Jóhann Jóhannsson: Why I Believe He Has Joined The Ranks of Zimmer & Morricone.
I have recently watched some of Denis Villeneuve's films; Sicario and Arrival most recently, and they have instantly jumped to my Top Movies of All Time list, along with the soundtracks for them, composed by Jóhann Jóhannsson.
IT (2017) Review
A psychologically shaking and bone-chilling, fear inducing movie about a demonic clown. So yeah, this was not frightening or scary at all... — Set in the 1980's, the film follows a small group of young children in a small town with ALOT of problems, all of which focus entirely upon children and fear. A particular strong element of this movie is the connection and amount that the viewer cares about the young children. They all have problems, be it from their past or current lives, fears (Which 'IT' feeds off of) and so on. I really grew to care about each character, even as new ones are added throughout. And it was great to follow their arcs, actions and characters grow and develop and bound together for the greater good.
GoT: Se. 7 Ep. 7; The Dragon and The Wolf; Review
Game of Thrones has finished for another season. AND IT WAS INCREDBIIIIIILEEEE!!...okay, i'm good now. Ish... (No spoilers within) — There is a lot to cover, and a lot of information to cover. So this will be short and snippy. It was incredible. Given that it was a season finale, there were not too many major character deaths. Although when the deaths do occur, my god it was satisfying. As usual, the shots and design was top of notch. Some of the shots were utterly beautiful. There was not a single scene or moment that went to waste.
GoT: Se. 7 Ep. 6: Beyond The Wall; Review
The penultimate episode of the season, in my view, is one the greatest episode of television ever and should be put down in the history books. It is up there with Breaking Bad's 'Granite State' in terms of quality and everything else. It was utterly, utterly, utterly, utterly sublime.
Annabelle: Creation; Review
A strong, scary, unnerving and exceptional step up from the first 'Annabelle' inspired spin-off. — The first spin-off from the Conjuring movies was Annabelle, and it was not that good; dumb characters, too many obvious scares approaching and an overall lack of real fear in my opinion. There were some good scenes, but far too few of them. This prequel of that prequel is a vast improvement. Likely due to the director, who also did 'Lights Out' and a strong cast of child actors, one of whom was from the equally good improvement over its previous, Ouija: Origin of Evil, and elder actors also.
GoT: Se. 7 Ep. 5: Eastwatch; Review
A needed calm down after the dramatics of the episode previous. This after halfway way point sets up some major new forth comings of the season, and is packed with brilliant characterization moments among a rather jumbled episode. (No spoilers)
The Delicate & Tricky Balancing Act Of Monster Movies: Opinion Piece
I think it is fair to say that the 'monster' movie is slightly struggling to really find its feet. As Universal are apparently making a 'monster-verse' and 'Kong: Skull Island's' post credit teaser hinting at some major monster v monster goodness, I discuss the issues and challenge of creating monster movies in today's world. There may be things I miss or overlook, but this is my take on the main issues that I think are affecting and may continue to affect the big monster movies.
Bumblebee's Spin-Off; Look back and learn to hopefully make a good movie.
It is fair to say, I think, that this movie will not be up there with the best movies of the year when it is released. However, seeing as Bay and none of the previous Transformer movie lot are involved, there is a chance to ensure this movie is better than some of the recent Transformer movies.
Transformers: The Last Knight Review
GoT: Se 7. Ep. 4: The Spoils of War; Review
Utterly utterly utterly utterly incredible, astounding, mesmerising and exhilarating. — As of writing this, I have just finished watching the most recent Game of Thrones episode. And I am in a state of awe.
GoT: Se. 7 Ep. 3: The Queen's Justice; Review
The Queen's Justice ramps up the stakes and dangers of the current season of Thrones. (No major spoilers) — Daenerys and Snow meet for the first time, and it is brilliant. A well balanced written scene. Handling past occurrences, tension, counter ideas and beliefs and comedy also. The introduction of Daenerys by her helpers compared to the introduction of Snow by Davos was hugely amusing. It goes without saying, and to be honest I will stop saying it as I do so it every time, in that the production, acting, cinematography and so on, is brilliant. I have to say, I particularly enjoyed the theme within their meeting. Being the need to set aside their own ambitions and past doings in order to focus upon the bigger picture and bigger threat; the Knight King and the Army of The Dead.
GoT: Se. 7 Ep. 2: Stormborn; Review
Game of Thrones continues; Stormborn, the second episode of the series continues on from the first and sets up more for the current series, and overall, I feel as though it is a weaker episode than the first. (No Spoilers)
GoT: Se. 7 Ep. 1: Dragonstone; Review
Game of Thrones is back, and the season premier of the hit show tees up the entire season brilliantly. (Spoiler free) — The astounding show is back, and as usual, I found myself whistling along to the entire introduction theme song which, lets face it, is impossible not to do. I shall keep this as spoiler free and to the point as possible, as there is nothing worse then coming across a spoiler for one of your favourite shows. In short, Dragonstone is the setting up of all the major key players and events set to come; Cersei planning to attack more or less everyone she hates or sees as a threat, Daenerys finally reaching Westeros and landing at Dragonstone with her army and dragons, Jorah's continuing illness, Sansa and John with Little Finger doing his usual sly and plot planning, and the person who is going to be a key player for Cersei, being Euron Greyjoy; also Arya Stark making some major moves.
Suicide Squad: Review
DC's latest venture into the Cinematic universe & it is a fine addition. With critics and some fans blasting it, I personally felt it was far better than what was being said, it is not brilliant, but it is very good.
DCEU v MCU: Opinion Piece
Without a doubt, the biggest cinematic battle in recent memory. Marvel has produced a smorgasbord of movies and generated eye-watering numbers at the box office, however, I really really do not like the MCU anymore; at all. DCEU (DC Extended Universe) is where I stand. This is my opinion on these two powerhouses of modern cinema, a comparison of the them and why I am now a fully-fledged DCEU fanatic.