Random ramblings on music and movies

Reviews and entertainment articles by Dave Simpson

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

You can’t save the DCEU alone – Justice League review

Justice League, the culmination of kind of, sort of, maybe, but not really phase one of the DC Extended Universe – who knows what way DC are structuring their movies?! … Continue reading

November 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Mighty Avenger returns – a Thor: Ragnarok review

When I first saw the trailer for Thor back in 2011, I was impressed to the point that I was positive it would be my favourite film that year. The … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blade Runner 2049 – a spoiler free review

The last time I wrote about Blade Runner, I was sitting in a room with several hundred other English undergrads answering an exam question about how Ridley Scott’s iconic cult … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – a spoiler free review

Kingsman: The Secret Service was, without a doubt, one of the most pleasant cinematic surprises of 2015. Based on the comic series by Scottish writer Mark Millar, the Matthew Vaughn-directed … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Star Wars: Discussing Inferno Squad and the state of the expanded universe in 2017

The biggest event on this year’s Star Wars calendar may be the release of The Last Jedi in December, but that doesn’t mean that fans have been starved of new … Continue reading

August 31, 2017 · Leave a comment