Entries by Jack Pelling from 07/2011

Curbing the Patriotism in Captain America: Is Hollywood Over-Sensitive?

| Posted 07.04.2011 | UK Entertainment

During the Bush administration, aggressive foreign policy and what was perceived by many as imperial rhetoric inevitably saw much of the world's perception of America shift from the loveably inspiring, multi-cultural idealists to raging, flag-waving depots

Depp in Talks for Pirates 5: Time for Captain Jack to Jump Ship

| Posted 07.06.2011 | UK Entertainment

Remember when Johnny Depp was one of the most exciting character actors in Hollywood?

Illegal Movie Downloads up 30% but it's the Industry That Needs to Change

| Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

I don't condone video piracy, far from it; if the movie industry collapsed I would be out of a job. What I find more objectionable however, is the blame being laid solely at the feet of the young "tech" generation when the industries reaction to the rise of internet piracy has been so lacklustre.

Sex Toys: Michael Bay's Sexualisation of Transformers

| Posted 07.18.2011 | UK Entertainment

Although, as a critic, I have always hated Michael Bay's films, until now they could simply be dismissed as rubbish, but his sexualisation of Megan Fox and her replacement has no place in a franchise about toy robots. Let's hope he realizes this before the next, inevitable instalment.

Cars 2: The Sequel Nobody Asked For

| Posted 07.18.2011 | UK Entertainment

In 2006 something happened that no one could have conceived of - Pixar produced it's first bad picture. Cars still performed at the box office but it lacked the warmth and exemplary story telling that the studio was famous for and was expected to produce. It seems strange, then, for a studio which has for the best part resisted sequels to make one that no one asked for.

Captain America: The First Avenger- Marvel's Missed Opportunity

| Posted 07.22.2011 | UK Entertainment

Nazis.  When it comes to baddies, you just can't beat 'em.  Marvel's third outing of the summer tells the story of Steve Rogers (Evans) , a sickly ...

A Cynic's Guide to Doctor Who

| Posted 07.29.2011 | UK

It is about a year since my secret addiction started, a balmy Summer Saturday when, due to the sheer laziness of not wanting to reach down to the coffee table for the remote, I found myself doing something I hadn't consciously done for at least 20 years: watching an episode of Doctor Who.