Category Film Reviews

#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, […]

#FilmReview – The Hunger Games

Film Review I’ve been lying low recently, trying to get more writing done, and the good news is that I’ve finished a short story that will be out in an anthology of SF and F soon, a Cassie (Caledonian Sprite) short story, also to be included in an anthology, and, for loyal readers here, a free […]