Craggus’ Countdown To Infinity: Thor (2011)

Craggus’ Countdown To Infinity: Thor (2011)

After an disastrous assault on Jotunheim, the home of the Frost Giants, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is banished by Odin (Anthony Hopkins) for his recklessness. Exiled to Earth while his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) stages a coup, Thor’s only chance of returning to Asgard is to prove himself worthy to wield the enchanted hammer Mjölnir which ..

Tenet (2020) struggles to establish its pledge, let alone deliver its prestige.

Tenet (2020) struggles to establish its pledge, let alone deliver its prestige.

Opening with the kind of crowded theatre scene that “Tenet” itself yearns to bring back to the world’s COVID-starved cinemas, Christopher Nolan’s latest high concept blockbuster sets out its mission statement right out of the gate with a relentlessly kinetic action sequence design to grab the auditorium by the throat. After barely surviving a dangerous ..

Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Review

Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Review

Offering first class accommodation, stunning views and a fine selection of a la carte thespian talent, Kenneth Branagh’s elegant and stylish remake of Christie’s famous novel is far more than a mere replacement cast service for the lauded 1974 ‘original’. Exhausted from work and ever so slightly jaded, celebrated Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is looking ..

Artemis Fowl (2020) ducks its obligations and gives fans of the books the bird.

Artemis Fowl (2020) ducks its obligations and gives fans of the books the bird.

First published in 2001, Eoin Colfer’s action-fantasy series of adventures centring around tweenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl (Jr) may at first glance appear to be little more than an attempt to cash-in on the then white-hot and unquestioned success of J K Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series but in reality the books hewed much closer to ..

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) Review

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) Review

Jack Ryan is arguably one of the great literary characters of the late 20th Century and his novelised adventures nearly rival the Bond novels in terms of creating an iconic fictional universe. Unfortunately, he has been less well served by the film adaptations than his British Secret Service counterpart.  Ryan is not a womanising, hard ..