Red Hot Chili Peppers with Baby Metal at Manchester Arena 15th Dec 2016

On the 15th December 2016 I saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Manchester Arena. They were absolutely fantastic, but it was probably for the last time.

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Doctor Strange review.

Doctor Strange adds a new weapon to an arsenal which Marvel haven’t stopped expanding since 2008. Unbelievably their fourteenth film provides new and exciting characters and visuals, as well as bringing an entire new dimension (literally loads of dimensions are in this film) to the table; magic.

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Bridget Jones’Baby and the state of female-centric comedy.

Bridget Jones’ Diary, from what I remember, was okay and the sequel was, from what I remember, forgettable. The threequel though was something altogether worse; devoid of heart and smeared with forced sentimentality . Althou Continue reading “Bridget Jones’Baby and the state of female-centric comedy.”

Hail, Caeser!: review.

‘Actions have meaning when they are in service to the picture.’

Eddie Mannix (Brolin) is a ‘Fixer’ for Capitol Pictures. He meanders intertwining storylines in the style of many a Cohen Bros’ protagonist in order to deal with various stars and their needs, simultaneously trying to live his own life. ‘Hail, Caeser!’ muses upon: Religion, Faith, Capitalism and Com Continue reading “Hail, Caeser!: review.”

Midnight Henry, Hardcore Special.

A double bill featuring two films from either end of the tonal spectrum. The first, an extremely violent, nonstop barrage of action and spectacle whereas the other is subtle, emotional and reserved, its action scenes are carefully placed and sparse.

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Wonder Woman: Earth One, Volume One review.

Starting with Superman: Earth One, which is now on its third volume, DC have established a modern, alternate universe in which the origins of its flagship characters are being retold. Continuity in comics is a difficult beast to Continue reading “Wonder Woman: Earth One, Volume One review.”

An essay on Special Effects in Cinema.

As admission prices escalated and the lire of television kept more and more people at home for their entertainment, motion pictures began to incorporate elements that television couldn’t provide. One was the special effect, which created visual spectacle on a grand scale and showed audiences things they had never seen before” (Boggs & Petrie, 2008: p158).
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Batman v Superman v The Dark Knight Returns

Zack Snyder has cited Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns as his main source of inspiration for the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Up until its release, as a big fan of Snyder’s Watchmen adaptation, I was excited. Since its opening midnight showing, I have been trying to get my head around Batman v Superman. I have studied the film and the source and after multiple viewings and re-reads of the book, I am still baffled by most aspects of the film and by Snyder’s comments. Continue reading “Batman v Superman v The Dark Knight Returns”