'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' A Review
Before I set about watching this documentary, I knew very little about Fred Rogers and what he really did. Being in the UK and growing up in the 90s, I wasn't exactly poised to be well-acquainted with Fred Rogers, or the children's show that bore his name, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. What I knew about him I discovered mostly recently through short clips of one amazing speech he gave or another, or that time he convinced a very cynical Senator to invest $20 million of public money into public television. He struck me as an odd guy, someone who appeared to be so alien compared to, well... the rest of the United States. So how could a man so clearly eccentric and nice, so fundamentally make such a wide impact on the American psyche? Well, this documentary seeks to shed some light on the man that Rogers was, and just how important his message was.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: A Review
I know what you're thinking. You're outraged aren't you? How dare I not enjoy Ant-Man and the Wasp. I'm a traitor to the MCU fandom and should be exiled to watch just the DC Extended Universe movies. But I ask you, in your heart of hearts, was the film really that great? I will warn you at this point that there are spoilers ahead, so if you haven't seen it and don't want it being spoiled, then click away now.
'Incredibles 2' A Review
It's been nearly a week since Incredibles 2 was released in the UK and I've had time to mull over the film that I saw and properly consider its worth in light of its predecessor and the current film landscape. The first Incredibles, released in 2004, was a superhero film the likes of which we'd never seen before. A family of 'supers' forced into hiding as superheroes had been outlawed, a film you'd expect would largely focus on superheroics, instead focused on the domestic. Dealing mainly with the struggles of such an extraordinary family in a less than extraordinary setting. It was about the domestic elements of the family, slowly developing their own identities as 'supers' allowing those identities to bring them closer together as a family and as a team.
'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Review
If you haven't seen it yet, a word of warning, but why are you reading this? Spoilers! Nowadays I go into the cinema with the same expectations as I would when going to the bathroom with a box of popcorn and a diet cola. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy watching movies, but I also enjoy relieving myself.
'Watchmen:' A Review
Before I begin, I'll offer a fair warning that this review may contain story spoilers, and is about the graphic novel only, not the movie. The Watchmen story written by Alan Moore, with art by Dave Gibbons and colorist John Higgins was, up until recently, the most well-known graphic novel I knew virtually nothing about. In fact, that I knew up to that point was only really what I had drawn from the movie adaptation by Zack Snyder, the director's cut which amounted to something three hours long and sometimes confusing.
'Doctor Strange 2' Might Not Be Happening
We've all seen the latest Infinity War trailer, which shows an ominous picture of the Sorcerer Supreme in some very serious trouble. While I, like most fans, suspected this to be just a tease and there's no way they would kill off such a character so soon after their initial introduction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to Benedict Cumberbatch, there may not necessarily be a Doctor Strange sequel in the near future.
'The Greatest Showman': A Review
As a huge fan of musical theatre, the moment I heard there would be a new musical movie I was already on the edge of my seat wanting to buy tickets. I then saw Hugh Jackman in the title role and my interest was piqued even more—I, admittedly, am a huge fan of his work. However, due to family commitments I was unable to go to the opening night showing and had to wait to see the movie. As the days went by, I began to think: am I gearing myself up too much for this? We’ve all seen time and time before, an excellent cast does not necessarily mean an excellent movie, and the more excited we are, the harder we fall. I tried to let myself down gently, to not think about the film I was so excited to see, to try and convince myself it would be mediocre at best so that when I’d seen it, it would either let me down a little or raise me up. I needn’t have worried so much. I was squirming with excitement in my seat despite my efforts—and The Greatest Showman (TGS) not only managed to deliver, it blew me away.
Hugh Jackman Said to be Considering Wolverine Return
Fans of the Hugh Jackman turn as the Wolverine character have seen him appear on screen as the character a total of 9 times so far, and despite the fact that Logan was said to be his final swansong, this may not actually end up being the case, at least that's according to MCU regular, Sebastian Stan.
8 Disappointing Things About 'LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2'
Don’t get me wrong, I could play as LEGO Star Lord all day, mostly holding the B button to listen to his jams and watch him dance around. Other than that, however, I was unfortunately very disappointed with the latest in the LEGO superhero franchise. I feel it is important to note that I almost always play local co-op, and this game was played through on multiplayer over three days. Why three days? I just didn’t have that “new game urge” – you know the one, where you have a new game and all you want to do is keep playing it all day every day. I have only played the main story, but while I am writing this, my partner is playing solo and exploring the open world of Chronopolis.
'Blade Runner': A Review
Blade Runner was one of those movies that, for me, existed on my periphery for as long as I can remember but for one reason or another never actually got round to watching. Whenever the film was mentioned by someone else, they would always talk about how great it was, but from the small clips I had seen, I just wasn't massively drawn to it as I probably should have been. That is, until the other night.
Stan Lee Showed up on 'Jeopardy' to Give Clues About Himself
You all know him, you all love him, and even if you don't know and love him, his face is bound to be familiar. You see, if you've seen at least one Marvel movie over the last ten years, you will have seen Stan Lee's face pop up at some point or another. The Marvel legend himself, the guy who perhaps embodies comicbook nerddom is literally everywhere, and all the while being one of the nicest guys on the planet.