Suicide Squad: The Harley Quinn show

We all knew it would work, didn’t we? Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Arguably, there’s never been a better match of actor and character in a superhero movie (except maybe Jack Nicholson as The Joker, but that was decades ago). And with the addition of Will Smith – reuniting them after their pairing in con… Continue reading Suicide Squad: The Harley Quinn show

X-Men: Apocalypse – review

The thing about superhero movies (as some geeky pub conversations may go), is that they have to get bigger and more spectacular each time. To the point where there’s nowhere left to take the story. And, whilst previous X-Men films have destroyed the Golden Gate Bridge and football stadiums and such, the only logical way… Continue reading X-Men: Apocalypse – review

Deadpool: Never a hero

Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) pauses from a life-and-death battle to break the fourth wall, much to the dismay of his comrades Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapicic).

It’s taken a while but Ryan Reynolds has finally been allowed to do what he wants on screen. More or less. And Deadpool is pretty much the perfect character for him. He IS Ryan Reynolds.

Spotlight: compelling tale, well told

I’m really not sure what you’re supposed to refer to Tom McCarthy as: Writer? Director? Actor? Hollywood’s messiah? A very naughty boy? Ok, I may have gone off on a tangent slightly. What I’m trying to say is that this guy is prolific and prodigiously talented. This is a bloke that’s acted in The Wire,… Continue reading Spotlight: compelling tale, well told

Joy: Lawrence adds strings to her bow

Let’s say, in some other reality, Jennifer Lawrence hadn’t met David O. Russell and her career had (thus far) just been built upon an impressively gritty debut (Winter’s Bone) and a teen action franchise (Hunger Games), would we hold her in such high regard? I rather doubt it. And this really isn’t a dig, but… Continue reading Joy: Lawrence adds strings to her bow