Film Review: Toy Story 4

The fourth instalment in Pixar‘s Toy Story series and directed by Josh Cooley, Toy Story 4 sees Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) finding himself left in the closet as the gangs new owner, Bonnie (Madeleine McGrew), doesn’t seem to need him any more. So, when Bonnie’s self-crafted and beloved Forky (Tony Hale) needs some help, […]

You Should Be Reading: January 2017

(Written for Filmoria) Last month began my monthly feature, You Should Be Reading, with the end of what 2016 had to offer in terms of book adaptations. Now it’s time to step into the new year, and to take a look at what adaptations are being released in January 2017.

You Should Be Reading: December 2016

(Written for Filmoria) This month sees the introduction of my new monthly feature for Filmoria, You Should Be Reading, which looks at what book adaptations are being released as films over the following month. If you love reading just as much as you do watching, then this feature will tell you everything you need to know […]

Actor Ranked: Tom Hanks

I don’t think it would be possible for anybody to have a favourite actors list without ever mentioning the lovable Tom Hanks. Whether it be the voice of Woody in Pixar’s Toy Story or as the non-stop champion that is Forrest Grump, he’s had a role that everybody will have a favourite of. Here is […]

Film Review: Captain Phillips

Based on a true story, Captain Phillips, directed by Paul Greengrass, follows Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), whose ship, the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Focusing on the relationship between Captain Phillips and the Somali pirate captain, […]

Film Review: Cloud Atlas

(Published on Lost In The Multiplex) Based on the 2004 book written by David Mitchell, and written and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, Cloud Atlas intertwines six subtly interconnected stories, spanning from the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future. The film follows lawyer Adam Ewing (Jim Sturgess) who is travelling on […]

New ‘Cloud Atlas’ Character Profiles Span The Ages

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex) As well as the release of the first trailer for writer/directors Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer’s upcoming adaptation of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas this month, the film’s official website have now released a number of images of the film’s cast, showing that some of the film’s actors […]

Film Review: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

(Published in Issue 7 of my publication In Retrospect) Directed by Stephen Daldry with screenplay by Eric Roth, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is based on the 2005 novel of the same name written by Jonathan Safran Foer. Focusing on a young autistic boy named Oskar (Thomas Horn), the story follows his journey when, after […]

New International Poster for ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’

(Written for HeyUGuys) With only a week until the release of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, a new poster has been released online, now emphasising the film’s two Oscar nominations for Best Film and Best Supporting Actor for Max von Sydow. Adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer‘s novel of the same name, Extremely Loud and Incredibly […]

New Pictures for ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’

(Written for HeyUGuys) A handful of new photos for Stephen Daldry‘s adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer‘s novel Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close have been released this week, an upcoming drama starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock as the parents of a ten-year-old amateur inventor.

Film Review: Toy Story 3

(Published on Rushes Online Film Magazine) After an 11 year wait, Woody, Buzz and the whole toy box team are back on their final and most exciting adventure yet. As 17-year-old Andy prepares for college, his loyal toys are accidentally shipped off to daycare where they meet a bunch of new characters, including Barbie’s counterpart […]

Film Review: Toy Story

Directed by John Lasseter and the first feature film from Pixar, Toy Story follows a set of anthropomorphic toys which come to life when humans are not present. Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), is a traditional pull-string talking cowboy, who has long enjoyed a place of honour as the favourite of six-year-old Andy (John Morris). […]