I’ve been thinking lately about two films: you can probably guess the them from the title. Anyway, they’re both widely regarded to be the high watermark in their respective franchises, Star Trek and Star Wars respectively. I started thinking about whether there was any reason for this. What do the two films have in common? […]Read more "The Wrath of the Empire Strikes Khan Back"
My latest article for Taste of Cinema is now live here: http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2017/all-13-star-trek-movies-ranked-from-worst-to-best/ Took me a while to get it done as it turned out to be a longer piece than I expected but I’m quite happy with it. Let me know if you disagree with my order in the comments. Thanks for reading, now I […]Read more "Star Trek: The Movies"
Yay, finally finished the Star Trek article for Taste of Cinema. I’ll post a link when it goes live. What a relief!!! That took me much longer than I expected. RichardRead more "Star Trek article coming up!!"
Last week’s news was all about the new appointment of Jodie Whittaker to the role of the Doctor. So, for this week’s Monday music I decided to celebrate some of the great women who have stepped into roles which were initially written for men. Some have attracted more controversy than others but they have all […]Read more "Monday Music 18 – 2017"
I grew up watching films like Valley of Gwangi and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. The standout feature of films like these were not the acting or the script but the wonderful monsters that terrorised the protagonists. These monsters were almost all created by master animator, Ray Harryhausen. There were no computers back then. It […]Read more "Top 10 Ray Harryhausen monsters"
I feel a bit strange doing this one. I’ve promised to show her before I hit Publish because I don’t want to embarrass her. I struggled with thinking about what I was going to write and then it came to me. When I popped the question (all the way back in 2011) as we bobbed […]Read more "S is for Serena"
Hey everyone, It’s been a week since I wrote anything. If I haven’t been ill, I’ve been proof-reading reports for school or other such tasks. I do have a couple of things to update you about, though. One of them is particularly thrilling (for me anyway). No, I haven’t finished my Star Trek article for […]Read more "Update: Doctor and Book Doctor"