It’s no mystery that Betws-Y-Coed is dubbed "the gateway into Snowdonia". Upon arriving you’re welcomed by forest-clad mountains of such grandeur that it’s not unreasonable to draw parallels with the Canadian Rockies. After all, the forests here are composed largely of the mighty Douglas Firs - native throughout British Columbia but only introduced to this neck of the woods some decades ago.
Saturday, 23 June 2018
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
This year marks the 34th anniversary of supernatural comedy classic Ghostbusters (1984) and the phenomenal franchise it spawned. To celebrate, embark on a self-made movie tour in New York City by visiting seven locations that served iconic scenes in the film and its 1989 sequel, as well as the 2016 reboot-inspired attraction in Times Square.
Monday, 11 June 2018
'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Review: The Latest 'Jurassic' Sequel Brings Down The Franchise’s Fences Once And For All
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Isabella Sermon, B.D. Wong, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, Daniella Pineda, Jeff Goldblum, Justice Smith, James Cromwell, Ted Levine
WARNING: Major spoilers ahead!
There was a time when audiences thought they’d never see a Jurassic film grace the silver screen ever again. The franchise’s 14-year hiatus followed 2001’s dismal Jurassic Park III, and the first few years of that absence saw fans scouring the internet for any indication of a fourth film. Of course, there was that script – yes, the one involving dinosaur-human hybrids – that, thankfully, fossilised before it ever saw the light of a filmmaker’s laboratory. However, 2015’s monstrously-successful, nostalgia-powered juggernaut Jurassic World proved to be worth the long wait.
Monday, 4 June 2018
I've been a little busy lately obsessing over all things Marvel and Josh Brolin, as well as a trip to Tokyo (blog post on its way) and other serious commitments, such as moving home and watching 13 Reasons Why. But while I'm keeping my promise of bringing short and sweet reviews, you can expect a piece of prehistoric proportions when I watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom later this week. Stay tuned and stay curious.
As the dinosaur blockbuster celebrates its 25th birthday, we look back at the impression it made on its release in 1993, and the impossible benchmark it raised for future filmmaking.
Friday, 27 April 2018
A great horror has become as rare as my movie reviews. Nevertheless, I'm here to kill two birds with one stone with my reviews for Unsane and A Quiet Place. Before you read, though, what do you think of introducing sound-sensitive alien monsters into cinemas worldwide to deal with the sub-humans of society who don't know how to shut up during a film? Could this be a lucrative idea? I'm curious to hear your thoughts so comment below!
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
From the creator of masterpieces Jaws and Jurassic Park (for starters) comes Ready Player One. But just like those two classics, this movie is based on a bestselling novel. So what happens when the ingenious geeky minds of Spielberg and Ernest Cline collide?
Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft in the gun-toting explorer’s latest big-screen outing. But you’ll find no connection to Angelina Jolie’s (underrated) 2001 and 2003 movies here. Just like with a video game console, the reset button has been hit.
Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Flash Film Reviews: Three Billboards, Black Panther, Game Night, Annihilation, Love Simon & The Shape of Water
Monday, 5 March 2018
Another delay with getting film reviews to you, but what with buggering off to Toronto for my wedding anniversary (blog post coming up), being snowed in during the Great British Blizzard (no blog posts but plenty of chit-chat about bread and milk, for reasons unknown), and, well, watching said-films, I don't feel like apologising much. But then I am British, so I'm very, very sorry. Anyway, here are four flash film reviews with another three (at the moment, at least) coming right up. Sorry again.