Action and Adventure

The Goonies at 35: A treasure trove of fantasy, comedy and adventure

We can only imagine the scene at the Warner Brothers offices back in 1983/84. When Steven Spielberg pitched a new film to nervous executives desperate for the Spielberg magic in box office revenues. After all, this was a director who continued to push the boundaries of filmmaking. With E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Jaws …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Onward

It is hard to believe that Toy Story burst on to our screens 25 years ago, changing animation forever. While equally embedding the wonderful worlds created by Pixar into our collective conciousness. However, as time has passed has the magic of Pixar slowly diminished? And can Pixar still find original stories that engage and inspire new generations of children and adults alike? …

The Invisible Boy – A delightful comic book inspired teen adventure

‘Il ragazzo invisibile’ Back in December 2014 Oscar winning Italian director Gabriele Salvatores released The Invisible Boy (Il ragazzo invisibile). However a bit like the boy at the centre of its story, the movie all but disappeared outside of Italy. Languishing in its own void of invisibility here in the UK until its quiet release on streaming services in 2016. …

Essential Pick of the Week – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Week #16 Raiders of the Lost Ark is far more than just one of the finest action and adventure movies ever made. It is one of the most culturally significant in the history of modern cinema. Bringing together two of the biggest creative forces in 1970s and 1980s Hollywood. While redefining the action and adventure genre in ways that continue …

Top TV: Our guide to the best box sets

Last Update: May 2020 Television has the power to whisk us away into new worlds, while remaining firmly rooted to our favourite armchair. While equally opening up new worlds through longer, episodic stories that leave us gagging for more. In recent years this has led to a new golden age of TV, as our viewing habits have changed in an …

Comic Book Movies – The Essential Collection

Ever since the 18th Century, comics, manga, cartoons and graphic novels have been a part of public storytelling. Taking us to new and existing worlds through art and words. While equally challenging political figures and institutions as they reflect and dissect our human journey. From Japan to Europe and the America’s the use of images in storytelling has a long …

Onward (Review) – Brotherly love in a world that’s lost its magic

It is hard to believe that Toy Story burst on to our screens 25 years ago, changing animation forever. While equally embedding the wonderful worlds created by Pixar into our collective conciousness. However, as time has passed has the magic of Pixar slowly diminished? And can Pixar still find original stories that engage and inspire new generations of children and …

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (Review)

Spoiler Free How do you end a Skywalker saga born 42 years ago? While also drawing to a close the timeline of a new set of characters born five years ago? This is a challenge that Star Wars Episode XI: The Rise of Skywalker never quite manages to circumnavigate. Ultimately creating a frenetic and somewhat muddled and disappointing end to …

Baby Driver – A High Octane Musical Thriller

Baby Driver arrived in UK cinemas with bang on the 27th June 2017. The films carefully selected musical score humming with the energy of a high-octane engine. While its narrative played with several genres ranging from the action thriller to the heist movie. However, very few people would label Baby Driver as a musical. Possibly due to its testosterone soaked …

Angel Has Fallen – Review

Quick Read Review In 2013 we were given Olympus Has Fallen, followed in 2016 by London Has Fallen. Each blowing up favourite holiday destinations and landmarks. While killing as many people as possible on screen in a shower of bullets, explosions and rocket launchers. Now ‘Die Hard’ wannabe Mike Banning is back, bringing yet more chaos to the White House. …