I saw Hidden Figures back in early January at a preview screening at Odeon. Since then I’ve been bombarded by trailer after trailer for the film. This wouldn’t be a problem if it were a teaser we were talking about, but no. The final Hidden Figures trailer is the most tragic case of spoiling an… Continue reading Trailer comparison: Hidden Figures and Fences.
Imagine a world in which men had been pushed to the point where they willingly put all of their money on the line in a fight to the death; the winner walking away with everything in the other’s possession. Before starting the fight, you find a quiet area, making sure you’re not followed, and dig… Continue reading Traders.
“The dark side is a pathway to many abilities; some considered to be unnatural.” Let’s rewind ten years. I was fifteen years old. Had enjoyed the first two Star Wars prequels but knew, deep down, they weren’t perfect films. Despite the disappointment that had greeted those movies across the board, anticipation for Revenge of the… Continue reading Revenge of the Sith (2005).
“Strike me down with all of your hatred, and your journey towards the Dark side will be complete!” So, remember how I said I loved the tone of The Empire Strikes Back? Well the final part of the original Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi, went a considerably different route for a good portion… Continue reading Return of the Jedi (1983).
“No, not try! Do, or do not. There is no try.” Just what would American cinema be without the wisdom of Jedi master Yoda? Without the saga-defining twist that shook audiences around the world? Without the iconic Imperial March accompanying the Galactic Empire in their relentless pursuit of the Rebel Alliance? With the widespread success… Continue reading The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
Before I get into this review, I’d like to make something clear: if you’ve seen the trailer for Terminator Genisys, you have no need to see the movie. Not in the cinema at least. I’m serious. The trailer for this film summed up everything I detest about Hollywood trailers, giving away the most interesting scenes,… Continue reading Terminator Genisys.