All posts by Lee Curtis

Movie Fanatic. Assistant Editor @ Onscreen Magazine. Freelance Copywriter. Avid Gamer. Falmouth University Film Grad. Official "Friend of the Football Ramble"

Independence Day Resurgence Review

Picture it. Hollywood executives discuss their next mega money maker and among the melee of buzzwords, margins, and other business bollockry is the go-to selling point for any sequel: make it bigger. Independence Day Resurgence gets the green light and kick starts a global marketing campaign that drives home the fact that more than anything else this belated sequel will be bigger than the 1996 original. But they didn’t stop there. Continue reading Independence Day Resurgence Review

Captain America: Civil War Review

The Russo brothers weigh into the superhero collateral damage debate with an endlessly enjoyable, edge-of-your-seat thrill that’s not only the biggest and best Avengers film yet, but an intriguing and complex political thriller too.

Civil War is a product of talented fan directors, a passionate and unobtrusive studio that gives them the freedom to flourish, and a tone that grounds the farfetched genre conventions and plot contrivances with believable, three-dimensional characters alone.

It’s everything Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice wanted to be and so much more.

Send In The Clowns

Clowns (klaʊns)

  1. Comic performers who entertain with eccentric costumes, exaggerated features and/or various forms of physical humour.
  2. The single most evil and horrifying creatures of all-time. Ever.

It’s safe to say clowns are divisive, but regardless of where you stand on the entertaining/terrifying debate, there’s simply no denying their cultural significance. From their origins as court jesters to innocent, child-friendly entertainers, and eventually horror icons as sinister, child-eating movie monsters, clowns have remained a permanent fixture in cinema since it began. Continue reading Send In The Clowns

The Best Hidden Gems of Xbox’s Games With Gold

Originally written for and published by Kotaku UK

In July 2013, Microsoft launched its answer to Sony’s popular and successful PlayStation Plus: Games with Gold, the loyalty scheme that rewards Xbox Live Gold subscribers with two free games a month. It was originally intended as a limited-time offer that would run until the release of the Xbox One, but the ten titles that were made free-to-keep during that period (which included Fable III, Assassin’s Creed 2 and Halo 3) garnered such an overwhelming response that the scheme was continued into the eighth generation of consoles. It’s been expanded to cover Xbox One titles. Two years later, it has remained a permanent fixture of Xbox Live Gold. Continue reading The Best Hidden Gems of Xbox’s Games With Gold