When has Mat ever steered us wrong?
Welcome to the Third Edition of my Top 10 movies of the year. It was actually quite tough to come up with a Top 10. I have been to the cinema a fair few times this year, but was very disappointed in many well hyped films (It Chapter Two, I’m looking at you), but thanks to streaming, I was able to see some films that I was unable to see at the cinema – so here we go!!
An awesome series opener with a huge revelation at the end.
More than a small part of me wants this review to be "It is good... I have spoken", give it a score and go about my day. But I see myself as a professional reviewer who takes pride in his work and a massive Star Wars nerd who loves to chat about all things Star Wars until the Banthas come home.
Be warned, there will be spoilers beyond this point!
Happy 35th to the first Star Wars film I ever saw!
35 long years ago, what we thought was the end of the Star Wars saga finally hit the cinemas. It wowed audiences, filled us with gloom before lifting us back up with hope and answered the big question that had been on every fan’s mind for three years: was Vader really Luke’s father?
While most of the fandom claim Empire is their favourite Star Wars film, I differ a little and state Return Of The Jedi is mine, simply because when I was a young child, I had my brother’s Star Wars toys to play with and loved them (still do, ask Mags), and would almost weekly ask my mother to put on our copy of Star Wars on VHS to watch. She’d always found the first tape she could find and played it for me, the movie in question was Return Of The Jedi. I started at the end of the trilogy and loved it. It was years before I even realised there were other films.
We can call Upgrade a cross between Blade Runner and John Wick, but if you think you are watching a film based on a story by Philip K. Dick, you would be wrong.
Everywhere I go in the interwebs, I only see people saying good things about Upgrade, so I went in pretty positive that I was going to enjoy this Sci-fi/ Revenge/ Thriller, and sure enough, I did.
80's violence but with a message, what's not to love?
In honour of Peter Weller’s 71st birthday on Monday, I thought I’d review the original RoboCop.
While in Spain recently, Mags and I watched the last half of the remake (which I actually don’t mind) and decided I needed to see the original again.
So during our weekend of not lifting a single finger, I found our copy and put it on. And even after all these years, I still loved every second of this Sci-Fi classic.