Christopher Symonds

Having grown up with horror movies from a really inappropriate age and finding them a delight, each and every one, there was one I’d been urged to watch and never got around to in my youth. My mother,...
By 1992 the renaissance of Disney’s theatrical animation output was in full swing. The Little Mermaid spear-headed things, Beauty and the Beast continued it, and added the distinction of being the fir...
When Battlestar Galactica ’s highly successful reboot came to an end in 2009, it was with a heavy heart that fans all around the world bade them goodbye in a satisfying ending. Unlike many shows, this...
Neil Jordan has entered the vampire genre a total of three times now, none with more plaudits than when he assembled a mega-watt cast for Interview with the Vampire . Now, nearly twenty years after th...
Kevin Costner’s highly successful version of the English tale of Robin Hood took much flak for his appalling attempt at a British accent (in those few lines he did actually attempt it). But decades be...
It’s a tough order to do a slasher movie these days and bring anything remotely original to the subgenre after decades and thousands of attempts. Scream tried the self-aware approach to great acclaim,...
DC’s animated movie onslaught continues with another adventure from the Man of Steel. This time out, fan favourite Brainiac is headed to earth to procure a city for his shrunken city collection, and t...
A small little underdog of a movie: it’s hard to believe but that’s exactly what Silence of the Lambs was. It was a film nobody wanted to make. Gene Hackman, who had paid for half the rights, bowed ou...
With a billion dollar franchise like Twilight to her name it was inevitable that Stephanie Meyer’s other works would quickly find their way to the big screen. According to those in the know, Meyer qui...
In this increasingly creatively vacuous arena we call Hollywood it is something of a miracle when (A): someone can present a new take on something; and (B): it actually gets made. Credit goes to Summi...
There are few films in the history of cinema with such reverence attached than 1939’s The Wizard of Oz . It is a tall order to rise above expectation that any film could enter that world and ingrain i...
To celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel , we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become...
To celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel , we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become...
To celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel , we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become...
To celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel , we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become...