Should you celebrate your name? I think so. Be proud, I say. After all, it’s your name. And thinking on my own name being one of the oldest in the world — it stands to reason that it would’ve turned up in quite a few movies and TV shows. So I decided to investigate. Here… Continue reading My favourite film and TV characters named Mike or Michael
Someone I know recently dyed their hair pink. It was previously purple, or maybe green or blue. I forget. Whatever it was, I remember it looked cool at the time. I always noticed it. And let’s face it, if you’ve got bright hair, weird hair, or queer hair, you’re automatically twice as interesting as the… Continue reading My favourite women in film with brightly-coloured hair
I thought about this the other day when my Ghost In The Shell (1995) DVD arrived in the post (as I really wanted to own a copy). To explain: this movie is an anime neo-noir cyberpunk thriller directed by Mamoru Oshii. It was given the Hollywood remake treatment in 2017, with a live-action version starring… Continue reading Why Scarlett Johansson should do more sci-fi
French actors to watch in 2021… who’s on your list? For me there’s a few I’ve seen of late which I think are cool. They all seem to be in upcoming sci-fi, too.
It’s that time of year again — spooky Christmas! For some of us, Halloween is far more interesting an occasion to celebrate than the fake birthday of Jesus. It’s the time of year for witches, magic, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, vampires, and things that go bump in the night. That time when weirdos and misfits come… Continue reading Halloween movies to watch on streaming (UK) in 2021
Make no mistake, tiny Florence Pugh is on the rise to stardom. I think I first saw her in Outlaw King (2018), which we’ll talk about in a bit. And now she’s part of the mighty MCU I expect we’ll be seeing a lot more of her in the near future. A welcome thing, too,… Continue reading Spotlight on: Florence Pugh
After watching The Green Knight at the cinema recently it got me thinking about knights in movies… movie knights, if you will — and which are the best, the bravest, the most chivalrous, and the funniest. That sort of thing. First, though, we need to define them. The dictionary describes a knight as ‘a mounted… Continue reading Knight fever! Who are your favourite knights in movies?
I guess from the title you can probably tell what I thought of this movie. It’s one of those I file under ‘critics love it but audiences don’t really get it’. Well, when I say audiences, I mean people like me. And I suppose I could say that I did get it, in that I… Continue reading The Green Knight review: strange, beautiful, but hard to love
I don’t think enough people talk about Samara Weaving. That’s the cut and thrust of this particular blog. Basically, I think she should be in the same kinds of conversations as Margot Robbie…
It’s nice to see Zack Snyder go back to his zombie roots. The last time he played in that sandpit was Dawn of the Dead (2004). With Army of the Dead (2021) the concept is this: Las Vegas falls to zombies and so humans wall it off and plan to nuke the city (as this… Continue reading Army of the Dead: has its moments but doesn’t pop