Film and book reviews


For the fanboys, the Watchman movie has been a long time coming, for sci-fi fans, it looks like a spectacular effects driven event. Does it satisfy? Yes, both as a movie and as a faithfull conversion of comic book to screen.

Mamma Mia - The Movie

I think I am in a minority of one. This Pop Group to Stage to Film phenomenon has taken the world by storm, but left me wanting both my money and hours of my life back. Yes, this film has broken box office and DVD records world wide, yes, it was up for Oscars, but I hated it.


Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

We all love Indiana Jones and the wait for the fourth installment has been years. Is it any good? In a word yes. Is it the best? Probably not, but it has merit and is a fine addition to the tome.


I laughed for nearly five minutes at the end of this movie. My sides were splitting and tears were rolling down my face. Unfortunatley, this film isn't supposed to be a comedy.

The Wendell Baker Story

I left the 49th The Times bfi London Film Festival showing of The Wendell Baker Story with a big feel-good factor. It's not going to take the world by storm, but it is a charming, lovely, funny, touching and unusual movie.

Wedding Crashers

I laughed, oh did I laugh. So much so, I cried too. This could have been a shocking buddy movie, but the writing, the comedic performances and the simple concept, make this my favorite comedy of the year

Batman Begins

Oh my god, what a good movie this this. It could have been a banana skin for Warner Bros., but director Christopher Nolan has produced a fresh take on an old subject and done it extraordinarily well.

Film and UK Premiere review: Sin City

Can't say I knew what to expect from this film, but I certainly got a feast for the eyes and I'm glad I didn't eat too much before the opening credits.

Film and World Premiere review: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

I liked this film; I'm a big fan, a bit of a dork you might say. This isn't quite the funniest movie of the year, but it is worthwhile, enjoyable and will put a smile on your face.

Market Forces by Richard Morgan

So close to today and yet not far from the future of Mad Max. Post apocalypse without the nuclear war. The rich wide-boys of city financing use the deserted motorways of the world as a battlefield over promotions and contract bids to run countries and war campaigns.

Van Helsing

Van Helsing is a romp through the world of Dracula, Frankenstien and other horror characters of that era. Enjoyable throughout, a couple of moments that make you jump and geography that would fail any high school exam.