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  • Galaxy Quest

    Galaxy Quest

    ★★★

    This comedy follows a group of washed up actors on the Meet-and-Greet Convention circuit, scraping a living off a cult Sci-Fi show which ended almost 20 years earlier. However, unbeknown to them, the transmissions from the 1980's have been picked up by real aliens who have also come to meet them...

    I think I may have seen this before but a long time ago, so this was basically a first watch. It's good fun - an amusingly meta parody/homage to…

  • Undercover Brother

    Undercover Brother

    ★★

    This is basically Austin Powers for Blaxploitation films - but unfortunately it's more Goldmember than International Man of Mystery.

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★★★

    So far the Phase 2 films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) have both been sequels; 'Iron Man 3' was more of the same but with a fun Shane Black twist; 'Thor: The Dark World' took an unexpected but slightly muddled Sci-Fi route. However, the second solo Cap film was a completely different genre from his entertaining WW2 origin and a completely different tone from the other films. Marvel tend to go for the more humorous approach but this was…

  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3

    ★★★★½

    aka Iron Man Three

    My first viewing of Marvel Cinematic Universe films are at midnight cinema showings after avoiding all advertising material so there's a lot to take in and follow. The first time I saw this I enjoyed it but the plot seemed a bit all over the place – especially with certain twists that occur. However, it holds up really well on a second viewing with a well paced interesting story and solid action. The themes are great…