Looking Back: The Dark Knight Rises

This was amongst one of the most highly-anticipated films of 2012.  It is following one of the most talked-about sequels in recent years and marks the end of an era for comic-book fans (in some ways). The Dark Knight Rises follows eight years after The Dark Knight and Gotham City has become a city of peace.  Having hung up the cape, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has turned … Continue reading Looking Back: The Dark Knight Rises

Review of 2012: Films I’m looking forward to in 2013

Now that the end of the world didn’t happen, we have another year of quality films to look forward to.  That’s right, another year of sequels, prequels and adaptations that we wish we didn’t happen. So, with that in mind, here are my highly-anticipated films for 2013 (all release dates are taken from The Film Distributor’s Association at time of publishing): Gangster Squad (scheduled release: … Continue reading Review of 2012: Films I’m looking forward to in 2013

The Cinematic Education of our Youth

Be warned….this is going to get ranty.  So I apologise in advance. Kids nowadays have it easy.  I remember the days in school when passed-on notes were the best means of communication, penpals sent handwritten letters and if you wanted to watch a film before it came on TV, you need to wait a good year to rent the video.  Now, everything is done through … Continue reading The Cinematic Education of our Youth

The Amazing Spider-Man – 3.5/5 stars

Of all the Marvel characters to have another origins story released as a feature film, the last one that would expect is the one that changed the British rating system upon its release.  Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man (2002) was critically successful and was the stepping stone to a successful comic book franchise, even though its release led to the creation of the ’12A’ rating in the UK – … Continue reading The Amazing Spider-Man – 3.5/5 stars