Friday, 31 October 2014

TMNT/Ghostbusters #1

Originally written for Flickering Myth

"When a new invention goes haywire, the Turtles are sent to a whole new type of New York City. One with a whole lot more ghosts… and Ghostbusters! The two teams will have to learn to get along quickly, because a new foe from the Turtles past has followed them and aims to conquer NYC!"



Having grown up with the original cartoon series for these shows being massive parts of my childhood, the prospect of a crossover had me salivating. Whilst it gets off to a promising start I wasn't completely convinced, which has led to me struggling to write this review! Apologies for my tardiness but when the one thing I keep coming back too is an annoyance it's tricky to think of the rest.

Anyway.....

Thursday, 30 October 2014

22 Jump Street (2014) in 100 Words

Director - Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Cast - Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Peter Stormare and Ice Cube



Lord and Miller continue their hot streak of pleasingly off the wall and entertaining films, yet no amount of self-awareness can fix the issues created by a second act in need of tightening up.

The Babadook (2014) in 100 Words

A Super Duper Stuff first. A guest reviewer!

My brother Ben went to see this last night, so here's his 100 word review. Maybe I'll rely on him a bit more in the future ;)

Director - Jennifer Kent
Cast - Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West and Ben Winspear




‘If it’s in a word or if it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of the Babadook’. 

Knock. Knock. Knock. 

Star Wars Rebels - Rise of the Old Masters

Wow. By far the best episode we've seen in this fledgling series, Rise of the Old Masters warmed the heart of this Star Wars geek. 




Not only does someone finally use one of the adjustment switches on their lightsaber....but this episode mentions lightsaber forms!!!! I can't tell you how excited that made me. That's not all though. I'm straining not to spoil the rest for you, but if you know your stuff you're going to freak out. 

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.