Postman Pat: The Movie (Movie Commentary)

When I started writing these weekly articles, my very first one was on Postman Pat: The Movie and why I was actually sort of looking forward to it, because it looked bat-shit insane. And I wasn’t disappointed.

Two years later and I’ve coerced James into watching it for a movie commentary. So enjoy James’ genuine first reactions to an absolutely mental plot involving a talent show, evil robots and David Tennant trying to murder Postman Pat.

Syncing details are in the video.

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Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns (Movie Commentary)

Ok, this one’s technically not a movie but screw it; we’ve done it anyway. James and I somehow managed to blunder our way through a one hour special that’s a follow-up to the first Pokémon movie –  a special with underdeveloped morals, useless main characters and Jesus water. Yes, you heard me. Jesus water.

Syncing details are in the video.

What I Liked about Deadpool

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Deadpool

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Deadpool could very easily have been a travesty; a complete mess of a movie that ultimately failed to appeal to either the average movie-going public or the die-hard fans. But, it didn’t. While I was certainly looking forward to it (especially when I saw the marketing), it managed to be even better that I initially hoped.

Because of the rather bizarre nature of the film, it’s a bit hard to review it in a traditional sense. So, I figured I’d take take the easy route and simply list off all the things I liked about the movie. Continue reading

Digimon: The Movie (Movie Commentary)

After two Pokémon movies, James and I decided to mix things up a bit by doing a commentary on the Digimon movie; specifically the movie released in the West that combined three Digimon movies into one. Is it as bad as it sounds? Hoo boy.

If you enjoy poor pacing, a mediocre script, random bursts of nostalgia and me getting my trivia wrong, you’ll probably love it. So watch on and find out. Syncing details are in the video.

Five Nintendo Franchises That Should Get Movies

Videogame movies. We’ve all seen at least one and they have tended to range from passable to “Oh God this film is stabbing me in the soul and makes me want to vomit up my own intestines.” It’s probably for these reasons that Nintendo has very much kept its beloved characters away from the silver screen (though the failure that was the Super Mario Bros. movie probably helped).

Opinion on whether this is a good or bad thing seems split but with Shigeru Miyamoto’s recent announcement of them considering possible film adaptations, this naturally calls for speculation. So, here are five Nintendo franchises that I think could lend well to becoming films. Continue reading

Paddington – Beary Good

(originally posted May 8th 2015)

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When I found out that a live-action movie based on Paddington Bear was being made, I was naturally sceptical. And so was everyone else, apparently. I know one shouldn’t jump to conclusions but just the idea that someone wanted to make a live-action Paddington movie in 2014 just made me gag a little. I don’t hold a lot of nostalgia for Paddington but I remember catching a few episodes of the original TV series where Paddington himself was animated in stop-motion but the humans and his environments were in 2D, and I even had an audio tape of some of the original stories. It may have only been a small part of my childhood but I remembered it fondly and, naturally, me and the rest of the world weren’t holding our breath for a ‘modernised’ take on the character. Even the author of the original books, Michael Bond, wasn’t looking forward to it. Continue reading

Is Toy Story 4 Necessary?

(originally posted November 14th 2014)

(WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Toy Story 3)

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No. No, it really isn’t. Anyone who grew up with the original trilogy of Toy Story films (still the best film trilogy – suck it Lord of the Rings) most likely had the same reaction as I did when this was announced – a tilted head, a slightly agape expression, followed by a slowly drawn out and confused “Why?” Continue reading

The Lego Movie – Everything Is Indeed Awesome

(originally posted September 19th 2014)

(WARNING: This post contains spoilers for The Lego Movie)

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I love this movie. I love it so damn much. It wasn’t always like that, though. When I first found out that a Lego movie was being made, I rolled my eyes and let out one hell of an exasperated sigh. The film synopsis didn’t inspire confidence. It sounded like the most generic child pandering I’d ever heard. Then the trailers came out. “Huh?” I thought, “This doesn’t look that bad. Actually seems pretty funny.” So, I watched it, expecting a basic but entertaining romp. What did I get? Something amazing. So here’s a list of everything that is awesome with this movie. Continue reading