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Review Round-Up: The Jungle Book, Captain America Civil War and How to be Single

Sometimes life gets busy and it’s difficult to keep on top of this blog, so once again I find myself writing a review round-up of some of the most recent films I’ve seen. Slightly late to the party with these really but, there we go! The Jungle Book The Jungle Book received mixed reviews from lots of people. The angry anti-remake brigade were against a … Continue reading Review Round-Up: The Jungle Book, Captain America Civil War and How to be Single

The longer the trailer, the worse the film?

A trailer is a key component of any film; it’s what advertises the movie and grabs people’s attention. For most people, a trailer needs to do just two main things – tell them whether it’s their sort of film, and inform them when it will be released. It doesn’t require three minutes of footage, giving away pretty much the entire plot, for people to work … Continue reading The longer the trailer, the worse the film?

Stop the Saw franchise, I want to get off

Film fans will be disappointed to hear that the eighth instalment of the Saw franchise is currently under construction. Production company Lions Gate have decided to continue the franchise rather than follow in many horror series’ footsteps and just remake the original. Yes – despite the fact that Jigsaw has been dead since the third film, Saw is far from coming to an end… Read … Continue reading Stop the Saw franchise, I want to get off

Continuing the Cornetto Trilogy

The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy are three films directed by Edgar Wright, written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The third and final film in the series has been announced, so I thought I’d take a look back at the other two films in my excitement and anticipation for the third. The Red Strawberry Cornetto: Shaun of the Dead The first in the cornetto trilogy is Shaun of … Continue reading Continuing the Cornetto Trilogy

Hollywood Vs World Cinema: Remakes

Remaking successful foreign films has become the norm in Hollywood, with classics such as Oldboy seeing the remake treatment in the not too distant future. So many successful world films go unnoticed until they are remade, and some audience members watch the remake without even knowing it had a foreign counterpart. It goes without saying that the originals are usually the best, and it’s such … Continue reading Hollywood Vs World Cinema: Remakes