Posts

Showing posts from August, 2015

Guardians of the Cinema (Podcast) - #2: 'The Man From UNCLE'

Image
FBC Productions Reviews presents, in association with Papadopoulos Pictures, "Guardians of the Cinema" Podcast - #2: 'The Men From AUNTIE', hosted by Pete Messum and Harry P Green.

In this second installment of the podcast, Pete reviews 'The Man From UNCLE', while both Harry and Pete discuss Spider-Man (again), Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman trailer #2 and their favourite movies.

Theme music composed by Brian Tyler. Incidental music composed by Kevin MacLeod. 'The Man From UNCLE' cover image belongs to Warner Bros Pictures. No profit is gained from the production or release of this podcast, and no copyright infringement is intended. If you believe your copyrighted material has been unfairly used, please contact via a YouTube message.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) - Movie Review

Image
Guy Ritchie is a very accomplished director, and with two very successful Sherlock Holmes movies under his belt, Warner Bros Pictures gave him a chance to adapt a new material while Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man contract prevents him from filming the anticipated third movie in the series. Ritchie and Lionel Wigram teamed up to adapt The Man From UNCLE for a big-screen 2015 reboot, starring Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer (making a Hollywood comeback) as Illya Kuryakin. What we have is definitely a film made with love and appreciation for the source material, but also being set in its own style and being made for a more modern audience, with big chase sequences, plenty of humour and even the addition of a female lead protagonist in the form of Alicia Vikander's Gaby Teller. The whole film is very slick, fast-paced and never becomes boring at any point. The violence is quite minimal in places, mainly due to the film's directorial style, which might not appeal t…

Guardians of the Cinema (Podcast) - #1: 'Fantastic Four'

Image
FBC Productions Reviews presents, in association with Papadopoulos Pictures, "Guardians of the Cinema" Podcast - #1: 'Fantastic S*** And Where To Find It', hosted by Pete Messum and Harry P Green.
In this first pilot episode Harry reviews 20th Century Fox's recent release "Fant4stic", and Pete and Harry discuss Hollywood's obsession with reboots, Sony's problem with Spider-Man, whether or not Warner Bros can make a successful franchise with DC Comics, as well as taking a look at the trailers for 'Deadpool' and 'Spectre'.

Theme music composed by Brian Tyler. Incidental music composed by Kevin MacLeod. 'Fantastic Four' cover image belongs to 20th Century Fox. No profit is gained from the production or release of this podcast, and no copyright infringement is intended. If you believe your copyrighted material has been unfairly used, please contact via a YouTube message.

Doctor Who: Tooth and Claw (2006) - Written Review

Image
Before re-watching this episode, I distinctly remembered it as being the only true "great" story of Doctor Who series 2 (or season 28), focused much more on a house under siege story with a Werewolf on the loose that The Doctor and Rose have to stop (and save Queen Victoria from a biting).
So I was very surprised when I watched this story and found that it just about passes as "good". Where did it all go wrong? Could Russell T Davies not write such a simple story in 45 minutes? Did Rose not get killed off in this episode? Did the Werewolf look a bit rubbish? The simple fact is that this story is littered with plot holes and contrivances in the story. What happened to all the alive and well monks at the end? Did they run away, or just carry on standing there? If the latter, then how could anyone inside the house get rid of them without getting shot? Why did the monks leave so much useful mistletoe in the kitchens for everyone in the house to find? What did the monk…

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) - Movie Review

Image
The Mission: Impossible franchise has experienced a mixed reception across its four prior installments, with the most popular being 2011's Ghost Protocol. I'm not entirely with the series, only that its pretty much Tom Cruise and co pulling off dangerous missions with some cool action and a catchy theme music, although I did end up watching Ghost Protocol one random night. Despite this, I have very little recollection of the actual film, and it obviously didn't leave much of an impression on me.
Suffice it to say though that Rogue Nation is the first Mission: Impossible film I saw the trailer for, liked the look of and went to the cinema to see it, and my expectations were pretty reasonable - cool action, good stunts and an entertaining watch. I guess I got what I expected.
The story follows the disassembling of the IMF, while Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is pursuing The Syndicate - a rogue nation that causes havoc across the world. Hunt teams up once again with Benjamin Dunn …