28 October 2012

Skyfall Review

Over the past few years, I was doubting the ability of the Bond films to stage a comeback. After the pretty bad Quantum of Solace, I had no idea how the film-makers could successfully sell Bond to audiences again. After watching Skyfall I can see just how good the Bond films can be when the right people are on board.

26 October 2012

Frankenweenie Review

Over the past year, stop motion animation has been seeing a resurgence in popularity that mainly started after the release of Coraline in 2009. First Aardman went back to plasticine with the excellent The Pirates In An Adventure With Scientists and Laika continued their dominance in stop motion with ParaNorman (which I haven't seen yet). Now the last of the big stop motion films has come out, Tim Burton's Frankenweenie. After Dark Shadows which was viewed by most people to be terrible but which I really liked, this is Tim Burton going back to his roots by remaking a short film that got him fired from Disney. So how does the film hold up: it's Burton's best film in years.

25 October 2012

Now This Is How to Follow Up The Avengers: Iron Man 3 Trailer Thoughts

After The Avengers came out a few months ago, I was starting to wonder just how the hell Marvel were going to top it. Now the trailer for Iron Man 3 has been released and I can see how they can top The Avengers.

16 October 2012

My Thoughts on the Carrie Trailer

A few months ago, I did a post going on about how the remake of Carrie looks set to be really interesting following the casting of Chloe Grace Moretz in the title role (see here). Now the trailer has just been released and I have to say, that's how you do a teaser trailer.

7 October 2012

Looper Review (contains spoilers)

At the start of the year, I knew virtually nothing about Looper but as the year went on and more clips from the film started to be released, I got more and more curious about the film. When the reviews started coming out praising how intelligent the film was, I knew I had to see it, there are so few intelligent sci-fi films around. Now that I've seen the film, I know that the future of sci-fi films is in good hands with people like Rian Johnson helming films as brilliant as Looper.