OK, so this is different. One of my rare forays to the cinema; in fact the first time I’ve been since Infinity War. I had relatively low expectations. I knew that Shane Black, writer of the original Predator film (which would probably make it into my Top 30 films) was involved and that gave me […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – The Predator (spoiler-free)"
More and more names kept coming to mind as I researched this piece. Putting them in order was a real pain and I had to think about a number of different criteria on which I would rank them. This included the scope of what they did and the reasons behind their actions and sometimes by how […]Read more "The Top 50 Greatest Villains in Space!"
Caught this one on Sky last night and I have to say, me and Mrs A thoroughly enjoyed it. It was written by the same guys (Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese) who wrote Deadpool and Zombieland so I was expecting something well-paced and with little padding. It has a 15 certificate and is well-deserving of that, if not […]Read more "Movie Review – Life (2017)"
Before we start, this isn’t a “best of” list or anything like that. It’s more a celebration of good quality examples of female characters who exist as more than window dressing or motivation for a male hero to do some rescuing. Basically, I love writing the characters of Tempe and Ashana in my book and […]Read more "9 Great Female Characters in Science Fiction"
Thought I’d dedicate this week’s Monday Music to the works of the great Harry Dean Stanton. There are so many films that I remember him from and I thought I would choose a few of my favourites and some music from each of them. First though, here’s the man himself in his recent turn as […]Read more "Monday Music 23 – HDS tribute"