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  • ‘The Batman Superman Movie: World’s Finest’ Remains DC’s Best TV Crossover

    Across film and television today, every superhero property is connected to another from its inception. Shared universes dominate and, I admit, it’s enjoyable to see a large storytelling tapestry weaved across multiple series and films. But this does have a downside, something that was made apparent to me when...
  • The Great MCU Catch-Up: 2021 Edition

    2021 was a big year for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and for me it proved too big. While I try to keep up to date with all the films, and now Disney+ series, the sheer frequency of releases gave me that most subjective and personal of afflictions: franchise fatigue....
  • Eve of the Daleks is the Best Doctor Who in Years

    Déjà vu is at the heart of the Doctor’s latest adventure. Not just onscreen, with our heroes trapped in a time loop with Dalek assassins, but for the viewer too. “Really, another New Year special with the Daleks as the baddies?” But any complaints, or most of them at...
  • TUP10 Revisited – Adam 2021

    I recently joined Ben, Lucy & Aadil on Tanked Up for episode 295. One of the main topics for that was what I have dubbed “my TUP10”. However, my list of cool things from the year didn’t go entirely to plan. My own arbitrary rules for putting together my...
  • The Dark Subversive Heart of Home Sweet Home Alone

    Actual quality doesn’t matter with a new Home Alone film. The Internet will judge it harshly regardless. The original film is genuinely great but even so has now transcended to a Christmas classic, embroiled in nostalgia that hides any possible flaws and makes its generations of fans defensive about...
  • Riders of Justice is 2021’s Movie Masterpiece & Perfect Christmas Viewing

    Every piece of marketing for Riders of Justice leads you to make a wrong assumption about the film. The poster of a gun-wielding Mads Mikkelsen on a dark backdrop, the font that’s been used for every action movie for the past 15 years, and even the generic title makes...
  • Ranking Every Friday the 13th Movie

    One presumes ‘Camp Crystal Lake’ is named as such because it is where so many horror tropes were crystalised. Having taken inspiration from Giallo movies like A Bay of Blood, as well as John Carpenter’s Halloween, and Black Christmas before it, Friday the 13th became the ultimate slasher series....
  • The Wheel of Time Lacks Visual Verisimilitude

    Most of what I’ve seen online about The Wheel of Time, Amazon Prime’s fantasy series based on the novels by Robert Jordan, is shallow criticism and excessive comparisons to Game of Thrones, and so it pains me that that is also what I’m about to do. But firstly, I...
  • Why Fargo Should be the Template for the Alien TV Series

    If there’s one person who can be trusted with bringing Alien to television it’s Noah Hawley. The creative mind behind Fargo, the four-season anthology series spawned from the Coen Brothers film, is currently writing the sci-fi horror series which will enter production in spring of 2022. Few details are...