50 years of Bond, James Bond: Just the same old story? | Film | This Is Entertainment

With half a century and 23 films (or so) under his belt, some might say the world’s most famous secret agent has had his day. So if MGM were to turn their back on what is arguably the most profitable film franchise in history, which is rather unlikely what with the records being smashed by … Continue reading 50 years of Bond, James Bond: Just the same old story? | Film | This Is Entertainment

Escapism vs Realism: What is Entertainment? | Film and Gaming | This Is Entertainment

Some people might insist that entertainment as an entity exists as a ‘way out’ from the stresses and hardships of everyday life, but why then do games and films so often strive to be ‘realistic’? Surely if we just wanted to escape from reality (without turning to hallucinogenic substances), then the most attractive prospect would … Continue reading Escapism vs Realism: What is Entertainment? | Film and Gaming | This Is Entertainment

Feel Good Hits Of The Summer: May’s Blockbusters

Summer has always been a big release time for film, with films released July 4 weekend smashing records on an almost yearly basis, but does this years crop of films look to stand up to the pedigree of past years. Last year was dominated by the superhero, as Iron Man and The Dark Knight stole … Continue reading Feel Good Hits Of The Summer: May’s Blockbusters

Sequels Suck

“Sequels suck!”: the iconic (ironic sp?) words of Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy) in the horror film parody Scream 2, but where did the world’s obsession with seeing the same characters in a slightly ‘darker’ environment with more sex, death and explosions than the first time around come from? Sequels are by no means a new … Continue reading Sequels Suck