‘Halperbetti Spaghetti’ – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

A Kaleidoscope of Realities Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) feels like the forerunner to a film that’s already been released. The Covid 19 pandemic forced studios across the globe to rethink their production plans for the foreseeable future. Marvel Studios was no exception to this rule, forcing a majority of its productionsContinue reading “‘Halperbetti Spaghetti’ – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”

Oblivious Talks Episode 3 – Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils

On this week’s Oblivious Talks, Amber offers up her thoughts on the latest Doctor Who episode, The Legend of the Sea Devils. Also, to those who may be wondering, Amber is aware that Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor, NOT the 11th Doctor. We’ll all just pretend that her Billy Fluff at the 3 minute,Continue reading “Oblivious Talks Episode 3 – Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils”

‘Tales of the Impossible’ – Doctor Who The Ninth Doctor Adventures 1.1: Ravagers

Ghosts of a Forgotten Era We’re soon to enter the second Russell T Davies era of Doctor Who. His return in November 2023 marks his second attempt at defining the cultural juggernaut that’s dominated British popular culture for almost six decades. Except technically, Davies already had two eras. Though we may often consider series oneContinue reading “‘Tales of the Impossible’ – Doctor Who The Ninth Doctor Adventures 1.1: Ravagers”

‘Are we There Yet?’ – Doctor Who 13.8: Legend of the Sea Devils

Into the Void On the surface, show runner Chris Chibnall’s penultimate episode dons the ingredients of a rip-roaring special. We’ve got a real life pirate queen from the actual history books, pimped up pirate ships that glide through the skies, a plentiful helping of swash buckling sword fights, a sea beast bigger than the grandestContinue reading “‘Are we There Yet?’ – Doctor Who 13.8: Legend of the Sea Devils”

‘Grant Vs. Spector’ – Moon Knight 1.2: Summon the Suit

The Audacious Scaredy-Cat Following on from his supernatural antics in the National Gallery’s bathroom (not as weird as it sounds), Steven Grant embarks upon a quest to figure out what on earth his alter ego, Marc Spector, has been getting upto with his body out of hours. While The Goal Fish Problem centred around aContinue reading “‘Grant Vs. Spector’ – Moon Knight 1.2: Summon the Suit”

‘Midnight Man’ – Moon Knight 1.1: The Goal Fish Problem

Vacating from the Norm Perhaps the most striking aspect about Moon Knight’s opening episode is how willing it is to ignore the wider franchise it belongs to. Despite there being 27 films and five Disney Plus shows making up this body of work, I can’t recall Kevin Feige doing something as alien as this. EvenContinue reading “‘Midnight Man’ – Moon Knight 1.1: The Goal Fish Problem”

‘One for the Team’ – The Book of Boba Fett Chapter Seven: In the Name of Honor

A Thrilling Let Down Throughout much of In the Name of Honor, I found myself pondering over things I often don’t think about while watching something for the first time. Why did Fett choose to use the bombed-out remains of the Sanctuary as his place to do battle with the spice-dealing Pykes? Would it notContinue reading “‘One for the Team’ – The Book of Boba Fett Chapter Seven: In the Name of Honor”

‘A Metropolis of Monsters’ – The Batman

A Fincheresque Hellscape As tempting as it may be to try and review this as a standalone piece of work, it has proven to be near impossible to discuss The Batman without comparing it to that of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Much of this has a great deal to do with the influence Nolan’sContinue reading “‘A Metropolis of Monsters’ – The Batman”

Oblivious Talks Episode 2 – Ghostbusters: Afterlife and The Batman

On this episode of Oblivious Talks, Amber dishes out her thoughts on the latest Jason Reitman movie, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, as well as Matt Reeve’s The Batman.

‘Spiralling Fables’ – The Book of Boba Fett Chapter Six: From the Desert Comes a Stranger

Procrastination as an Art In my previous essay, I mentioned how chapter five’s The Return of the Mandalorian hinted a huge problem underlying The Book of Boba Fett. After weeks of favouring flashback oriented character-building over present day narrative progression, the show refused to square up to the part of the show it had beenContinue reading “‘Spiralling Fables’ – The Book of Boba Fett Chapter Six: From the Desert Comes a Stranger”