Doctor Who: The Pyramid At The End Of The World (S10E07) Review

If, after the thrilling bait-and-switch cliff-hanger of last week’s “Extremis”, you were looking forward the Monks Trilogy’s “Empire Strikes Back”, bad news: you’ve ended up getting “The Phantom Menace” instead. When a five-thousand-year-old pyramid appears overnight in a disputed area between American, Russian and Chinese forces, the Secretary-General of the United Nations invokes the protocol … Continue reading Doctor Who: The Pyramid At The End Of The World (S10E07) Review

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) Review

Where “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes” was a pleasant much-better-than-expected surprise, it’s sequel (the sequel to the prequel after the [failed*] reboot of the franchise) has a much higher standard to live up to. Set ten years after the events of the previous film, “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” picks up … Continue reading Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) Review

Noah (2014) Review

Sadly, we will never see the definitive version of the story of Noah’s Ark as envisioned by Eddie Izzard (starring James Mason as God with Sean Connery as Noah), so we’ll have to make do with  Darren Aronofsky’s take on possibly the most famous Old Testament fable. With ‘Biblical Accuracy’ being something of an oxymoron, … Continue reading Noah (2014) Review

Damnation Alley (1977) Review

The first time I saw "Damnation Alley", it was on late night TV and I must have been about thirteen or fourteen. It had the perfect mixture of ingredients to immediately attain legendary status in my young psyche: it starred George Peppard, who played everybody's fourth favourite character in "The A-Team", it also starred Jan-Michael … Continue reading Damnation Alley (1977) Review

Warm Bodies (2013) Review

A clever spin on the largely played out zombie craze, “Warm Bodies” delivers an enjoyable, surprisingly gentle comedy horror. Despite being stuck with the duties of the narrator, Nicholas Hoult is brilliant as recovering zombie ‘R’ and uses the inner monologue of our hero to turn the role into something special. The engaging and intriguing … Continue reading Warm Bodies (2013) Review

This Is The End (2013) Review

The stoner movie to end all stoner movies – literally. Seth Rogen’s latest is a drug, alcohol, sex and Milky Way-fuelled comedy blowout with apocalyptic bite as he sends up himself, his friends and the celebrity LA lifestyle. Revolving around a housewarming party thrown by James Franco, played with a indulgent, knowing egotistism by, erm, James … Continue reading This Is The End (2013) Review