Star Trek: Insurrection

There is a famous theory about Star Trek movies that if it is an even-numbered 'episode' it will be good and if it is odd-numbered it will be less so, to an extent The Wrath of Kahn, The Search For Spock, The Final Frontier, The Undiscovered Country and First Contact demonstrate this as being true. Approaching... Continue Reading →

Logan

It seems like much of the recent success of comic book and superhero movies can be traced back to Bryan Singer's first two X-Men films which laid the groundwork, not only for their own ongoing and expanded franchise, but the Avengers series, and most other films in that genre as well. In 2016 this initial... Continue Reading →

Star Trek: First Contact

Back when JJ Abrams and Paramount Studios partially rebooted the Star Trek franchise in 2009 I embarked on my own now considerably more than five-year mission to rewatch the entirety of Trek. That's taken me to peaks (Start Trek II: The a Wrath of Kahn, the climax of Star Trek: The Next Generation) and troughs... Continue Reading →

X-Men

16 years ago, in the wake of Blade, the first bona-fide Marvel comics based blockbuster movie hit the screens in the form of director Bryan Singer’s version of X-Men. Since then the franchise has gone on to become a long series of sequels (some good; X-Men 2, First Class, Days of Future Past, Deadpool – some less... Continue Reading →

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

I will admit that, in the past, some of my straight from the cinema reviews of comic book movies haven’t lived up to scrutiny in the cold light of day, once the whiz-bang has all died down (see Avengers and to a lesser extent Man of Steel and Iron Man 3). Recently I have also... Continue Reading →

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