FilmFridays Review Archives

Arrival

Ever since Metropolis, a great Hollywood mainstay has been aliens from another planet. There are films like ET, Men In Black or Super8 that see it naively with a child’s perspective. There are the sinister visitations such as Independence Day or War Of The Worlds which have a more apocalyptic, threatening feel. And there are Click here to read more…

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Posted in 2016, 2017, Oscar's 2017

Superman: Man Of Steel

The trouble with big industries like the music industry and Hollywood studios is that they stick with what works. This lack of adaptation is their Achilles heal. And what’s worse is their stubbornness to believe that they may not always be right. Anyone with a computer can have a crack at making a film or Click here to read more…

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Posted in 2013 | Leave a comment

Star Trek: Into Darkness

I am still reeling about how one ticket, a drink and popcorn could cost me £24.85 and I still have to sit through half an hour of advertising but that’s exactly what happened this afternoon at the Vue Cinema (formerly Apollo) on Piccadilly Circus. I had considered the venue the best in London last year, Click here to read more…

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The Dark Knight Rises

The previous film in the Nolan Batman trilogy was called The Dark Knight. Just like it’s title this movie has 25% new additional content and 75% the same old guff. That about sums it up. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t regret having watched the film. But, like a James Bond, the franchise is now Click here to read more…

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Posted in 2012

V for Vendetta

The last twenty years has seen a renaissance in Hollywood of the comic book character. The main players – Batman, Spiderman, Superman are alive and well with imminent releases for all of them from the major studios both this summer and the next. Then there are the B-Listers, The Hulk, Ironman, Captain America, Judge Dredd Click here to read more…

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Posted in DVD, Halloween | Leave a comment

Source Code

The thing with Sci-Fi in Hollywood is that the pitch is often amazing, but the film fails to be interesting as it falls in line with the “rules” that Hollywood insists must be followed. Good must triumph over evil, the hero must get the girl, the goodies believe that they have God on their side Click here to read more…

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Posted in 2011, DVD | Leave a comment

The Adjustment Bureau

“Wow” I thought. Matt Damon, he of a Bourne Identity with Emily Blunt, English actress (wave flag) of Devil Wears Prada (I preferred “Sunshine Cleaning”) fame – in a SciFi adventure where men with hats and shades secretly rule our lives, a bit like the CIA and FBI do! Oooookaaay. Hang on, they don’t rule Click here to read more…

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Posted in 2011, DVD | Leave a comment