PODCAST: Black Widow & Loki [Movie RobCast]

Episode 120 of The Movie Robcast sees Marvel returning to the big screen with Black Widow.

Will Scarlett Johansson’s COVID-delayed swansong in her megastar making role be worth the wait? Or is this Tenet all over again?

The Robs also make room for Loki chat, and Rob Wallis looks ahead to all the Marvel arriving on the big screen and small over the next year.…

REVIEW: The Comeback Trail [Sky Cinema]

The Comeback Trail is a cheesy, intermittently charming comedy caper elevated by the strength of its cast.

A remake of the 1982 comedy of the same name, it stars Robert DeNiro as Max Barber, a small-time movie producer in 70s Hollywood.…

REVIEW: Black Widow [Disney+]

For a while, it seemed like the Marvel Cinematic Universe was one of the great constants, alongside death and taxes. Then Covid hit and even Disney had to duck for cover.

Now, more than two years after Spider-Man: Far From Home, the MCU makes its return to the big screen – as well as home entertainment, after a slight delay – but has the magic returned with it?…

REVIEW: The Tomorrow War [Prime Video]

The Tomorrow War is a big, dumb sci-fi actioner with an actual semi-functioning emotional component.

Dan Forester (Chris Pratt) is an ex Green Beret now working as a high-school chemistry teacher. His life with wife Emmy (Betty Gilpin, underutilised) and young daughter Muri (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) is idyllic, though Dan is struggling to break into the field of research science.…

REVIEW: No Sudden Move

For all his many and varied cinematic experiments, Steven Soderbergh always returns to making lighthearted crime capers.

Based on a original script by Ed Solomon, No Sudden Move is reminiscent of the works of Elmore Leonard; insofar as it portrays overconfident criminals out of their depths.…

REVIEW: The Ice Road

A loose remake of The Wages of Fear, The Ice Road reconceptualizes George Clouzot’s seminal 1953 thriller as a Liam Neeson vehicle and transports the action to the icy wastes way, way north of the equator.

When a methane explosion at a diamond mine leaves miners, including the dependable Holt McCallany, trapped and rapidly running out of air.…

REVIEW: F9

The Fast & Furious franchise returns in its ongoing quest for peak automotive ridiculousness.

In the twenty years since we first heard Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) evoke “fam-lee” in his rumbling baritone, it may have occurred to you that we know nothing about his own.…

PODCAST: Unearth Director Interview and In the Earth Review [Movie RobCast]

Episode 119 of The Movie Robcast is a packed affair.

To begin, Rob Daniel talks with directors John C. Lyons and Dorota Swies about their fantastic fracking horror film, Unearth.

John and Dorota discuss how they made one of the year’s best chillers, what is was like working with horror icon Adrienne Barbeau and Marc (Riley from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Blucas, reveal the films that inspired them, and much more.…

REVIEW: The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Four years and an extra possessive noun later, an unexpected hit of 2017, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, returns for an even more unexpected sequel, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’s.

Eponymous bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds; still snarky, just more tired) is still on the outs following the events of the first film.…

PODCAST: In the Heights [Movie RobCast]

Episode 118 sees the Robs out and about on a gloriously sunny Sunday afternoon.

In the shadow of the Tate Modern they swap thoughts on In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s vibrant musical about life in the South American community of Washington Heights.…