Movie Review – Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Someone has spliced Guardians of the Galaxy DNA into the Thor franchise. Where in previous movies there was some comic relief, the self-serious main man – well, main God – Thor usually was the clueless butt of the joke. In this movie, hanging out with sardonic Tony Stark and trickster Loki finally seems to have rubbed off on him and he has grown a sense of humor.… Read the rest

Movie Review: Kingsman – The Golden Circle (2017)

The first Kingsman movie, based on a graphic novel by Mark Millar, posited a stereotypical English organisation of crime-fighting operatives with a wide slew of Batman-worthy, yet gentlemanly gadgets. The emotional through-line was an experienced Kingsman (Colin Firth) helping a streetwise noob (Taron Egerton) reach his full potential.… Read the rest

Movie Review: Get Out (2017)

The subtitle for this horror-comedy could have easily been ‘Creepy White People’ as the majority of the cast consists of just that. When a black man (Chris Washington, played by Daniel Kaluuyaheads off to a remote mansion to meet the well-off parents of his white girlfriend (Rose Armitage – Allison Williams), things get racially awkward fast. … Read the rest

Movie Review: Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

bridget_jones_posterOnce upon a time, a group of four bearded gay men – me included – went to a matinee to watch Bridget Jones’s Baby. And they all jolly well enjoyed it. You don’t have to be a chick to enjoy this flick as it turns out, though I imagine that it helps.… Read the rest

Movie Review: Deadpool (2016)

Deadpool posterDeadpool started out as a fairly generic mercenary in the Marvel comic book universe during the nineties. I am not sure at what point he picked up the moniker ‘the merc with a mouth’, but he ended up changing into a morally dubious smart-ass who was always looking out for number one.… Read the rest

Television Review: Ash vs. Evil Dead – Season One (2015)

ash-vs-evil-dead-posterWeird camera angles, crass humour, slapstick and self-aware, campy, over-the-top gore. Welcome to the Evil Dead universe. If you object to any of the previous, you may want to skip Ash vs. Evil Dead. It is an odd concept, a tv-sequel to three horror movies, the last of which (Army of Darkness) came out in 1993.… Read the rest

Movie Review: Gayby

gayby-2When a single lady (Jenn Harris as Jenn) wants to become a mother, she calls upon her gay best friend (Matthew Wilkas as Matt) to make a genetic donation and to co-parent. There are complications, some because of life happening, as it does, and some because the baby-happy couple seeks them out.… Read the rest

Television Review: Galavant (Season 1)

galavant_612x816Galavant cranks the silly levels all the way up to eleven. Think The Princess Bride mixed with the musical bits from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If in public, it is best watched with headphones on or with tipsy friends.… Read the rest

Movie Review: Ted

The movie Ted was written and directed by Seth MacFarlane, the creator, writer and main voice actor behind the animated series Family Guy. This series is basically a politically incorrect version of The Simpsons. The latter isn’t afraid to satirize and poke fun at all kinds of topics, but Family Guy fights with the gloves off.… Read the rest