Oscars 2020 – Best Picture

Brush away those January blues, it’s awards season and the nominee’s for the most coveted award in cinema have been released. Let’s have a little look at the 2020 nominees for most coveted award of them all, Best Picture. Ford Vs Ferrari (Le Mans ’66) This biographical drama from director James Mangold tells the story…

Series Review: Sex Education (2019)

I first watched this Netflix series when it was originally released back in January of 2019 but never got around to actually writing up a review for it. With season two literally around the corner (available on Netflix from 17th Jan) I figured now was a perfect time for a full re-watch and review. Sex…

Oscars 2020 – Best Animated Film

Brush away those January blues, it’s awards season and the nominee’s for the most coveted award in cinema have been released. Let’s have a little look at the 2020 nominees for Best Animated Feature Film. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World In the final installment of the trilogy, Hiccup and Toothless must find…

Review: Just Mercy (2020)

January is a time where most of us, myself included, are regretting our ‘but it’s Christmas’ binge fests and trying to make our wages last that extra week until pay day, but what keeps me going into that full-on January Blues mood is the fact that it’s this time of year that a large majority …

Review: The Gentlemen (2020)

With great financial success (less so, critically) in a more family-friendly market over the last few years, with the likes of Aladdin (2019) and the two Sherlock Holmes films, director Guy Ritchie rings in the new decade by going back to his roots, with a star-studded gangster romp of a film, The Gentlemen. Predominantly set…

Review: Jumani – The Next Level (2019)

In an age of reboots, remakes and reimaginings, a slightly more understated trend is emerging: the Reboot Sequel. That is, of course, the attempt to reboot a franchise (or solo film) by continuing on where the originals left off. Where traditional reboots are met with a balanced amount of celebration and negativity, the reboot sequel…

Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

I’ll admit, when it comes to the Star Wars franchise, I am a relatively late bloomer. While I have come to appreciate the first six episodes more over the last few years, I can’t say that I became a fan of the franchise until 2015 with the release of Force Awakens. And I use to…

Top Twenty… Turning 20 in 2020

Christmas is over so while we recover from overstuffing ourselves lets look forward into the new year. As we prepare to say goodbye to the 2010s and head on in to a brand new decade, I wanted to create a post that celebrates the coming year by looking back and making us realise just how…

Top Ten… Worst of 2019

It may be a lack of cinema visits this year but I struggled a lot with this post, mainly with actually coming up with ten films that I didn’t like. Not that this year has been full of masterpieces but predominantly because my main consideration when reviewing a film is not necessarily the technical aspects…

Top Ten… Fave Films of 2019

For someone who writes a movie blog, I have been woefully poor at watching films this year, missing out on some critically acclaimed films such as Ad Astra, Le’ Mans 66 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Even when I’ve turned to Netflix to get my movie fix, I’ve not watched the widely anticipated…

Goodbye 2019: End of an Era

Not only did the end of 2019 see us say goodbye to the 2010’s but also to a great many shows and film franchises, here’s a little round-up of some of those that we lost going into the new decade. I tell you something though, 2020 has got some big shoes to fill… Star Wars…

Retro Review: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

For this month’s ‘Retro Review’ it was only logical that it should be a Christmas film, therefore I would like to share with you my review of the 1989 film, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. First off, here’s a little reminder of my self imposed rules… Should be a first time viewing More than 5 years…

Movie Links #31

Happy Christmas Eve! I hope you all have a great Christmas and a fantastic New Year. To round of my little series of festive link-ups, I’ve saved the best until last, the big man himself – Father Christmas!! Particularly, Richard Attenborough (Miracle on 34th Street) and Jim Broadbent (Arthur Christmas). Don’t forget to leave Santa…

Movie Links #30

Happy Wednesday! Christmas is only one week away, so here’s a little bit of fun to help you get through the endless wrapping, carolling and Christmas card writing. This week, we’re celebrating two iconic Christmas humbugs; the Grinch (Jim Carrey) and Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Jim Carrey was in How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)…

Review: Frozen 2 (2019)

It’s been six years since the release of Frozen and the world has only just managed to get that bloody song out of it’s head, which means it’s prime time for a sequel, but the real question will be whether Disney can pull off another smash-hit. Read on to find out… As with the original,…

Love Popcorn Milestone: 1st Birthday!!

I can’t quite believe it but my blog is a year old today!! It has been hard work and I have lost motivation at times, especially when there is a lot of other stuff going on but I have genuinely enjoyed every minute of it. Here’s a little round up of my first year of…

Movie Links #29

Happy Wednesday! It’s now only two weeks until Christmas, who else has overstocked their cupboard with enough food to last a month?! This week’s festive link-up features Santa’s favourite little helpers – his elves! We’ll be starting with Tony Cox from the 2003 film Bad Santa and finishing up with, arguably, the most famous elf…

Review: Love Actually (2003)

Whether they want to admit it or not, most people have a go-to Christmas movie, whether it’s the charming Will Ferrell comedy , Elf, or the timeless classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. For me, my Christmas movie of choice is the 2003 classic by Richard Curtis, Love Actually. Taking place during the lead up to…