Category Archive: Film & Television

Public Enemies Re-View

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This movie has to be an experiment. Its bizarre creative choices can only be explained that way. Director Michael Mann had already shaped crime and action cinema so much before 2009’s Public Enemies.… Continue reading

Why Batman Shouldn’t Kill (VIDEO)

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Transcript: This is going to be a short video about why Batman shouldn’t be portrayed as a killer. As such I have to briefly refer to the movie Batman v Superman. I don’t… Continue reading

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Re-View

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The first Kingsman movie The Secret Service was a very good film. It also functioned as a very good James Bond/Harry Palmer pastiche full of Mark Millarisms. However it was a great film… Continue reading

The Underworld movies are actually good (VIDEO)

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Transcript: What if I told you that the Underworld movies are good? You’d scoff perhaps? Maybe you’d compare them to those dreadful Resident Evil movies? You might even make a joke about them… Continue reading

The Fate of the Furious Re-View

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The Hobbs movie is going to be amazing. Dwayne Johnson is so incredibly charming in the role as the soon-to-be eponymous DSS agent. His chemistry with Jason Statham is immense. They both know… Continue reading

Dana Scully deserves to be right: The flaw at the heart of The X-Files

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There’s a huge problem at the centre of how past and future X-Files stories have operated. The central premise of the show is that two FBI agents, you know their names, have to… Continue reading

This week on the Arrowverse: Introduction (VIDEO)

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Transcript: This video is to serve as an introduction to a new weekly video series I’ll be doing starting tomorrow. Basically I’ll be releasing weekly reviews of the shows from the Arrowverse, or… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

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Infinite Warfare hit the ground with something of a thud. It wasn’t so thuddish that Activision didn’t still make tonne of cash, but it was enough for them to go back to basics… Continue reading

Preacher season 2: a step up and a let down (VIDEO)

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  Transcript: The Vertigo comic series Preacher by Garth Ennis and the late, great Steve Dillon is very good. It’s dark, funny, and adventurous and can make you weep with very little effort.… Continue reading

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Re-View

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (or Salazar’s Revenge) is the world’s most over produced pantomime. The movie is over the top, broadly acted, it has too many jokes and… Continue reading