Thursday, 14 September 2017

Why Star Wars Movies Should Release In December

Earlier this week it was announced that JJ Abrams would be taking over from Colin Trevorrow in directing and co-writing Star Wars Episode XI. A day later it was also announced that Episode XI’s released date was being pushed back from the scheduled May 2019 to December 2019 (I assume) to allow time to re-write the script and prep the necessary pre-production bits.
Star Wars The Force Awakens Banner
My blog post last week highlighted that 4 out of 6 Star Wars directors have been removed from directing their respective Star Wars films and it was beginning to start a bit of a trend. There’s now another trend emerging, every "Episode" version of the Star Wars movies has originally been scheduled for a May release but has then been moved back to December.

But why?

Monday, 11 September 2017

Thoughts on Stephen King’s It (2017) – Movie Review

I hadn’t expected to see Stephen King’s It this weekend, but by chance I managed to get to a showing on Saturday afternoon and I’m really glad I did.
Read on for my thoughts on Stephen King’s It, the remake of the 1990 TV movie and novel adaption, with NO SPOILERS.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Monday, 4 September 2017

IT Movie Poster Comparison – 2017 Reboot v 1990 Original

With the remake of the new Stephen King adaption IT being released in cinema’s this month, I thought I’d do a short blogpost around the difference in the movie posters of the 1990 original and the upcoming 2017 version.
IT Movie Poster Teaser
With the release being imminent, there has naturally been an increase in marketing and therefore I’ve seen the advertising for the new movie frequently. However this really highlighted the difference / similarities in the movie posters for each, which I thought I'd highlight.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Top Six Films Of Summer 2017

I wrote a blogpost a few weeks ago on how 2017 has been the best year for quality summer movie blockbusters, and as we now approach the end of the summer I thought I’d tally up my top 6 films of this summer.
Top Summer 2017 Movies
Why 6 you ask? Well, I was going to do a top five, but then as there have been so many incredible films this summer I had to increase the list to highlight these six! So what are they...

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Death Note Thoughts – Netflix Movie Review

Well, we have a new live action adaption of an anime being released on Netflix, and this time it’s the beloved Death Note.
Death Note Netflix Poster
Let’s be honest, live action anime adaptions rarely turn out good, but after listening to the director on a podcast a few weeks ago discussing his approach to the material, I was somewhat positive. So how did the live-action adaption of Death Note turn out…

Friday, 25 August 2017

Blade Runner 2049 Blue And Orange Movie Posters

A few weeks ago I blogged about how heavily movie posters use blue and orange, I actually used the Blade Runner 2049 teaser poster as an example of a heavily orange focused one. Anyone, today we have the final(?) Blade Runner 2049 poster and two new character posters and well, they go all in on the blue and orange…
Blade Runner 2049 Movie Poster Cropped
I wouldn’t really dedicate a MoviePush blogpost to a movie poster release, but because these Blade Runner 2049 movie posters are the very definition of my earlier blogpost, I just thought I had too. See the full posters below for yourself...

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Should We Be Worried About Justice League?

It’s no secret that the Justice League film is going through some changes. Whether these changes are for the better or worse, we won’t know until we see the final film…
Justice League Banner
Either way, the Justice League movie is in real danger of not  being very good and therefore this blog post is all about why and whether we should be worried.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

The Defenders Thoughts - ALL EPISODES REVIEW

- LAST UPDATED 23/08/2017 -

THIS BLOGPOST IS NOW COMPLETE AND WILL NOT BE UPDATED FURTHER.

With the launch of the new Marvel TV / Netflix series The Defenders, I thought I’d do something  a bit different on MoviePush this week, in terms of how I share my thoughts on the series and the individual episodes.
Rather than having one blogpost which acts as an overall season review, or having separate in-depth reviews for each episode that I post separately. I thought I’d use one blogpost to include all my thoughts per episode, and update it (frequently) as I watch the season.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Does Thor Ragnarok Have The Best Super-Hero Movie Posters Ever?

--- UPDATED WITH CHARACTER POSTERS BELOW 07/09/2017 ---

Another month, another insanely awesome poster for Thor Ragnarok. The latest Japanese poster for the movie really does speak for itself…
Thor Ragnarok Japan Poster
I’m extremely excited for Thor Ragnarok. Don’t get me wrong I’m usually excited for all Marvel Studio movies, but something about the third Thor movie just seems incredibly special. The movie marketing obviously plays heavily into that, both trailers have really hit the nail on the head, but for me it’s the movies posters that really stand out.

This got me thinking, has Thor Ragnarok had the best movie posters for a superhero movie in recent years?

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

What Marvel Movies Are In Phase 4 Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe?

QUICK HEADS UP - this post is complete speculation on my part!

So, before there are any official announcements I thought it would be quite interesting to discuss where the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) could go after Phase 3. More specifically what Marvel movies will feature in Phase 4.
Avenger Infinity War Poster
If you’re a complete newbie and aren’t sure what I’m talking about here’s a quick introduction…

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Blue And Orange In Movie Posters For 2017

Have you ever noticed how many movie posters are predominantly blue or orange, or use a combination of the two? It’s not that a lot of movie posters tend to use blue and orange, it's that they use EXACTLY the same tone of blue and orange. Seriously. 
Wonder Woman Movie Poster
Once you’ve seen it, you can’t not.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

2017 - The Best Year For Summer Movies Ever?

In the last month, I’ve seen a movie each week that could arguably be film of the year in my opinion. These films were: -

- Baby Driver
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Okja
- War for the Planet of the Apes
- Dunkirk

These are all at least 9/10 films, which is pretty impressive (if not unheard of) for consecutively released summer blockbusters.This got me thinking, has 2017 been the best year for summer blockbuster movies ever?

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Dunkirk - The Cinematic Experience

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Wow. I literally came out of Dunkirk high on adrenaline and somewhat exhausted. I’ve never had a film going experience quite like it; tense, impactful and absolutely exhilarating.

It is without a doubt one of the best and most visceral cinematic experiences I’ve ever had.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ross Bishop Ranks The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

So with the release of Spider-Man Homecoming and my absolute love for the Marvel Cinematic Universe I thought I’d try and rank the MCU films…
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When I say rank, this is in terms of my favourites, so it’s just my opinion and it may not always be what is technically the best. For example Thor: The Dark World regularly gets cited as one of the worse MCU films, but I quite enjoy it – so will probably rank higher than other lists. Likewise most lists have Guardians of the Galaxy at the top, however I’m not a huge sci-fi fan so again this will be lower than expected.

That said, this is truly a difficult task, as the Marvel Studio movies all tend to range from good to great, with a few truly excellent films. There aren’t really any bad films (except Iron Man 2), and I genuinely like all of them. I think I can rank my top 5 in a definitive order, and my least favourite at the bottom, but the one’s inbetween will be hard and could arguably have an interchangeable order.

Anyway, let’s give this a go…

Friday, 7 July 2017

Spider-Man Homecoming - My Thoughts

Well, this is how you make a Spider-Man movie.
The short review - Spider-Man: Homecoming is great, definitely the best Spidey movie overall and it sits comfortably within the top 5 MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) movies. This is due to the film delivering the truest version of the character on the big screen we’ve seen, together with a truly great coming of age story.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Is No Fun Really The Problem With The DCEU Movies? And Are Warner Bros Learning The Right Lessons From The Batman v Superman Backlash?

This week saw the release of trailers for two high profile super-hero movies due for release later this year, namely Justice League and Spider-Man: Homecoming. However it really highlighted to me the difference in how Marvel and DC are approaching the tone of their films, and also how confident they are in marketing them.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Ross Bishop’s Most Anticipated Films of 2017

As with previous years I’ve pulled together a list of my most anticipated films for the upcoming year.

Last year I had a pretty small list in that I’d only had 3 films I really wanted to see, and two of those ended up being underwhelming to out-right terrible (Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad respectively).

Now 2017 promises a return to form with lots of big blockbusters that I can’t wait to see, just writing this list made me realise how many huge franchise films are out this year. It really puts 2016 to shame.

So here we go…