10 Worst Movies of 2017

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 rated out of 10 but films will be rated on a scale of 1-5 stars as is the accepted standard for…

Atomic Blonde

An undercover CIA agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to recover a list of double agents in David Leitch’s Atomic Blonde. The first thing that stands out about this film is the sense of style. A Germany divided by the Berlin Wall is faithfully recreated in a way that almost makes the…

The Mummy

Universal try to launch their own Marvel style Cinematic Universe using their classic monsters starting with Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy. By my count this is the third time Universal have tried to create a modern connected universe using their monsters with the first effort I, Frankenstein being a critical and commercial failure followed by a…

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…

Tiger Raid

Based on the stage play, Radio Luxembourg by Mick Donnellan; Simon Dixon’s Tiger Raid follows two mercenaries in an unspecified Middle Eastern location on a morally questionable mission. The important thing here isn’t the details of the plot. They are kept really ambiguous. I assume the reason for this is to not have the film…

Jet Trash Press Junket

I had the opportunity to interview several people involved with the film Jet Trash. In attendance were actors Osy Ikhile and Robert Sheehan as well as director Charlie Belleville and producer Andy Brunskill. Each of them were kind enough to give me their time and talk openly about the film. There are plenty of good…