When me and OneDayRetro cofounder Doug came up with our retro-review site, our goal was to take a second look at pop-culture. We’d try to determine how much marketing affects the way we rate things like movies and video games. Once the hype had died down, what were we actually left with? For the most part, we’re either left with […]

The Simpsons Movie

Re-entering the Matrix 17 years on “You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” The immortal words of Morpheus which tipped Thomas A Anderson (sorry, Neo) towards a life of eating gloop/Tasty Wheat and fighting computer code. They laid the way to a spectacular and difficult future, a world […]

The Matrix


Guardians of the Galaxy Far, Far Away… To the uninitiated, entering a fully realised comic book universe can be daunting – perhaps even off-putting. The mark of a great comic book movie therefore, and what Marvel do so well, is to provide new audiences with everything they need to understand and enjoy the world they find themselves in. What makes […]

Guardians of the Galaxy


Still a Menace It has become very popular in the last few years to tear the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy to shreds, and rightfully so – the bitter feeling of disappointment is still very real to a lot of people. So, I’m not here to do what a million internet critics have done before me by dissecting the over-use of […]

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace