Shiny Shelf
By Lance Parkin on 10 May 2009 Comments Off

‘Star Trek’ is a franchise that, instinctively, ought to be strong and vibrant but which had ground to a halt.

By Jim Smith on 04 May 2009 Comments Off

Do I review this for the general audience that will, I suspect, flock to this dazzling, exciting blockbuster in droves or do I review it for my fellow long term ‘Star Trek’ fans?

By Jim Smith on 23 January 2004 Comments Off

While it may go without saying that Peter Jackson gives good blockbuster here, the viewer could be forgiven for expressing weariness at this late stage in ‘The Lord of The Rings’ worship game.
While the highs of this third installment are higher than those of the previous two, the lows are also resolutely lower. Some come [...]

By Mark Clapham on 30 November 2003 Comments Off

There’s nothing desperately, tragically wrong with ‘Doom’, it’s just that there isn’t much that’s actively right about it.

By Jim Smith on 08 February 2003 Comments Off

Somehow Tolkein’s weakest novel has been transformed into one of the films of the year.