Should movies be faithful to the book?

Unless you’ve been living in a dark cave on Mars for the last few months you’ll probably have heard/seen all the hullabaloo about the big screen summer blockbuster World War Z. Before you read any further I’ll state right now this is not going to be one of those posts where I drone on and…

Throwback Thursday!

Top 10 Movies from the 80’s! It’s time to get your retro-noodle on! Sit back and enjoy some classic 80’s movie trailers! I’d like to thank Brenda over at A Scribbler’s Tale for her inspiring post that I’ve stolen borrowed in order to bathe in the warm glow of 80’s movie nostalgia! 10. The Goonies…

Zombie News!

Zombie fans could be in for a treat some time soon! Hollywood seem hell-bent on churning out cute CG garbage as if their on a production line. I enjoyed Shrek 1. It was funny. Shrek 2 was pretty decent. How To Kill Your Dragon was top quality stuff too. Toy Story was okay. After that…meh. …

How to behave at the cinema

After a few recent visits to the cinema I was reminded of all the good things I love about the big screen; the beautiful colour, the immersive sound, the smell of the popcorn when you walk in, the trailers and that afterglow you get as you leave. Sadly I was also reminded of all the…

Hey there, Mr Blue Sky

“Sun is shinin’ in the sky There ain’t a cloud in sight, it’s stopped rainin’ Everybody’s in their play and don’t you know It’s a beautiful new day, hey hey hey.” I’m going to tell you a tale about a thread of my own musical history.  It’s a tale of how music from my childhood…

Avatar – Can’t you just enjoy it?

I watched the trailers, loved them in fact, and devoured the screenshots with hungry eyes. I was hooked on Avatar before I had seen it. The 3D thing didn’t matter to me, the storyline, settings and fresh new epicness were what I wanted to see. With drink and popcorn in hand, prime seats grabbed, I…