As part of a new series of articles looking at unique cinemas across the UK, Adam Brannon visited Moonlight Drive-In Cinema.
A drive-in cinema is probably not the first thing you’d associate with a rainy winters evening, but that’s exactly what I did at the end of January.
After accepting an invitation to attend a screening of Jurassic World at the Moonlight Drive-In Cinema (how could I resist?) I cleaned the car and invited two friends along for the ride. In this article, I share my experiences of the evening as a whole; from the film itself, to the food and atmosphere.
By Adam Brannon
Can you believe it’s been five years since Harry Potter left us? The box-office phenomenon that became one of the highest grossing franchises of all time certainly left its mark on generations of fans. With a new film based in the wizarding universe scheduled for release in November, and a stage play taking the theatrical world by storm, Harry Potter is once again a hot topic.
Here, Adam Brannon celebrates the series’ endurance and its half-decade anniversary with a look at the saddest deaths from the saga. These deaths relate to how they were portrayed in the films, NOT in the books. Naturally, a spoiler warning is in effect. Continue reading
By Adam Brannon
Remember Pokemon? In the mid-90s it had taken the world by storm, creating millions of eager fans in the process. It was a true global phenomenon, but as fads tend to do, Pokemon slipped into the shadows very slightly with only its die-hard followers remaining part of the cult.
Fast forward to 2016, Pokemon’s 20th year, and the unthinkable has happened. Pokemon GO, the map-based catching game has reignited the public’s interest in the cute little monsters and with a live-action film on the way, it seems fitting that Adam Brannon would look through the best movies related to the brand. Continue reading
By Rob Stoakes
Another day, another superhero film. X-Men Apocalypse has prompted many things that come around with a superhero film. Fans showing how little shame they have and dressing up in tight spandex to hang around at conventions to generate sweat, tons of fan-art of Quicksilver making out with Loki, and of course, movie critics insisting that superhero films are about to die any second, no seriously it’s about to happen.
Look, I get it. Variety is the spice of life, and you don’t want to be stuck with all of this nerd stuff. I totally understand. I’d personally hate it if there were a ton of films about fashion and human social interactions and other things I detest. You all want to go back to a time when Midnight Cowboy could be considered the biggest film release of the year so in denial you blindly insist that this whole superhero thing is just a passing phase that’s bound to end soon.
Well, you’re all right. One day, the superhero genre will die, and I know that it will because… Continue reading
By Rob Stoakes
Video games, as I’ve said in the past, are far, far better than films.
Let’s face it, video games have much better subject matter. This is a medium where plumbers fight turtles for coins, terrorists use robot dinosaurs and a town can kill someone with their own repressed sexuality. Also, games demand far more of the audience. The film doesn’t know if you’re paying attention or not. No film has ever stopped and asked you if you’ve understood the themes and motifs, and refused to play if you didn’t answer correctly. Continue reading