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…

10 Best Movies of 2017

I’ve given you my worst of the year list so I’ll end the year on a positive note with the best. 2017 was another year of change for Kneel Before Blog. The biggest change was that we switched to a star rating system for film around halfway through the year. TV will continue to be…

Doctor Who – 2017 Christmas Special

“Twice Upon a Time” Another Christmas Day brings us more Doctor Who with the swan song of Peter Capaldi’s version of the character to make way for something new. The most recent season ended with the Doctor resisting regeneration and coming face to face with the first face he ever wore. David Bradley takes on…

Paddington 2

The lovably accident prone bear with good manners and a heart of gold returns for another cinematic outing in Paul King’s Paddington 2. Paddington’s first cinematic outing was such a joy to watch that I’ll admit I was eagerly anticipating a second instalment. Everything about the first film fit together neatly and the end result…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 12

“The Doctor Falls” Doctor Who closes off the current season with an abundance of Cybermen and two versions of the Master to challenge the Doctor. The previous episode was a tough act to follow in terms of what it promised. Bringing back the Mondassian Cybermen, doubling up on versions of the Master and teasing a…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 11

“World Enough and Time” Doctor Who builds to the end of the season with a ship where time works differently in different sections. The episode begins with a really engaging cold open with Peter Capaldi’s Doctor spilling out of the TARDIS while undergoing the beginnings of a regeneration. He’s clearly distressed by it and doesn’t…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 10

“The Eaters of Light” Doctor Who heads to Roman occupied Scotland to learn the reason for the disappearance of the Roman Ninth Legion. This episode is an important one even if it doesn’t seem like it. Peter Capaldi’s time as the Doctor is coming to an end and this is the final stand alone episode…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 9

“Empress of Mars” Doctor Who heads to Mars after a message is discovered on the surface left at the time of Queen Victoria. The most recent episodes have been really full on so it was possibly for the best for the show to slow down and deliver something more stand-alone. It did feel refreshing to…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 8

“The Lie of the Land” Doctor Who closes off the arc started in “Extremis” and continued in “The Pyramid at the End of the World“. I’ve been very vocal about how weak the previous two episodes have been. Despite some strong ideas and excellent acting the overall premise has been fairly badly executed to the…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 7

“The Pyramid at the end of the World” Doctor Who continues the story started last week with a mysterious 5000 year old pyramid that appears overnight. Global threats have happened so often in the revived Doctor Who that they’ve become something of a joke. It gets to the point where the Earth has been threatened…