Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Review

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Review

With yet another reboot comes greater responsibility: Spider-Man Homecoming The previous “Amazing Spider-Man” movies showed us that Spider-Man’s most implacable foe was studio interference and while I personally enjoyed what Marc Webb and Andree Garfield were trying to do, there’s no denying “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” was a convoluted and overstuffed mess of studio-mandated world ..

Disney’s reanimated version of The Lion King is Hakuna Meh-tata

Disney’s reanimated version of The Lion King is Hakuna Meh-tata

There’s probably a very good reason William Shakespeare didn’t turn to the flora and fauna of Africa when originally staging “Hamlet” and my money is on the inability of big cats to emote properly because that’s one of the biggest problems with this ‘live-action’ Lion King has. Oh, it’s still a great story, competently told ..

Iron Man (2008) Review

Iron Man (2008) Review

After years in the red, Marvel found itself Back In Black with Iron Man When genius, billionaire, playboy, industrialist (he’s yet to graduate to philanthropist at this point) Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) is kidnapped and mortally wounded during a terrorist ambush in Afghanistan, he must use every ounce of his ingenuity to survive and ..

Iron Man 2 (2010) Review

Iron Man 2 (2010) Review

Iron Man 2 sees old shellhead get an upgrade for all the heavy lifting he’s got to do Revelling in his new-found fame, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) is hiding a secret: the very thing which saved his life and powers his suit is killing him. Seeking to secure his legacy in the face of ..

What If… Zombies?! is grisly, gripping fun!

What If… Zombies?! is grisly, gripping fun!

It may not be the most pressing, or indeed grammatically structured question posed by Marvel’s animated AU series but WHAT IF… ZOMBIES?! might just be the most fun. Returning from the Quantum Realm (as seen in ANT-MAN AND THE WASP), an infected Janet Van Dyne attacks Hank Pym and together they bring the virus back, ..

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2006) 15th Anniversary Review

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2006) 15th Anniversary Review

Long before there were thoughts of a sequel which defied all logic and was actually really, really good there was another follow-up to JUMANJI. One that didn’t reprise the jungle-based adventure game itself but dared to tempt us with the idea of a shared movie universe of games which could transport us anywhere. A concept ..

Chef (2014) Review

Chef (2014) Review

Chef is a joyous celebration of food, fatherhood and following your passions. I thought before I sat down to write this, I was going to do a piece crammed with as many cooking and food puns as I could think of. But to concentrate on the culinary aspects of this movie is to do writer/ ..