Tag Archives: Charles Dance

Film Review: Underworld: Blood Wars (MA15+, USA, 2016) misses its opportunity to reinvigorate the franchise

The Underworld franchise has had its fair share of ups and downs. The first film is considered a fantasy horror thriller vampire/werewolf classic. Heralded for its BAMF female protagonist and thought out vampire/werewolf mythology story, the films that followed in its wake had a lot to live up to.... Continue Reading

DVD Review: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (MA15+) (USA/UK, 2016)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when Hollywood is on to a good thing, they will milk the shit out of it and exploit it until audiences are sick of it and then move on to the next “cool” thing. Right now that thing is very much zombies, so don’t be surprised to see if this trend potentially starts to grow with more adaptations that could soon follow featuring the undead. You would be safe to assume that Pride And Prejudice And Zombies has every potential for being a train wreck movie, or one of those so bad it’s bad films but in actual fact it’s neither and is surprisingly enjoyable as a fun rollick through an alternate universe.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Me Before You (USA, 2016)

Even at just a surface level, Me Before You feels like a movie that’s just ticking boxes than it is engaging heartstrings. You’ve got three big franchise stars (from Game of Thrones, Doctor Who and The Hunger Games, respectively), a picturesque British backdrop and premise that all-but-guarantees a tragic end. However, it never really feels like the film is genuinely leveraging these assets – just exploiting them.... Continue Reading

Craziest ways that Season 6 of Game of Thrones could end

Every season of Thrones has ended on a moment of great narrative significance. The first season closed with the introduction Dany’s (Emilia Clarke) dragons while the second unveiled the White Walkers and their army of the dead. Most recently, the fifth season ended with the instantly-infamous death of Jon Snow (Kit Harrington).... Continue Reading

DVD Review: Victor Frankenstein (USA, 2015)

If nothing else, Victor Frankenstein succeeds in its efforts to retell the story of the titular figure, and not the monster he’s so often conflated with. This re-imagining of the horror classic sees Frankenstein and his assistant Igor take center stage over the pair’s iconic creation, playing less a horror flick and more of a character-driven period piece. As an adaption of Mary Shelley’s novel, it’s hard not to call it a failure on multiple levels. However, as a remix of the original material, it’s at least an interesting, if flawed, attempt.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (MA15+, USA/UK, 2016)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when Hollywood is on to a good thing, they will milk the shit out of it and exploit it until audiences are sick of it and then move on to the next “cool” thing. Right now that thing is very much zombies, so don’t be surprised to see if this trend potentially starts to grow with more adaptations that could soon follow featuring the undead. You would be safe to assume that Pride And Prejudice And Zombies has every potential for being a train wreck movie, or one of those so bad it’s bad films but in actual fact it’s neither and is surprisingly enjoyable as a fun rollick through an alternate universe.... Continue Reading