Yesterday I saw the quite superb War for the Planet of the Apes. Apart from being great it concluded what I’m going to call the Andy Serkis Trilogy of Planet of the Apes films. Can you believe there have now been nine Planet of the Apes movies in total? Eight of which could be claimed as cannon but that is not what I want to talk about today. Instead I want to talk about what next for the Planet of the Apes. This of course includes spoilers for War for the Planet of the Apes so no suggestions until after the break below!
Tonight the BBC finally announced the actor who would play the 13th Doctor, taking over the role from Peter Capaldi at Christmas. For those avoiding spoilers (good luck!) I won’t say who it is until after the break. For those who want to find out – or just want to enjoy the moment again – here is the BBC‘s intro video!
According to the musical the Sound of Music
Let’s start at the very beginning/a very good place to start
However when adapting/remaking/re-imagining a famous property it often isn’t. Last week I sat down to watch Emerald City, the Game of Thrones style TV remake of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It is everything you’d expect from such a description (minus the pointless female nudity) yet the opening episode was often boring as the usual plot points came and went. Spoilers from here on out so click below to read more.
Ever since the first series I have loved the BBC drama The Fall. Yet I felt cheated by the final episode which went against everything I loved about the show. As this discussion will involve SPOILERS, i won’t say any more until after the break as I’d hate to ruin the show
The last two films I saw at the cinema have been Eye in the Sky (which was brilliant) and Captain America: Civil War (also very good). On the surface both films seem very different but they actually looked at similar issues, just in very different ways. Eye in the Sky looks at the politics and regulations of drone missions and the effects they cause on local populations and the people who fly them while Captain America: Civil War is about whether the Avengers should be following regulations in their own missions after civilians are killed during a failed mission. To say anything more will involve spoilers for both movies so click continue reading if you want to continue reading…
Back in November I posted about the trailer for The Huntsman Winter’s War and claimed that
The Huntsman Winter’s War will be a hot mess of a film but at least it will be a fun one!
Well I saw the movie yesterday and I thought I’d report back my thoughts and whether I was wrong or not. You’ll find the answer below the break.
Last night I finally got to see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. After the critical mauling the film received – with a score of 29% on Rotten Tomatoes at time of writing – but this is unfair as there is many things to recommend this film. To give you a sense of what I thought of the film I gave it 7 out of 10 on IMDB and would have put it on a level with Ant-man on my count down of 2015 Summer Blockbusters. To explain these thoughts requires spoilers so jump below the break to find out more.
I was originally going to publish this post back in November but for a number of reasons I never hit the publish button. However, now the film in question is out on DVD I thought I’d resurrect this article from draft hell and release it onto the interwebs. This article will be full of spoilers for very obvious reasons but on top of this is, the problem is I can’t tell you for what movies as just mentioning the film reveals a spoiler because of the nature of this post. Therefore the break is appearing below the Ironstone rock!
In my Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead rewatch post I ran out of space to discuss the ending of Forest of the Dead, which even now, eight years after transmission is still causing arguments – even if it is just between my friends. Despite the fact the story was first shown all those years ago it would be unfair if I didn’t quote River Song and point out there will be spoilers below the break!
I spent the start of 2016 rewatching old episodes of Doctor Who. I started with The Crimson Horror still the glorious fun caper I said it was in my Culture Jam review from when it first aired. The other two episodes I watched was the River Song‘s ‘introductory’ two parter, Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead. As River would say “spoilers” so don’t click below the break if you don’t want to know anymore.