Is [insert film title here] a Christmas movie? The answer is always ‘Yes!’

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Hot takes roasting on an open thread, hashtags nipping at your prose. Once a year, everybody on Twitter, Facebook and beyond come together in a grand celebration of that most joyous of events: debating whether or not "Die Hard" (or occasionally another film) is really a Christmas … Continue reading Is [insert film title here] a Christmas movie? The answer is always ‘Yes!’

Jaws: The Revenge (1987) #SharkWeak Review

Among this movie’s few achievements is the coining of the instantly cliché tag line ‘This time it’s personal’. It also, like many “Jaws” fans, pretty much ignores “Jaws 3” completely, although not – it has to be said – to deliver a higher quality and more fitting end to the “Jaws” saga. When Sean Brody … Continue reading Jaws: The Revenge (1987) #SharkWeak Review

Mr Peabody & Sherman (2014) Review

There is an itch that Hollywood just can’t seem to scratch. It’s a nagging, nostalgic yearning for something from its collective youth that try as it might, it just can’t seem to get to catch on with the modern audience. I’m talking, of course, of “The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show”. Hollywood keeps on coming back … Continue reading Mr Peabody & Sherman (2014) Review

Grudge Match (2013) Review

“Grudge Match” is pretty much the film you probably think it is. If you approach it with that in mind, the chances are you’ll have a good time with it. More of a comedy drama than the out and out comedy the trailers suggest, it’s a solidly put together but gentle exploration of aging, regret … Continue reading Grudge Match (2013) Review