Steve Stebbing

Breaking down all things pop culture

New Releases: Firestarter – Doing Stephen King adaptation is really dicey at any time because, in this avid reader and huge fan’s mind, they haven’t had the best transition time from page to screen and some of them have gone beyond being disappointing and gone to the depths of being downright awful. This adaptation has …

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New Releases: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore – I head into this second sequel in the spinoff prequel of the Harry Potter franchise with a few mixed emotions. The first Fantastic Beasts film I found to be really fun with some great characters and storytelling but the second film, The Crimes Of Grindelwald, felt …

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New Releases: Morbius – I have definite worries about this new piece of the Sony Pictures part of the Marvel cinematic universe and it’s not just because of the length of time it took for it to finally be released because that is all pandemic related. My trepidation comes from the lacklustre trailers that seem …

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New Releases: The Lost City – Sandra Bullock has a good penchant for picking good co-stars to feature in her comedies which is a genre she fits in best because, well, Sandy is always charming. I feel like her characters are always just a millimetre away from the true lady. While the movies aren’t exactly …

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New Releases: Uncharted – I feel like the rights for this video game property from developer Naughty Dog were optioned by Sony so long ago with multiple stars attached at some point or another but I guess it just took their golden boy Tom Holland’s influence to get the film going finally. Mark Wahlberg had …

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New Releases: Death On The Nile – Agatha Christie is something of a forgotten era of filmmaking but Kenneth Branagh seemed to pull it off well with his remake of Murder On The Orient Express and why shouldn’t he be successful? this is the guy who did a multitude of Shakespeare adaptations. Now he is …

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New Releases: The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild – Of any of the characters from the Ice Age films, I never would have thought Buck Wild would get his own spin-off series for Disney+ but given that he was voiced by Simon Pegg in the movies it warms my heart to get a show …

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New Releases: Spider-Man: No Way Home – It’s pretty cool to be heading into the end of the year with definitely the biggest Marvel movie of the year and a film that is going to change the landscape of that cinematic universe for the next phase. There is so much speculation heading into this film, …

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New Releases: West Side Story – Steven Spielberg’s long gestated passion project has finally made its way to the big screen and, impressively, during one of the toughest times to make a huge film, a global pandemic. While Scorsese’s passion project was a brutal film about missionaries bringing the word of God to Japan in …

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New Releases: The Power Of The Dog – When acclaimed writer and director Jane Campion returns to film after an over ten-year hiatus, you stop and take notice as a film fan. Granted, she made the excellent murder mystery series Top Of The Lake with Elisabeth Moss for BBC but there is something special with …

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