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  • Does No Time To Die Successfully Balance the Serious With the Ludicrous?

    Seeing No Time to Die after such a long wait, the gargantuan Bond movie can be an overwhelming, and even emotional, experience. But take a step back from the film and its bold choices and you’ll see that it’s a silly movie, from cheesy lines to preposterous storylines. It’s...
  • 3 Star Wars Characters Who Should, Somehow, Return (And 1 Who Shouldn’t)

    “Somehow, Palpatine returned”. That infamous, memefied line from The Rise of Skywalker has come to symbolise the increasingly thin veil between life and death in Star Wars. The explanation given for the Emperor’s resurrection is brief and unspecific, at least in the confines of the film, but it doesn’t...
  • Studio Ghibli Review (Part 7)

    This is part 7 of a series of reviews, looking at Studio Ghibli‘s films. You can find Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6, which look at Hayao Miyazaki’s, Yoshifumi Kondō’s & Gorō Miyazaki’s directed films, by clicking on the hyperlinks.   This is a difficult review to...
  • Ranking the Original Eight Friday the 13th Movies

    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 Many Saints of Newark Violates The Sopranos’s Storytelling Philosophy

    Tony Soprano is a man who refuses to change. The Tony we get at the beginning of the series’ six-season run is identical to the Tony at the end. Yet the head of the Sopranos family – both families, in fact – is one of the most developed and...
  • Revisiting Alien Resurrection: A Frustrating and Farcical Failure

    Scott. Cameron. Fincher. Jeunet. The Alien franchise feels unique in the horror realm for being so director-driven; each film gifted a unique style based on the man behind the camera, yet all playing into the same story of extra-terrestrial terror. Alien, Prometheus, and even the messy Covenant are all...
  • Geek Out Weakly 23 – Love, Death, and Robots vol. 2

    Aadil and Ben get together to talk about volume 2 of the netflix series Love, Death, and Robots. They discuss faves from both series, what they like about anthologies, disappointments, discussion of the main themes and a whole lot else besides. Our theme song is by captiveportalmusic, used under...
  • Geek Out Weakly 21 – Mortal Kombat (2021)

    Aadil and Ben have a chat about the newly released Mortal Kombat. An amazing first sequence followed by a baffling choice to sideline everyone in favour of a brand-new MMA washup, Cole Young. They chat about the cool fights, fan services and the missing tournament. Our theme song is...
  • First Time Watching Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

    Having never watched The Battle for Endor before, I was truly shocked by its opening. Two decades before Anakin will slaughter younglings in Revenge of the Sith, this light and fluffy children’s movie begins by brutally butchering most of the cast of the first film. Caravan of Courage’s kid...