Contact – Silver Anniversary Movie Rewatch
What links French philosopher Voltaire, The Return Of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, an ancient king of Assyria, and Captain Picard’s tea? The link is one of my favourite films. That film hits its 25th anniversary this summer; that film is Contact. One other thing before I get going, there may well be spoilers. All […]
A Jurassic Park Short: Battle at Big Rock (YES, it’s canon)
If you haven’t yet, watch the canon Jurassic World short: Battle at Big Rock. The main thing to understand is that this takes place officially and immediately after the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and before Jurassic World Dominion. SPOILERS: Don’t read any further if you have not seen JW2: Fallen Kingdom, or don’t […]
Best Of British Biographies
With a lot of encouragement and advice from RunPee C.O.O. Jill I’ve been doing occasional biographical articles about British talent and what they bring to the big — nay — huge blockbuster franchises. It’s one of those mysteries lost in the depths of time…how did this actually start? My recollection is that I saw somewhere […]
MCU Disney+ Review – WandaVision
And here we go with the MCU’s dive into television. Incidentally, should it still be the MCU? Or should it now be the MCTVU? I guess that’s one of those questions which doesn’t require looking at too closely. Anyway, WandaVision is the first TV series from Marvel Studios and, also, the introduction to Phase Four, […]
Who was that woman in the end credits of Black Widow?
That would be Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. (You know, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes in Seinfeld.) Her character only has a few short scenes in The Falcon and Winter Soldier. Val, as she advises people not to call her, is a secretive and powerful person out to recruit the services of enhanced people. Read on, but there are […]
Classic Movie Rewatch – Raiders Of The Lost Ark after 40 years
What links a toilet cistern, fingering a cheese casserole, a Honda Civic rolling down a gravel path, whacking a pile of leather jackets with a baseball bat, and R2-D2? They’re all sound effects used during the production of Raiders Of The Lost Ark. The toilet cistern is the sound of the lid of the Ark of […]
Is the girl from A Quiet Place deaf in real life?
Is the girl from A Quiet Place deaf in real life? In a word, yes. The girl, aptly played by Millicent Simmonds, is deaf and speaks American Sign Language. And she’ll definitely be in the follow-up film, but presumably older, wiser, and quieter. Representing Disability in A Quiet Place Actor-director John Krasinski pushed hard to […]
What DC Can Learn from Marvel Movies
This awesome 10-minute video (below) by ScreenRant picks apart how and why the Marvel Cinematic Universe kills it over the DC Extended Universe. You may be a bigger DC fan over Marvel, but it’s hard to argue the MCU movies are more inspiring, with strong character beats and good-natured humor…while DC limps along being largely […]