Category: Films

Kong: Skull Island — a monstrosity of a monster movie

Imagine the out-takes from Apocalypse Now, badly edited into the out-takes from Jurassic Park. Now mix in half a dozen top-end actors, but tell each of them they’re acting in a different film. Tell your CGI people just to do…

Crave! episode 35: Logan, Fist Fight, Stampede Music Fest

In this week’s episode of Crave!, Simon is significantly more impressed by the rawness of Logan than Steve is by the inanity of Fist Fight. Simon still has a few more words to say about the Bruce Springsteen show he…

Logan – serious stuff, seriously

Logan introduces yet another sub genre of superhero movies – the serious, adult drama. It’s full of graphic violence and expletive-laden language. Its tone is light years away from the Avengers, and even though Deadpool also contained the language and…

Crave! episode 34: The Great Wall, T2 Trainspotting, Silence, Pork Pie, Split, Fifty Shades Darker, Simple Minds & The B-52s

In a very film-heavy edition of Crave!, Simon and Steve are a little puzzled by what to make of The Great Wall, the new Matt Damon vehicle set in mediaeval China. Steve is utterly blown away by T2 Trainspotting, the sequel…

Fifty Shades Darker: still unintentionally hilarious, still utter rubbish

It’s not entirely clear who the intended audience is for Fifty Shades Darker, the second film adaptation of EL James’ “mummy porn” series of embarrassments. It can’t be fans of actual porn, or even erotica — you’ll find a lot more…

Crave! episode 33: La La Land, Hidden Figures, Manchester By The Sea, Gold, Guns N’ Roses

In the thirty-third episode of Crave!, Simon and Steve are divided in their opinions of La La Land, with Simon being rather more impressed than Steve is. But Steve’s very impressed with Hidden Figures, while Simon has a few more reservations.…