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….

Ready Player One

Steven Spielberg brings a digital world to life in his adaptation of the wannabe cult classic novel Ready Player One. I’ll start with a brief overview of my feelings on the novel. In short I think it’s an easy read but has several fundamental problems that prevent it from ever being good. The characters are…

The Cloverfield Paradox

Netflix surprises viewers with a new entry in the mysterious Cloverfield franchise with Julius Onah’s outer space thriller The Cloverfield Paradox. I’d happily go on record saying that I really like the Cloverfield franchise. Before this entry it consisted of two movies that don’t seem to connect to each other unless you read lots of…

Kneel Before Pod – Star Trek Beyond

The bridge crew consisting of myself (Craig), Sandy, Angus and Natalie reassembled to complete our discussions of the rebooted Star Trek films by talking about Star Trek Beyond. The review of the film can be found here. Please be advised that there are significant spoilers for the film but the audio does forewarn you of…

Star Trek Beyond

Justin Lin takes the director’s chair from J.J. Abrams to deliver Star Trek Beyond; the third in the alternate reality reboot of Star Trek. Three years ago I walked out of the midnight screening of Star Trek Into Darkness as an angry man. Nobody should be as angry as I was at 2am and I…

Kneel Before Pod – Star Trek Into Darkness

After our discussion of Star Trek (2009) it only made sense to talk about Star Trek Into Darkness. Natalie, Angus, Sandy and myself (Craig) got back together to discuss the divisive sequel and come to some form of consensus on what works and doesn’t work about it. This is the second podcast so all feedback…

Kneel Before Pod – Star Trek (2009)

Kneel Before Blog is branching out into the Podcast world and what better way to begin than talking about the J.J. Abrams Star Trek movies. On the panel for this particular discussion were me (Craig), Angus, Natalie and Sandy who all had differing opinions on this entry into the Star Trek franchise. The discussion went…

Ice Age: Collision Course

Mike Thurmeier and Galen T. Chu’s Ice Age: Collision Course is the fifth entry in the Ice Age series and this time, the herd are tasked with saving all life on Earth. Yes, you read that correctly. This series has gotten so tired and bloated that it has got to this point. How could such…

Absolutely Anything

Terry Jones’ Absolutely Anything explores what might happen if an ordinary guy was granted the power to do absolutely anything. This is a pretty familiar premise in fiction as the concept of wish fulfillment has limitless possibilities for storytelling. We would all like to be lifted from our humble lives and be granted the power…