I give Chapter & Verse on Darren Aronofsky’s Noah (2014)

I give Chapter & Verse on Darren Aronofsky’s Noah (2014)

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, ..

Hulk (2003) Review

Hulk (2003) Review

Don’t remake it angry, you won’t like it when you’re angry Not to be corny, but today marks the 15th anniversary of the not-so-jolly green giant’s big screen debut, Ang Lee’s underappreciated “Hulk”. It also probably marks at least ten years since I last watched it and I’d always considered it the lesser of the ..

There’s no puzzle to what gives Labyrinth (1986) its magic.

There’s no puzzle to what gives Labyrinth (1986) its magic.

Published as part of Realweegiemidget’s Pop Stars Moonlighting Blogathon 2020. There’s an immutability to the best of Jim Henson’s work and it’s that sense of timelessness that marks “Labyrinth” out as one of the finest classics of his astonishingly rich legacy. While many of Henson’s frequent collaborators – George Lucas, Frank Oz – were involved ..

Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Review

Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Review

Alita: Battle Angel slices, dices and occasionally surprises Knowing nothing of the original Manga on which it’s based (the closest I can claim is that I quite enjoy the 2009 animated movie “Astro Boy”, which shares a surprising amount of story with this film), “Alita: Battle Angel” still held a strong appeal thanks to the ..

Top Gun: Maverick (2022) Review

Top Gun: Maverick (2022) Review

Top Gun: Maverick has a need, but it’s not necessarily for speed While the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to be the punchbag of choice of cinephiles and gatekeepers, to quote Yoda, “there is another” – a phantom menace which, while undeniably delivering the bums on seats that various factions either embrace or dismiss depending on ..