Category Archives: Films and television

Cockneys Vs Zombies – Trailer

Just stumbled upon the trailer for ‘Cockneys Vs Zombies’, what can I say?  Fucking genius.

Can’t wait to see Alan ‘Brick Top’ Ford in this film, looks hilarious and has a great supporting cast!  Kudos for getting Richard Briers in this!

Best line ever.  “Oi Zombies, get the fuck out of my East End!”.  Hahahahah!


The Amazing Spider-man

The Amazing Spider-man may not be the best superhero film ever, but it is the best Spider-man film ever!

Gone is the autistic and boring Peter Parker of Tobey Maguire and in comes the exceptional Peter Parker of Andrew Garfield.

I was thoroughly impressed by Andrew Garfields take on Peter, his acting is top notch and I loved how his characters personality evolved throughout the course of the film. Something that I felt never happened in Raimi’s trilogy.

The best compliment I can pay Mr Garfield is that comic book writers will probably use his portrayal of the character when writing new storylines, spot on!

The use of 3D suited the film although I enjoyed the emphasis that was placed upon the non-Spiderman scenes which told a very enjoyable tale about Peter’s school and family life.

Dennis Leary was a cool choice for Captain Stacey (I love him in the film Judgement Night) and thought the supporting cast was well put together!

It was great to have a really traditional villain in the Lizard and I hope they will address the forgivable plot holes that were littered around this movie by doing a sequel which takes the story forward!

It can only be the Goblin next for me, although I’d be very impressed if they work Parkers father into a Venom saga somehow!! Introduce a new Fantastic Four and relaunch that franchise? Who knows?

All in all, ‘The Amazing Spiderman’ is definitely one for all the anorak comic nerds like me; the film was so good that even Stan Lees cameo made me laugh!

The Hobbit (trailer)

Was really chuffed to see the trailer for ‘The Hobbit’ tonight; I thought the footage looked excellent and represented the ‘character’ of the novel well in comparison to the darker tones of the Fellowship.

My first impressions were that the film has a very familiar feel to it as the original trilogy, but definitely has a unique style of it’s own.

The cinema audience didn’t seem to know how to react to the singing which I found very funny! The importance of song is a pure reflection of the text and I thought it was great to see the dwarves singing!!

The media types who slated the look of the new footage are on their own!! The dwarves look a bit more ‘comical’ than Gimli does in the trilogy but I thought that also reflected the text well? It looks fun and I can’t wait!

It was wonderful to see Sir Ian McKellan back as Gandalf and Martin Freeman looks spot on as Bilbo Baggins! Hearing Gollum speak at the end made my spine tingle!

What’s a Baggins?!?!!


I was fortunate enough to see Prometheus last night in glorious IMAX 3D.  I say fortunate because Angelo and I arrived to find out that I had booked the tickets for the previous night!  Doh!

The booking website has a list of days, I took this for granted and booked ‘Friday’ at 00:20am.  So when we arrived last night, our tickets had already expired by 24 hours.  Thankfully the cinema wasn’t even a fifth full and we managed to get the same seats on the row behind.  Nice!

Lets get one thing straight, Prometheus is totally about Alien, anyone who says otherwise is a spastic.  The best compliment that I can pay Prometheus is that it fits perfectly as a prequel; having waited for this film for a couple of years, I can honestly say it has met all my expectations.

The film is beautiful, epic, astounding, stark, shocking and all the other superlatives that I’d associate with Alien, Aliens and Alien 3.  The casting was great, the chemistry of the characters was there for all to see and reminded me of said films in abundance.  Captain Janek was a standout character for me, the ‘Steven Stills’ accordion and Christmas tree scenes were particularly funny.

The special effects in this film are second to none, I loved the scene as Prometheus descended majestically through the clouds of LV223, the silicon storm scene was also fantastic and has to been seen to be believed and nothing can quite prepare you for some of the truly shocking scenes in this film.  No spoilers on that.

The creature designs for this film reminded me of some old Giger artwork books that a friend of mine had when I was at school.  Simply brilliant and scary.  Shame it wasn’t an 18!!!  GIANT FACEHUGGER!!  There, I said it!

We have seen how badly prequels can hash up a franchise by trying to answer all the questions that made the original films such a classic in the first place, Star Wars The Phantom Menace was a fantastic example of that?

Prometheus answers questions in a very clever way, answering questions about the space jockey race opened up a whole new can of worms and brought forward new questions that I hadn’t considered before.  That’s the real appeal of this film for me, it changed how I look at the entire franchise.  In a good way too.

Where could another film go from here?  The ending is ambiguous and certainly allows for further development in the franchise; from a purely selfish point of view, I hope they make another film to follow this one!

Prometheus gets a 9 out of 10 for me; fuck you IGN filmforce and your shitty ‘7 out of 10’ review!

Angelos Epithemiou and Friends Dvd

Dan Renton Skinner is a comedy genius; I’ve just watched his ‘Angelos Epithemiou and Friends’ DVD and thought it was absolutely hilarious.

I’ve been a huge fan of Dan’s character ‘Angelos Epithemiou’ for a couple of years now; most of you will probably know him from ‘Shooting Stars’ and it’s great to see him logging the limelight on stage.  I think  Dan’s a very underated comedian and a breath of fresh air compared to the Waitrose loyalty card shopper’s favourite Michael ‘I’m posh and like to squeel posh people jokes like an educated piggy wiggy!’ McIntyre.

For those of you who haven’t seen Angelos before, have a quick mooch on youtube and savour the unique surreal, witty and obscure banter; he’s worth watching for his fantastic repetoir of facial expressions and inimitable awkwardness on stage.

If you’ve ever worked in a shop or other vocation where you deal with the general public; I’ll lay money on it that you’ve come across someone like Angelos Epithemiou and you are instantly reminded of them?!

I think that’s the true genius of the character Dan created!

Angelos Epithemiou on Soccer AM