Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is the latest instalment in the increasingly bloated Star Wars film series. As expected, the franchise has become Disneyfied beyond belief, there’s been a new movie in each of the last three years. It won’t stop there, Disney have announced at least five more Star Wars films plus a TV show.
With each new flick we hurtle towards a reality where people no longer care about subsequent releases in the series. Like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney will continue bombarding us with Star Wars properties until they’ve printed enough money to fund a real-life Death Star.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is the sequel to 2015’s Kingsman: The Secret Service and is a rare example of a bigger and better sequel that improves upon the original. Kingsman 2 is an exciting ride that doesn’t expand beyond the confines of the spy comedy sub-genre, but has enough action to keep the viewer’s interest throughout.
Disney recently announced that it will remove its properties from Netflix in 2019, in order to launch a streaming service and secure a bigger share of the streaming pie. Disney’s new service could challenge Netflix’s iron grip on streaming. This is exciting news which will cause a shift in the market: let’s explore this.
The Walt Disney Corporation is the second largest media conglomerate in the world; a lot of people think Disney is just kids films and High School Musical, but they own of a huge number of beloved entertainment properties.
Dunkirk is the latest big budget World War II film, that opts to join the crowded ‘war is hell’ sub-genre. Christopher Nolan writes and directs a movie that is less about the largely-silent characters and focuses on the loud, frightening world they inhabit.
In a year of great films, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is the latest to garner rabid praise from the critics; a Rolling Stone review argues it ‘May Be the Greatest War Film Ever’. Many believe that this is the first serious contender for the Best Picture Award at 2018’s Oscars.
Hold me closer Baby Driver
Baby Driver is a uniquely exhilarating ride with some of the most inventive action sequences of 2017. These days, Hollywood is awash with an interminable deluge of sequels and TV shows brought to the big screen – Baby Driver is a refreshing drop in this tedious ocean. This is the story of Baby, a young getaway driver, who gets called into for one last job with Kevin Spacey and his crew of roughnecks.
With the numerous uninspiring car chases in recent films, it’s easy to assume the trope has been exhausted. Yet for a movie based almost exclusively around the car chase Baby Driver is excellent.