Review: John Carter (2012)

John Carter is one of those films that you really, really want to like more than you actually do. For me, it should have been a slam dunk.┬áIt ticks so many of my boxes: ┬áRetro-flavoured sci-fi? Check. Classic pulp literature source? Check. Beautiful alien vistas? Check. Supporting cast made up of reliable British stalwarts? Check. …

Friday Favourites: 10 movies to watch while ironing

Let’s be honest: nobody enjoys ironing. There’s usually something far more important to do than moving a hot slab of metal over a pile of dry clothes that have been gathering dust in the spare room for longer than you’d care to admit. Like descaling the kettle, for example. But fear not – cinema rides …

Five Favourite Guilty Pleasures (or, Films wot I like and sod the rest of yer)

We all have them: films that we know are basically nonsense but we love them all the same. It might be because they have certain memories associated with them that instantly bring about a sense of comfort and happiness inextricably linked with another period in your life. It might be because they touch upon a …