Retro Review: An American Werewolf in London (1981)

It feels like an age since my last Retro Review, what with the weird time vortex that surrounds Christmas and New Year, but it has only been a month. Given the fact that I was rather disappointed with the last couple of retro reviews, I was a little apprehensive going into this one, but it…

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…

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…

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…

Review: Let It Snow (2019)

The Christmas spirit is still going strong here at Love Popcorn with another Christmas review for you, this time we’re looking at another Netflix original, Let it Snow. It’s Christmas Eve, and a small rural town in America is hit by a snow storm. Whilst the adults are all probably using the snow as a…

Review: Ready Or Not (2019)

I first watched this film back in early September at an advanced screening but my blogging slump meant that it’s been sitting, half-written, in my drafts for a month! So better late than never, here is my thoughts on the comedy-horror, Ready Or Not. The film sees young bride, Grace, (Samara Weaving) about to marry…

Review: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Who could have possibly imagined that a simple film about street racing would lead to a franchise spanning eighteen years, and counting! Admittedly, there was a rocky patch following the third film, Tokyo Drift, but the F&F franchise shifted gear (eh!!) and came back stronger than ever. I can’t immediately recall the last film to…

Review: Murder Mystery (2019)

I will hold my hands up and admit that all of Adam Sandler’s movies fall very firmly into the B-movie category and Murder Mystery is no exception. However, sometimes a hard-hitting, thought provoking intellectual masterpiece is not what you want when you fancy a good old fashioned duvet day, and in that respects, Sandler is…

Review: Long Shot (2019)

There’s been so much great stuff on TV and Netflix lately that I’ve kind of been neglecting the cinema a little bit. Therefore, I’ve told Mark that this month we need to catch up a little and make up for lost time. With the sun coming out and the weather warming up, there’s nothing better…

Review: Fisherman’s Friends (2019)

Every now and again, in amongst the Hollywood heavyweights, a quintessential British drama shines like a diamond in the rough, comforting in it’s familiarity like your own bed after a long holiday. Often these films are few and far between but the next few of weeks sees not one, but two British musical dramas hit…

Review: Isn’t It Romantic (2019)

If you have seen my top ten chick flicks post, then you will probably already have guessed that I absolutely LOVE a good (or bad) rom-com, in fact, the cheesier the better. Unfortunately, in today’s societal climate, admitting to enjoying romantic comedies almost feels like confessing to skinning cats or kicking homeless children. But that…

Review: Stan & Ollie (2019)

Before I begin my review of the film, I have to confess, and apologise, for a couple of things.  Firstly – I hate slapstick comedy. I understand why some people enjoy it, it’s pure, simple and silly humour, I just find it a little childish. Ironically, I love a good fart joke! To each, their own I suppose. Secondly –…