Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man enters the world of cinematic animation in Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman’s reality hopping Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Audiences have seen a number of versions of Spider-Man since the 2002 Sam Raimi film set the world on fire and elevated interest in the character to a whole new level. We’re on our…

Kneel Before Pod – A Boy and his Symbiote

Ruben Fleischer’s Venom was released a while back and the team overcome problems like a loss in internet to get together to have a discussion about it. They talk inconsistencies, true symbiosis, Eminem’s theme song, the lack of Spider-Man and even take some of your questions. Craig and Angus can be found as writers on…

Bohemian Rhapsody

The growth of rock & roll supergroup Queen and the life of Freddie Mercury are brought to the big screen in Bryan Singer’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Biopics are a tricky thing when it comes to storytelling as it’s difficult to find out what the film will actually be about. To my mind the best examples pick…

Halloween (2018)

The grandfather of slasher movies is rebooted for the modern age in David Gordon Green’s Halloween. John Carpenter’s Halloween deserves the label of “classic” as far as I’m concerned. It’s a wonderfully tense and expertly crafted mood piece that shows just how talented John Carpenter is. It’s no surprise that it spawned a number of…

Venom

An alien life form bonds with a disgraced reporter and they find a way to work together in Ruben Fleischer’s Venom. Tom Hardy plays Eddie Brock; a reporter who prides himself on bringing down the corrupt and exposing the truth even if that’s harmful to his reputation. Eddie Brock being a crusader for justice by…

Christopher Robin

An adult Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) is encouraged to recapture his sense of fun and adventure when he reunites with his childhood friend in Marc Forster’s Christopher Robin. The basic structure of this film will be familiar to many people. On the surface it’s the same story as Hook; a film that also features one…

The Meg

A prehistoric shark thought to be long extinct finds its way to the civilised world and threatens to cause untold devastation in Jon Turteltaub’s The Meg. I’m a sucker for a monster movie. If there’s a giant creature terrorising people then there’s a good chance I’ll be interested. Based on the marketing The Meg looked like it would…

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…

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

The agents of the Impossible Mission Force are tasked with saving the world from total destruction once again in Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout. The Mission: Impossible franchise is arguably just an excuse for Tom Cruise to find new ways to put himself in mortal danger for the sake of an impressive action sequence….

Steel Country

A sanitation worker becomes obsessed with uncovering the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a young boy in Simon Fellows’ Steel Country. There are parts of America that have all but been forgotten about by those in power. These areas were once the centre of industry but have fallen into a state of dilapidation as…