Top Ten: Movie Rivalries

With the release next week of Rush and its brilliant portrayal of the rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda it seems the perfect time to look at some of the greatest rivalries in cinema history. Here’s my top ten in order of when the films were released…

Top Ten: Most watched films

Last week Total Film had a feature where their writers named the films they watched most often. I thought it was a great idea so I’m blatantly stealing it for this week’s Top Ten. These aren’t necessarily my favourite films, or the best films ever made, but they are the ones that I have always turned to when looking for something comforting and familiar to watch…

Star Trek Into Darkness

I’m not a Star Trek fan – the TV series did nothing for me and I’m fairly neutral on the films. I quite liked The Next Generation but I’ve never gone nuts over it. I did, however, thoroughly enjoy the J.J. Abrams reboot in 2009 which imagined a world where the young Kirk and Spock couldn’t abide each other…

Disney buys Lucasfilm – Star Wars 7 coming 2015

The big news from the US tonight, which appears to have taken everyone by total surprise is that Disney have bought Lucasfilm for the bargain price of $4billion. And there’s a new installment of the Star Wars series due in 2015…

Top Ten: Harrison Ford Movies

Hard as it might be to believe, but Harrison Ford turns 70 today. In honour of this milestone here are 10 of my favourite Ford films.

Top Ten: Movie Explosions

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Guy Fawkes

One of the best things about Guy Fawkes Night is the plethora of firework displays that take place. I love fireworks, I genuinely oooh and aaah when a rocket goes up and explodes in a flash of bright colours. As you can probably guess I’m also a big fan of loud and bright explosions in movies. I know they aren’t subtle or intelligent but they are great fun….

Star Wars: The Complete Saga

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Star Wars

Now that I’ve reviewed all of the Star Wars films individually it’s time to look at the series as a whole. Even though almost everybody has seen the films I tried to keep the reviews as spoiler free as possible…

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Star Wars

Star Wars comes to an end. In Return of the Jedi we say goodbye to characters which cinema and this franchise have ensured will remain in our hearts for eternity.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Star Wars

It’s generally acknowledged that Episode V of the Star Wars saga, The Empire Strikes Back, is the best film in the entire saga. It’s the one with the best action, the darkest themes and the most shocking discovery in cinema history….

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Star Wars

First things first. This film is, and always will be, just Star Wars. George Lucas can call it whatever he likes but he’s wrong.