Kneel Before Pod – In Search of Orange Slices

Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp has finally made its way to UK cinemas so Kneel Before Pod is bringing the usual Marvel Cinematic Universe coverage in the form of an in depth discussion. Craig and Andrew get together to discuss size changing car chases, de ageing CGI tech and the culinary potential of the Quantum…

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Paul Rudd’s size changing superhero returns in an adventure that needs a partner in Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. The first Ant-Man was a lot of fun and managed to subvert the common superhero blockbuster tropes to a certain degree in a really entertaining way. A big part of its success was the tongue…

Marvel Cinematic Universe Ranking Phase II

Since the last time I did this list there have been more films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so I saw fit to update that list ahead of the imminent release of the long awaited Avengers: Infinity War. I’ve altered some of the text on the entries that belonged to the previous list where…

War for the Planet of the Apes

The saga started in Rise of the Planet of the Apes comes to an end in Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes. I’ve been a huge fan of these films since the first one. Taking a well known concept like Planet of the Apes and turning it on its head to focus…

Ant-Man

A common discussion among moviegoers is over when the mighty Marvel Studios will release that apparently inevitable misfire that will signal their downward spiral. Whether you subscribe to that belief or not, Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man is not that misfire. Ant-Man has had a difficult development. It’s been sitting on a shelf since before the first…

EIFF 2015 – Addicted to Fresno

Jamie Babbit’s Addicted to Fresno -or simply Fresno as it was known when I saw it at the Edinburgh International Film Festival- follows a recovering sex addict and her sister who get in way over their head after a relapse accidentally ends with a death that the sisters scramble to cover up. Judy Greer plays…

Jurassic World

Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World takes audience back to the past as the theme park promised in Spielberg’s unforgettable Jurassic Park is open to the public and raking in all sorts of cash. It has been 22 years since the original Jurassic Park hit cinemas and it has remained a cultural benchmark ever since. Not even…

On the Silver Screen – Men, Women & Children

Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children offers commentary on the role of digital communication in the lives of a group of parents and their children as they try to navigate their various relationships. This is probably the right time for a film like this to come out given the modern world’s reliance and addiction to…

On the Silver Screen – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

apes on horsedMatt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Rupert Wyatt’s 2011 prequel/reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes and chronicles the continuation of the society of hyper intelligent apes asserting their dominance over planet Earth following the near extinction of humanity. Picking up several years…