My last blog post was about Movies with Mikey, a film review series that deep dives into a film. So, I decided to do a homage. Enjoy. Spoilers. Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), is the second instalment of the Hunger Games games quadrilogy of films, based on the books by Suzanne Collins. The film was … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is far better than it deserves to be.
The movie video essay has become boring. The YouTube genre popularised by the now abandoned 'Every Frame a Painting' channel, has become stale. You know the videos; slow male voice stressing certain words to add some gravitas to what is being said, onscreen graphics that ease in and out onto brightly coloured backgrounds, and chill … Continue reading Movies with Mikey is the best Movie essay series on YouTube.
The architect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, has been given the keys to the whole Marvel empire. In 2015, Marvel Studios, the movie production arm of Marvel, was moved to be under Walt Disney Studios away from Marvel Entertainment, due to disagreements between the direction of the MCU … Continue reading Kevin Feige now holds the power at Marvel and Disney.
Disney+ is looming over the streaming industry, like the star destroyer in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope. The House of Mouse’s streaming platform is due to be launched in November 2019 and, there’s no doubt, it will change the streaming landscape. Recently, Disney has been on a buying spree, purchasing Lucas … Continue reading Disney+ Will Succeed… Probably.
You’re in your local (or not so local) electronics store, and there’s a variety of streaming boxes and sticks available for you to pick from. So which one do you pick up and what can they possibly do differently from one another? There are three main competitors in the TV streaming space; Fire TV, Roku … Continue reading Streaming.
You’re in the UK and you’ve sat down to watch scrubs, trying to decide whether you want to watch the NOW TV version, which has retained the broadcast rights for the music, or the Amazon Prime Video version, which has the DVD music rights. But you’ve noticed Something else; the NOW TV version seems slightly … Continue reading How US TV is Broadcast in the UK – A Technical Explanation.
It’s no secret that Hollywood studios rely heavily on the tentpole blockbuster action movies. The big studios are more likely to greenlight a superhero movie than a small character-based film and who can blame them? Rising movie tickets prices, where a family of four can pay upwards of £50 to see a movie, audiences want … Continue reading The Success of A24