We return to the high seas of the Caribbean for another Disney-helmed trip to a time of photogenic pirates (portrayed typically by Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush) thrown amidst a bunch of supernatural shenanigans. The movie is confusingly titled Salazar’s Revenge in the British and international release schedule. The last time Johnny Depp played his […]Read more "A Film Review: Pirates of the Caribbean 5 – Dead Men Tell No Tales (To Salazar, who is seeking his Revenge and to extend the franchise etc etc) Arrgghh, matey…"
Lucy is a movie from 2014, written and directed by Luc Besson, starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. Scarlet Johansson has recently appeared in the live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, covering broadly similar territory. The movie plays with the old chestnut of how humans only utilize 10 percent of their brain functions, […]Read more "Lucy – A Film Retrospective"
Mid May saw the Charnwood Arts group’s exciting trip to London to visit the Tate Modern. Over a dozen of us set off in a small coach one morning, reaching the gallery by about ten past twelve, ready to take in the strange and unusual sights – and, as it turned out, sounds. […]Read more "The Tate Modern – a Charnwood Arts Trip"
I’m posting here a sample of my photos from my trip to Switzerland, in the Grindelwald and Interlaken area, last August. Please enjoy! At the top we have the foothills below the Eiger at Grindewald valley. Then the shores of lake Thunersee near Interlaken. The hills above the Schynige Platte Alpine Garden recede into the distance, […]Read more "A selection of photographs"
The team behind the very successful Lego Movie of 2014 return for a new superhero-inspired animated comedy, focused on the perennially brooding Batman, who was a fan favourite in the last film. Chris McKay directs, whilst Phil Lord and Christopher Miller produce. Besides being a moody vigilante, Lego Batman (Will Arnett) also taps into the […]Read more "Film Review – Lego Batman Movie"
So another year has arrived, and with it a new movie based off of a video game. This has usually been a very mixed bag creatively, with properties not necessarily transferring well to a new medium and a wider audience, or greatly changing the essence of the source material (see Uwe Boll’s efforts!) Assassin’s Creed, […]Read more "Assassin’s Creed – a film retrospective"
Passengers is a new science fiction film for late 2016, directed by Morten Tyldum, and starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence (as two very bankable modern Hollywood figures) The movie revolves around a strange fusion of romance and a form of moral dilemma common to older science fiction print stories. In 1954, Tom Goodwin published […]Read more "PASSENGERS – A MOVIE REVIEW"