With the release of Alex Garland’s ‘Annihilation’ in American cinemas and on Netflix internationally (what a time to be an international, yay) it seems like a good time to go over Mr Garland’s filmography. From his work as a writer on some of my favourite movies to now funnily enough directing some of my favourite movies. Continue reading
We all know that Disney is the company to beat when it comes to animated feature films. It’s been that way since Steamboat Mickey Mouse first started whistling down the stream and it’s not let up since the jump to computer generated animation. But what about the competition? Hasn’t any other production company come close to rivalling Disney? The short answer is yes, a few, but it’s up to you whether this list has actually bettered Disney’s output.
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The expectations were high going into this one. The marketing leading up to this movie was spot on, every trailer drawing you further in with all the pretty colours and slick synth blaring out in the background, this was less Thor: The Dark world and more Thor: Neon and funk in your face world. The comic that were sourced are also highly thought of in the comic-reading world. Thor Disassembled (Ragnarok and the like going down) and perhaps more interesting as it’s not actually a Thor comic, Planet Hulk (kind of speaks for itself). Yup, they have a Hulk. Again. It seems that you can never have too much hulk in a Marvel movie, especially when he is very well woven into the plot.
I’d be hard pressed to find a film that had as negative a reception before it was even released. From the obvious naysayers who are reluctant to see such a tent pole of their nostalgic past remade. To the far less forgivable collection of trolls and bigots who rather predictably had a problem with the major change to the original, the change being that the Ghostbusters are now women.
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Let’s be honest, the self-proclaimed DCEU (DC extended universe for those unfamiliar with comic book movies and their fancy acronyms) was on a downward spiral. When Man of Steel, the first and critically divisive first entry, is the highpoint of the franchise, you’re in trouble. But does Wonder Woman buck this trend of bad to middling movies? Short answer, yes.
Movie Marathons. The best laid plan to share the movies you love with a bunch of buddies. But let’s be honest, sometimes it never works out the way you plan. Whether its arguments over the choice of what to watch, or the order to watch it in, it’s an unwanted stress that can ruin a film fans idea of a great night.
But don’t worry, trust me, and let me sort it for you with the first of my Movie Marathon lists. Every one perfectly tailored to keep your friends interested and more importantly, awake. With themes, running times and genre all accounted for, all you have to think about is what Doritos to buy.
First genre being tackled…..Vampire movies y’all.