Friday, 24 October 2014

Star Wars Rebels - Fighter Flight

Harsher viewers would pop the third episode of Rebels, Fighter Flight, into the 'filler' category. It doesn't move the overall story on at all, but it was enjoyable with some cool set pieces. Making use of the classic 'pair up the two squabbling characters and watch them bond' trope, Ezra and Zeb are packed off the Ghost on a supply run when their arguing manages to hack off everything on-board.

You know how that part of the episode will work out already, with Ezra and Zeb coming to understand each other and appreciate their very different strengths.

Marvel Double Bill! Captain America (1990) and Dr.Strange (1978)

Last week I saw down with my brother and Super Duper Stuff friend The Craggus to watch some 'classic' Marvel films. 

There will be more in the future, but to start we have the first cinematic outing for Captain America and a made for TV Dr.Strange movie.....


Director - Albert Pyun
Cast - Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Scott Paulin, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin, Francesca Neri and Michael Nouri

Despite not looking utterly terrible, this original cinematic take on the First Avenger lurches from one mistake to another.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Director - Jonathan Liebesman
Cast - Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, William Fichtner and Johnny Knoxville

If you visit this site regularly you'll know that I'm a huge TMNT fan. The original 1990 live action film is one my all time favourites. Faithful, funny, and surprisingly adult; it's extremely under appreciated. 

Putting aside my love for that film, there are still two massive obstacles between me and any enjoyment for the latest take on the heroes in a half shell.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Labyrinth (1986)

Director - Jim Henson
CastDavid Bowie and Jennifer Connelly

Yes I know, I'm a bit behind on this one. Better late then never though eh?

I would say we have to get something out of the way before I can get on with this review, but there is no getting out of it's way or around it. 

Priest (2011) in 100 Words

Director - Scott Stewart
Cast - Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Lily Collins, Cam Gigandet and Maggie Q

I have no doubt an action film starring Paul Bettany looked like a good idea on paper.