The Lego Batman Movie

While the initial idea of The Lego Movie was, at first, somewhat of an odd one, the final product was one of the highlights of recent family cinema so it wasn't surprising when a sequel was announced fairly swiftly. The fact that this sequel would be The Lego Batman Movie, focussing on the Lego version... Continue Reading →

Suicide Squad

Around 18 years or so ago the perception of comic book/superhero movies changed, seemingly forever, from slightly naff, campy b-movies to genuine blockbuster contenders thanks to the likes of Bryan Singer’s X-Men and Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man leading into Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins and the ongoing (now somewhat inconsistent) Marvel Cinematic Universe behemoth. Now, with... Continue Reading →

Films of 2014

So, before I begin this will be short as I haven't seen nearly as many new movies this year as I'd like, but none-the-less here are my thoughts on things based on what I have seen. As seems to something that's going to continue well into the next decade Marvel took a big chunk of... Continue Reading →

The Lego Movie

Coming into The Lego Movie on Blu-ray certain expectations were in place following the near unanimous praise it received during its cinema run earlier in the year… unlike many films that this happens with, I am happy to say I was far from disappointed, 100 minutes or so later, as the credits rolled. Telling the... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Movies of 2012

Seeing as the guys over at 24LPS have all done their top fives of the year (hear them on their YouTube Channel), I thought I'd add my thoughts to the debate. Anyone who knows me will know that picking my favourites of anything is a big challenge but I have done my best to whittle... Continue Reading →

The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1

In the wake of the success of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy of Batman movies DC Comics have begun to release a series of animated versions of some of the most revered and influential stories in their canon. First, appropriately enough, was Batman: Year One, Frank Miller’s mid-80s take on the origin of the character,... Continue Reading →

Chronicle

An interesting idea for a movie that doesn’t quite live up to its concept but still does something a bit different within the current superhero cycle. I was advised to check out Chronicle shortly after posting my review of The Dark Knight Rises, and along with the recommendation I was told that Chronicle was “the... Continue Reading →

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