Posted: 5th August 2015 | Written by: Ben Browne
In a move that mirrors Skynet’s terrifying rise of the machines, the Fast and the Furious franchise has become self-aware. As a series, it’s been doing this since the soft reboot 4th installment, the confusingly titled “Fast and Furious”, testing more and more outlandish elements with each film. I think Furious 7 is them fully embracing the ridiculous, and rolling with it.
Posted: 31st July 2015 | Written by: Ben Browne
I've seen the phrase “superhero fatigue” thrown around a lot over the past few years. Some people have taken exception to the sheer number of superhero films already released and that are planned for the future, especially in regards to the well-oiled Marvel machine which cranks out interconnected stories every year like nobody's business.
Posted: 23rd June 2015 | Written by: Ben Browne
My expectations for Jurassic World weren't high. Like many others, I consider Jurassic Park to be a formative film. Having being stung by the sequels in the years up to this point and having caught the underwhelming trailer, I prepared myself for the worst.
Posted: 27th May 2015 | Written by: Ben Browne
It's natural to be wary of belated sequels to dormant franchises. Most of the time, they turn out to cynical modern products cashing in on the lucrative nostalgia market.
Posted: 21st May 2015 | Written by: PYA
Clearly the Bravo TV show had sufficient viewers to be re-commissioned for a second season but, as with many ‘reality’ shows, the setup is artificial and as a result the on-screen presentation is in no way representative of the discretion, integrity and high end professionalism that genuine crews display on a daily basis.
Posted: 1st May 2015 | Written by: Ben Browne
Colloquially known as “that Facebook movie”, The Social Network is one of my favourite David Fincher films. As far as pitches go, a film about rich tech geniuses suing each other for obscene amounts of money doesn't sound like it would have much entertainment value.
Posted: 27th April 2015 | Written by: Ben Browne
Introductions are a tricky thing. As a new film critic around these parts, I'm very aware of the oddery of turning up out of the blue and asking people to read my opinions on such a subjective medium.
Posted: 26th March 2015 | Written by: VirtualRegatta.com
Starting today, one of the most popular and toughest international regatta circuit events in the word, the RC 44 Championship, will run on Virtual Regatta Inshore.
Posted: 28th January 2015 | Written by: Karen Hockney
Following a choppy reception from US critics, Below Deck, the much talked about fly on the wall series charting the ups and downs of yacht crew on board a luxury superyacht, has finally crossed the Atlantic to make it onto UK screens.
Posted: 25th December 2014 | Written by: Scott Payne
To say Interstellar is an emotional piece of work would be a massive understatement. On more than one occasion during the 169 minute run time I found myself so utterly engrossed with the performances that I was close to welling up.