Film Review – Lightyear (2022)

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Rating: 2 out of 5.

I intended to post this review earlier this week but it’s been far too hot to do anything. So, I waited until it was a bit cooler. It means that I’m able to actually write something but it also means that it’s been a while since I watched this film. Hopefully, I can remember it enough to get through this. I was pretty excited to watch this. It sounded like the kind of thing for me. Chris Evans, Pixar, upset right-wing mums… it had everything I love. The only thing I wasn’t sure about was how it would all fit together.

TBT – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

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220px-scott_pilgrim_vs._the_world_teaser 5_star_rating_system_4_and_a_half_stars 10 years ago today, Edgar Wright’s film adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was released in the US. The final volume of the comics, written by Canadian author and artist Bryan Lee O’Malley, had only just been released before the film came out. Although, when Wright was originally approached to make the film in 2004, which was just after the first book had been published. It took 6 years for the film to come together and, though didn’t do so well at the cinema, it has become a much-loved cult classic. As somebody who loves the source material and the film, I wanted to dedicate today’s TBT post to the film’s 10th anniversary. What I hadn’t remembered was that I’d already written a review of this film. So, now I don’t really know what to do. I haven’t got time to watch something else and I haven’t watched anything old recently. Or at least nothing memorable enough to review. Well, what’s the worst that can happen?

Oscars Week Review – Knives Out (2019)

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knives_out_poster5_star_rating_system_4_stars1 Just when you think Chris Evans can’t get any better than beardy Captain America in Infinity War, we get Chris Evans in knitwear Now, I’ve always been a huge lover of knitwear because I’m a secret grandma. What I didn’t expect was for knitwear to be quite so sexy but Rian Johson clearly saw that as a challenge. Therefore, we have ourselves an original and exciting new Hollywood film that also features some of the hottest knitwear scenes ever. And I say that as someone who once bought my friend a book of sexy knitting projects. I’ve spoken a lot about Oscar snubs recently but the biggest one by far is that the costume department on Knives Out didn’t automatically walk away with the win for making Chris Evan’s cable knit an internet sensation. No offence to the actual nominees but none of them have made quite the cultural impact that whoever first pick up that cream jumper has done.