Good Omens is a nice and accurate adaptation of the book, but not much more.

“Good Omens”, starting on BBC2 tonight after an exclusive first run on Amazon Prime is a nice and accurate translation of a long-thought unfilmable book to the small screen, but that’s about it. Despite note-perfect casting, decent special effects and the presence of Neil Gaiman himself as showrunner, somehow the series ends up less than…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…