Walking With Dinosaurs: The Movie (2013) Review

Walking With Dinosaurs: The Movie (2013) Review

1999’s “Walking With Dinosaurs” was a ground-breaking and spectacular six part BBC nature documentary using state of the art film making techniques and special effects to give dinosaurs the full natural history documentary treatment. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh, it was serious, scholarly and also immensely entertaining. Imagine, then, such a bold, principled approach being revisited ..

Across The View Askewniverse: Yoga Hosers (2016) Review

Across The View Askewniverse: Yoga Hosers (2016) Review

The general consensus appears to be that “Yoga Hosers” is the point at which Kevin Smith irrevocably jumped his own proverbial shark but, for me, it’s the point at which he fully actualised as an artist, having no fucks left to give in pursuit of bringing his unique vision to the screen. Now, if that ..

Across The View Askewniverse: Zack And Miri Make A Porno (2008) Review

Across The View Askewniverse: Zack And Miri Make A Porno (2008) Review

Having returned to his ‘homeworld’ of the New Jersey Quick Stop to refresh himself, Smith set course once more for mainstream success – a success that once again would elude him for deeply unfair reasons. The deliberately provocative title and raunchy subject matter ended up overshadowing a movie which delivers not only a sweet romantic ..

Across The View Askewniverse: Tusk (2014) Review

Across The View Askewniverse: Tusk (2014) Review

Having entered a new phase of defiantly independent filmmaking, Smith followed up “Red State” with a bolder step into horror with an off-the-wall body horror that feels as much Cronenberg – and even Lars Von Trier – as it does Kevin Smith and while it pushes further into pure horror than his previous film, it’s ..

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2016) Review

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2016) Review

If “Avin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip” teaches us anything it’s that clearly Jason Lee remains comfortable subordinating to selfish, arrogant, bossy and manipulative pipsqueaks with trademark conspicuously central dental arrangements. Scientology will have taught him that much. I guess those dianetics courses aren’t cheap, though, hence why Lee continues to subject himself to ..