Film Reviews

Valerian And The City Of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke Director: Luc Besson Valerian (DeHaan) and Laureline (Delevingne) are special operatives and partners in space, who may just have feelings for each other too. But before they can figure out their relationship, they have to figure out how to stop the threat to Alpha, a… Continue reading Valerian And The City Of a Thousand Planets (2017)

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Haxan (1922)

Starring: Elizabeth Christensen, Astrid Holm, Karen Winther Director: Benjamin Christensen A film in 7 chapter or parts, this is an early documentary film, though it's not a true documentary as we now know them. It's about witchcraft through the ages, the first chapter being a slideshow style history lesson about how the world was understood… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Haxan (1922)

Persons Of Interest

Interview with Actor Ryan Gage for ScreenMayhem.com

Recently, I caught up with Ryan Gage, who guest stars as Hitler on the first episode of the new season of Red Dwarf. You might also know him as the awful Alfrid in The Hobbit or as King Louis in The Musketeers series. He talks about being a huge fan of the series, his time… Continue reading Interview with Actor Ryan Gage for ScreenMayhem.com

Film Reviews

A Ghost Story (2017)

Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara Director: David Lowery C (Affleck) and M (Mara) are a young couple. When C dies unexpectedly he returns to the house as a ghost in a white sheet and watches his wife grieve and move on, while he remains and tries to figure out the afterlife. It’s an odd premise… Continue reading A Ghost Story (2017)

Film Reviews

Five Things That Surprised Me On Rewatching the Harry Potter Films.

Last weekend, we headed into Oxford for the day. Those of you who are Harry Potter fans will know that a number of the locations used in the films are there. It's a beautiful city, with it's university and architecture that largely hasn't changed in the last 500 years. It inspired us (my partner and… Continue reading Five Things That Surprised Me On Rewatching the Harry Potter Films.

Film Reviews

The Mummy (2017)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, Director: Alex Kurtzman I want to like anything that Tom Cruise does, because I really like him. He's been a huge force in cinema my whole life, and some of his films are amongst my favourites. In more recent years, his feels like he does more… Continue reading The Mummy (2017)

Film Reviews

The Great Wall (2016)

Starring: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe Director: Yimou Zhang If you've ever wondered why the Chinese built their Great Wall, and then Googled it, thought the real history was boring, and wanted more dragons, then this film is for you. Which is crazy, because the real history of the Great Wall is a fascinating… Continue reading The Great Wall (2016)

Film Reviews

Last Action Hero (1993)

Starring: Austin O'Brien, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charles Dance, Anthony Quinn Director: John McTiernan I remember getting this film out on VHS when I was a kid from Video Ezy, and then watching it a bunch of times because I loved it. I didn't realise at the time that it had been pitched against Jurassic Park, and… Continue reading Last Action Hero (1993)

Film Reviews

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Starring: Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts I remember being a little kid and my Dad putting on the original King Kong from the 30's to watch with me and my brother. There are certain scenes of that film that remain embedded in my mind, but the… Continue reading Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Film Reviews

A Monster Calls (2016)

Starring: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson Director: J A Bayona A story about grief and grieving for kids sounds like a hard sell, but this adaptation of a popular book by Patrick Ness focuses on deeper life truths to avoid the trite and mawkish. Conor (MacDougall) is a kid who has grown… Continue reading A Monster Calls (2016)