOSTBUSTERS 2016

Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) is an author who lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University. Her job doesn’t last very long however, when a book she wrote a few years before, positing that ghosts are real, resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. But when mysterious apparitions invade Manhattan, Gilbert reunites with her […]

#FilmReview – STAR WARS, THE FORCE AWAKENS

I’ve seen it! SO now I thought I’d share my thoughts, and I promise not to spoil it for those of you who haven’t yet. Is it a great film? It’s a good film, riveting enough that I didn’t notice time passing (always a good indicator), though for me it fell short of being great. […]

#FilmReview – SPECTRE – #JamesBond

I don’t often review films, but for those of you that know anything about me – an author with a debut novel logline of ‘James Bond meets Lord of the Rings’ (The Prince’s Man) – you might have realised that I’m a Bond fan. So I thought I’d share my feelings about the latest in the long-running series […]

Film #review – TRUE LIES (1994) #spies #humour #Schwarzenegger

Before you ask why I am reviewing an old film, I’ll explain. I have one of those annoying summer colds, and while I nurse my Lemsip and tissues, I wanted to watch something just for fun. This film fitted the bill perfectly. I’d go so far as to say it is one of my favourite, […]