Random ramblings on music and movies

Reviews and entertainment articles by Dave Simpson

The Orville – season one review

As a long-time Star Trek enthusiast, I was excited when it was announced that the franchise would be returning to television for the first time in twelve years last September … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Last call pitches! – a Pitch Perfect 3 review

The Last Jedi may be the main talking point when it comes to movies at the moment, but it’s not the only treat that’s on offer in theatres this yuletide … Continue reading

December 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – an in-depth discussion

Now that my spoiler free review is out of the way and I’ve seen the movie twice, it’s time to talk more specifically about certain elements of The Last Jedi. Like … Continue reading

December 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – a spoiler free review

Between January and the start of December, 2017, there were a total of four films that really resonated with me. I loved the way in which Logan wrapped up Hugh … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Star Wars: Journey to The Last Jedi – literature review

In the wake of my article analysing From a Certain Point of View and continuing the tradition I started two years ago of examining the literature that ties into a … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View – book review

In the run up to the arrival of Episode VII in 2015, I posted a trilogy of articles examining the most prominent works that existed in the rebooted Star Wars … Continue reading

December 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Revisiting War for the Planet of the Apes – a retrospective review

While Blade Runner 2049 is a close runner-up, without a doubt, the best movie I’ve seen so far this year is War for the Planet of the Apes. Unfortunately though, … Continue reading

November 28, 2017 · 1 Comment