The Dark Knight Rises hypothesis/pre-review

I know the title seems confusing, but hear me out. As I am a big fan of Batman and Nolan's Batverse, I have doused myself in the mythology, the hints and clues that Nolan and co. have been tossing about lately and way back when about this final chapter of the Nolan Batman-saga. Also, as [...]

The Dark Knight Rises preview

An unexpected weight was put on Christopher Nolan’s shoulders after the mega success of 2008, The Dark Knight, when Heath Ledger,one of the main stars, died unexpectedly. The decision to cast Ledger as the iconic villain, The Joker, raised a lot of eyebrows in advance but proved to be a great decision, but eventually turned [...]

The Social Network

Hands up, who wanted to see a movie about the creation of Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg? Thought so, neither did I. Well, anyway, it got made, and by none other than David Fincher of Fight Club fame. And surprisingly, it turned out good though not in a way I expected it to. Mark [...]

My reaction to Tom Hardy being cast as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises

What do you remember about the older Batman movies, before Chris Nolan came and took the reins, effectively rebooting the whole franchise and making Batman a dark character that, at least on some level, can be taken seriously? Nipples, crotches, rubber suits, Schwarzenegger and neon colours? Joel Schumacher single-handedly pretty much butchered the series after [...]

Paul

Slightly flinchy at times. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in a movie about aliens? Is anyone actually surprised? Most probably think Paul is the third part in Frost-Pegg-Wright’s hugely successful and lauded ’Blood and Ice Cream’ trilogy when it in fact is a buddy-movie by Pegg and Frost alone. According to Pegg the idea originated [...]

Anathema live @ The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton, 16/02/2011

Anathema with Awake by Design and North Atlantic Oscillation First off, I'd like to apologise for the absence of new posts on this site. I've been quite bogged down with other stuff, and three of my stories I wanted to post here I couldn't earlier as they were a part of my Magazine production course [...]

The Men Who Stare At Goats

  Hollywood needs more proper slapstick movies. Long gone are the days of The Marx brothers’ genius comedies that I greatly admire. The thought occurred to me when I was watching The Men Who Stare At Goats, an ensemble comedy starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges, men who are interested in [...]