One of the criticisms I have to take on board as a reviewer is that I can be a little generous with my scoring. And I hold my hands up to that. I’m a relatively positive person. I like films and books, I go into the cinema or pick up a book because I want to enjoy the time that I spend with the stories being told…

Iron Man 3

The sun is out, the lawn is ready to be mowed and after a couple of films as a warm-up I think it’s safe to say that summer blockbuster season is open for business. Oblivion and Olympus Has Fallen both served as decent appetisers but it’s now time to get serious. We’re now in Avengers Phase Two and it’s kicked off in some style with the return of Tony Stark in Iron Man 3…

V for Vendetta

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Guy Fawkes

We’re fast approaching Guy Fawkes Night and what better way to celebrate than by looking at some films, books and television programmes which celebrate great revolutionaries? And of course counting down the best explosions in film? For the first time since the Harry Potter series I’m running reviews of a movie and the book that it is based on side by side…

Captain America: The First Avenger

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Marvel Avengers

Marvel are having a bit of a blast at the moment with film adaptations of their comics. In the past couple of years we’ve have Iron Man (1 and 2), Thor, Ghost Rider and this summer’s blockbuster Captain America.