Random Film Thoughts: Solo: A Star Wars Story-What’s The Point?

So, there’s four months until Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out…and all we have are a few photographs and a synopsis! Yes, that’s right: no trailers, no footage, nothing. The second Star Wars spin-off has had some difficulties (like getting rid of the original directors four months after they started filming the thing!). The new director, Ron Howard, has had a lot on his plate. What will come of Solo: A Star Wars Story? All we have for now is the synopsis. It’s furthered even more my belief that the Solo spin-off in pointless! Continue reading


What I Thought of My Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2017

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Last year, I wrote a list of my Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2017. Here are my verdicts of those Top 10 Films! I missed two out of ten films, but apparently I didn’t miss much! Oh, if I’d known Darren Aronofsky would be putting out a film in 2017, mother! would be high on this list! But that knowledge passed me by. Continue reading

My Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2018 (In The U.K!)

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Happy New Year everyone! New Year’s Resolutions? What are those? Well, I have a wedding to plan this year…so most of my resolutions revolve around that big event! However, I do want to put a lot more effort into this blog. I am quite lazy, and recently purchased a Wii U/had a NES Mini purchased for me. So my laziness has increased, largely thanks to Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild! But I will try my utmost to post something everyday on this blog…starting today, the first day of the year! Continue reading

Spoiler Filled Thoughts On The Last Jedi (And Why It Disappointed Me)


I’m ready for a second viewing of The Last Jedi. It may be one of those movies I appreciate more on a repeat watch. In my review of it (click here to read it!), I didn’t delve into spoilers, as that’s unfair on people who are reading the review but haven’t seen the film. Now, however, it’s time to dive straight into spoiler territory to understand why I disliked the film. Not only for the reader, but for myself as well. Sometimes, you take a dislike to something without knowing why. Not only that, but a lot of the criticism of people who hated The Last Jedi has centred on a few things. People’s legitimate criticisms have been undermined by the film’s defenders. I’ll take a look at those along the way as well. Continue reading

Film Thoughts: Justice League: What Went Wrong?

In my humble opinion, Justice League was the disaster that the DCEU has been waiting to unleash upon us since Man of Steel was released four years ago. It is an awful film with few redeeming features. Even taking into consideration the reshoots and change of director, there’s no excuse for a film this terrible. But what went wrong? Could Justice League have been salvaged along the way? Or was it doomed to be bad? Oh, click here for my full review of Justice League! Continue reading

Spoiler Filled Thoughts On Stephen King’s IT (2017)

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR IT (2017) and Stephen King’s IT (the book)

Is there something wrong with me? I ask myself that all the time, but more specifically, I’m asking that question in relation to Stephen King’s IT (the recent adaptation of the book!). IT has broken box office records, and the majority of people seem to like it. Some even love it. Why am I among the few who didn’t like it? Did I miss something? I know everyone is entitled to their opinion, but it concerns me when the majority is against me. So here is a spoiler-filled dissection of my feelings about IT. Continue reading

Reaction: Stephen King’s IT – First Official Trailer

“When you’re a kid, you think the universe revolves around you”

The First Official Trailer for the big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s IT dropped yesterday. We have seen a film adaptation before of King’s IT, but it was a made for TV movie. It’s average at best, elevated by a creepy performance by Tim Curry as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Without further ado, here’s the trailer:

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Mass Effect And The Rebirth of Optimistic Science Fiction Part 2

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Cinematic Science Fiction In the 1990s

Towards the end of the 1980s there was a trend for science fiction to return to emphasising the present with the aid of futuristic settings. ‘Robocop’ is one example. ‘The Running Man’ is another. A nation controlled by the mass media that has very few morals? Hmmm, familiar. This trend ran into the 1990s, a decade in which science fiction films were smothered with sequels and CGI. The Alien series should have been killed off with ‘Alien: Resurrection.’ The Robocop franchise should have been killed off after the first one. Independence Day was for the destruction fetishist. ‘Star Wars: Episode I’ erased all happy memories of the initial trilogy. ‘Doctor Who,’ that true testament to the future (before it became London-centric), almost died with the terrible 1996 film. Continue reading

Mass Effect And The Rebirth of Optimistic Science Fiction Part 1

Mass Effect: Andromeda is released tomorrow. Unfortunately, due to the lack of an Xbox One, I won’t be able to play it. However, it doesn’t seem like that long ago that I bought ‘Mass Effect,’ the game that started the science fiction franchise. And what a game I picked up. I’ve recently played the original game (for at least the fourth time), and each time reinforces the brilliance of it. Not only is a great game in and of itself, but it’s also a different kind of science fiction that we’re used to today. It’s not post-apocalyptic or a dystopia, but a science fiction universe thriving with enthusiasm and glory. It’s a refreshing change from the grey, dull and depressing science fiction that we see all too often in video games and films of the modern age. Continue reading