Tag Archives: Cinema

Film Review: The Wolverine

Film Review: The Wolverine Director: James Mangold Producer: Lauren Shuler Donner Studio: Marvel Entertainment, Seed Productions Starring: Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Famke Janssen, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee Superhero and former X-Men member James Howlett (Aka. Logan / Wolverine) has spent the time following the events of X-Men: The Last Stand in self-imposed exile, having been emotionally shattered and left with little […]

Overdue a Proper Portrayal

We’ve had some good examples of graphic novel characters given justice on the big screen recently but there are still some whom I feel have either been on the receiving end of a shambolic portrayal or not been given one at all. In reality there is a fine line between a “comic book” and a […]

Film Review – Man of Steel

Film Review: Man of Steel Director: Zack Snyder Producer: Christopher Nolan Studio: Syncopy, DC Entertainment Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russel Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane An updated interpretation of one of the world’s most recognizable superheroes. Man of Steel follows the origins and dilemmas of Kal-El, also known as Clark Kent, as […]

Screenwriting 101: Villains

This is an area I’ve been itching to write about for quite some time and now finally find myself with the time and examples to do it some justice. When audiences go to see movies they often find themselves rooting against the villain as much if not more than they find themselves rooting for the […]

My Top 6 Movie Themes

Certain songs and tunes will stick with you for years, even longer if they are associated with a movie you really like. Music in cinema plays such a pivotal part of the entire experience, Before I dive in I need to lay out the thought process that went into creating this list. “Movie Theme” means […]

The Past In Motion

Look what I came across during a tour of my University Campuses’ archives! How well do you know your cinematic history? Can you name the gizmo in question? Can you also name it’s inventor and the year of it’s invention? I was absolutely stunned to see one of these in person, if you know what […]

Film Review – Jack Reacher

Film Review: Jack Reacher Director: Christopher McQuarrie Production Studio: Skydance Studios Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney For a while it seemed as though Tom Cruise had well-and-truly gone into a tailspin with his acting career in free fall and his social standing rocked through the breakdown of […]

Film Review – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I normally start each review with a respective trailer but this song, sung by Neil Finn of Crowded House/Split Enz/Finn Brothers, is so spectacular that it would be a crime not to let you hear it. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Director: Peter Jackson Production Studio: New Line Cinema, MGM, WingNut Films Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard […]

Film Review: The Expendables 2

Film Review: The Expendables 2 Director: Simon West Studio: Nu Image / Millennium Films Distributor: Lionsgate Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Yu Nan, Liam Hemsworth, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme Remember when people used to go to the movies to have a good […]

Chest-Thumping Cinema: Zero Dark Thirty

I don’t usually have problems with Hollywood coming out with ‘Chest-Thumping’ movies now and then, but sometimes they should really think harder over what they end up putting out. Back in the day we had movies such as Independence Day, Top Gun, and Black Hawk Down that did their best to instil a sense of […]