On a number of occasions, Mark Millar has been referred to as “the poor man’s Garth Ennis” – which I don’t think is entirely fair. But this is one of his edgier stories. Nemesis raises the question; what if Batman was evil?Read more "What I’m Reading – ‘Nemesis’ by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven"
Seventeen years after the exercise in excess that was Michael Bay’s Bad Boys II we finally get a threequel for a franchise that people feel surprisingly strongly about. And imagine my surprise when the reviews for this instalment weren’t just okay, they were actually great.Read more "We Just Watched… Bad Boys for Life (2020)"
Final Crisis is deeply flawed, yet captivating. It’s head-scratching at times, and at others it’s seemingly far too straightforward. Characters will make grand speeches about the nature of good and evil, followed by a dumb joke. It’s Grant Morrison’s take on the epic, crossover event.Read more "What I’m Reading – ‘Final Crisis’ by Grant Morrison"
What an episode! The return of the Judoon ended up being the least of this episode’s surprises. Captain Jack is back and better than ever, there’s something going on with a cyberman, the Timelords have made a return, and most importantly, there’s a new Doctor.Read more "Doctor Who – ‘Fugitive of the Judoon’ Review"
Based on true events, The Two Popes follows the meeting of Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins) and the future Pope Francis (Jonathan Pryce), two men with wildly different interpretations of the Catholic faith and very separate ideas of how the church should adapt to the ever-changing modern world.Read more "We Just Watched… The Two Popes (2019)"
‘Uncut Gems’ is a deeply unpleasant experience that I wholeheartedly recommend. Starring Adam Sandler in a performance that definitely should have got him an Oscar nomination, the film moves at a million miles a minute and never lets up.Read more "Uncut Gems (2020) Review"
After last week’s misfire of an episode, I was nervous for this one. But Jodie Whittaker’s era of Doctor Who has been commended for its historical episodes, a kind of episode that the show all-too-often messes up. And with an interesting premise around Nikola Tesla and America’s gilded age, this episode has a lot going for it.Read more "Doctor Who – ‘Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror’ Review"