Best geek movies throughout history.
Why There Will Never Be a Shopaholic Movie #2
Hard to believe this movie graced us with its presence just over 12 years ago. Long before it was made, the book written by Sophie Kinsella which introduced to the world, Rebecca Bloomwood (aka Becky) who as we all do loved to shop which hit the bookstores in the year 2000. This lovely character teamed excitement of shopping with the downside of using money wisely, and as an owner of a credit card that perhaps gets used more than it should, this book and movie combination is relatable on all levels.
I don’t want to think about Annette Crosbie having sex!
For a decade Annete Crosbie was best known for playing Victor Meldrews long suffering wife Margaret in the smash hit BBC comedy One Foot In The Grave and for most of us, that’s just how we like to see her. But recently subscription streaming channel BritBox who partner with Channel 4 have been raiding the annals of the channels first movie releases way back in the early 1980s with surprising results.
So you’re locked up in your house wondering when the madness outside will end. You’re bored; you have an exaggerated case of cabin fever. Some of you probably have high anxiety about your future, the state of your finances, and the world economy. It’s understandable, and sometimes we need a reminder that it could be worse. I mean, Gemma and Tom would like to leave the house too. Indeed leave their ugly little subdivision, but even that is not possible. They have no games to play, no books to read, no TV to watch and their child is from Hell.
Titanic (1953) - A Tribute to the Titanic
Never forget the heroes of the Titanic. Titanic is a 1953 film based on the famous true story. Boarding the ship, Richard and Julia are forced to recognize their unhappy marriage. During this ill-fated journey, secrets are revealed, affecting the relationship they have with their children.
‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Movie Review
In this epic kaiju crossover, Kong is being quarantined on Skull Island in order to protect him from Godzilla, hoping to prevent an inevitable fight for dominance. When a company called Apex discovers there may be a hidden prehistoric world at the center of the Earth, the same world from which all of these giant monsters supposedly came, the head of Apex (Demián Bichir) approaches a scientist (Alexander Skarsgård) to lead an expedition there. It turns out that Kong may be the secret to finding this hidden world, so he is transported to a research site in Antarctica, along with his handler (Rebecca Hall) and a little girl who is seemingly able to communicate with him (Kaylee Hottle). But not only does this put Godzilla on his trail, it is clear that Apex is hiding something, and young Madison Russell (Millie Bobby Brown), her friend Josh (Julian Dennison), and a conspiracy podcaster (Bryan Tyree Henry) are determined to find out what they’re up to.
Why Disney Live-Action Reboots Just Don’t Work
If you’re like me, you have a spot soft in your heart for both animated TV and movies. You grew up watching 90s 2D Disney films and Nickelodeon on TV. It was a great era! There was no separation of the real and the fantastical and everything was a fairytale. Not to say that these movies and shows did not provide life lessons, but they lacked the gritty realism that went with the movies your parents were watching at the time. They were colorful and bright, instilling in you a sense of happiness and awe.
Seeing in Technicolor w/ "Moonlight"
Coming just off the back of Pride month, and an entire four years later, I figured it was the perfect time to re-watch probably one of the most beautiful and painful films I’ve ever seen. An Academy Award winner for Best Picture in 2016, this film had me shook to my core and drowning in tears. But damn was it worth it! And although some of you may not get as emotional in films as I definitely do, Moonlight will still have you thinking about the ripples and consequences your actions create in life. Like waves in the ocean, or tears running down a face. Trust me when I say, this film provides a perspective you didn’t know you needed in your life.
Movie Review: 'Trigger Point'
The new action movie Trigger Point gets off to a very strange start from the very first production logo. The film comes under the Chicken Soup for the Soul production banner, This is literally the company that has branded Chicken Soup for the Soul for over a decade and not a snarky boutique production that lifted the brand name. This is bizarre because Trigger Point is a B-movie action flick about assassins doing assassinations.
Promising Young Women
Female filmmakers seem to be on the rise. Some of the better films of 2020 have been made by women, as evidenced in this year's award season, among them Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman. These films show a clarity of vision, a fresh perspective, and turn the social paradigm on its head. But where have all these female auteurs been? This past year in lockdown, I set out to research the history of women filmmakers. If you're jonesing for more films by female filmmakers like I was, below are a few films I discovered from promising young women of the past. This is by no means a comprehensive list, just a few highlights of the many films I found, and doesn't include more well-known films that I have already seen (ex: Tiny Furniture, Hurt Locker, The Piano). Also, just to note, there were many films made by women at the early stages of film's history (we're talking 1890's-1930's), but many of them are difficult to find or no longer available.
Films I'm Excited for in 2021 & Beyond
This year past year has been tough on the industry - especially for films. However, with lockdown set to ease in the UK and films scheduled for release across steaming platforms and cinemas - I'm thrilled at the prospect of dusting off my Cineworld card and dive into new content.
Movie Review: 'Vanquish'
Vanquish is a dimwitted, ugly and joyless entry into the action genre. The film stars Ruby Rose in the role of Victoria, a former assassin and thief turned personal care assistant to Morgan Freeman’s Damon. Damon is America’s Top Cop, a beloved law enforcement figure who was paralyzed when attacked in his home by unknown thugs. Secretly, however, Damon is also a leading underworld baddie with scores to settle.
My Favourite Movies Of All Time
I love films. I love to watch them. I love to dissect them. I love to discuss them, I love to share them and I love to write about them.