Marvel – masters of the cinematic universe

For this posting I’d like to discuss the evolution of the Marvel universe. I recently – finally – got around to seeing The Avengers. Or, as it’s known in the UK, Avengers Assemble (damn you, Steed). I have to say, having unavoidably seen and heard many reviews, I was worried I wouldn’t enjoy it and… Continue reading Marvel – masters of the cinematic universe

The wonderful weirdness of Johnny Depp

I was thinking about the Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill remake of 21 Jump Street recently – incidentally a really good film, Tatum is much funnier than I expected – and it reminded me of Johnny Depp’s cameo near the end. A complete scene-stealing, unexpected moment that lasts less than 2 minutes. It’s brilliant. Check… Continue reading The wonderful weirdness of Johnny Depp

Dark Knight – the rise of Robin?

Fair play to Joseph Gordon Levitt (hereafter known as JGL), his career has been incredibly interesting. He has only recently started to appear in proper blockbuster type films, most of those with Chris Nolan. I remember him from his Third Rock from the Sun days. If you watch the early episodes you realise how young… Continue reading Dark Knight – the rise of Robin?

Bane vs Catwoman – scene stealers!

Ok, for my very first blog I thought I’d offer my take on the latest Batman film. For the purposes of this blog I’ll assume that you, the reader, has a fair idea what the film is about and the films that have gone before it. I am going to assume a certain level of… Continue reading Bane vs Catwoman – scene stealers!