Pet Sematary (2019)

It’s a pretty simple equation really. When someone mentions the words horror literature, you immediately think of Stephen King. The rightly proclaimed ‘king of horror’ has been responsible for some of the very best book to screen adaptations over the years from Carrie to The Shining to It, and he has even crossed genre boundaries…

Out Of Blue (2018)

I’m sorry guys, I really am. I got as far as having my seat booked for Dumbo, but one final watch of the trailer sealed it for me, I just can’t bring myself to experience that kind of heartbreak all over again. Fool me once, Disney, fool me once. I’m busy preparing myself for the…

Dumplin’ (2018)

If there are two things that are going to make a film an automatic hell yes for me, it is Dolly Parton and drag queens. As it happens, Netflix’s latest original movie release Dumplin’ promised both. Add in the fact that I still enjoy the novelty of being able to watch a brand new release…

On Chesil Beach (2017)

From the lows of The Good Son and The Innocent to the highs of The Cement Garden and Atonement, it would be fair to say that author Ian McEwan has experienced mixed fortunes when it comes to film adaptations of his literary works. Widely regarded as one of the best British writers this side of…

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

You know it’s October/November when you find yourself entering the movie theatre to watch a fourth big screen novel adaptation in a row. This time between the summer blockbusters and awards season is a time full of releases that don’t really fit in to any particular category, and with a mixture of genres encompassed in…

The Girl On The Train (2016)

In the Spring of 2015, I was one of the millions of book readers who bought in to the growing hype and picked up a copy of Paula Hawkins’ latest novel The Girl On The Train. Labelled as the next Gone Girl, another book that I had read and thoroughly enjoyed, the novel was destined…

Into The Woods (2014)

For a lover of musicals like myself, it was always a bit of an annoyance that the Stephen Sondheim classic Into The Woods had never been given the full big screen treatment. Up to this point, a made for television 1991 broadcast of the majority of the stage show’s original cast was the best the…