I received a text from BigBro the other day. In capitals, it read “RESCUERS DOWN UNDER IS ON DISNEY+, WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!”. Now, taken out of context during the Black Lives Matter protests and coronavirus still being a huge threat, this seems in poor taste. However, my response was equally as excited: … Continue reading ‘The Rescuers Down Under’ is an overlooked Disney classic…… well, at least to my family, it is.
I am a fan of Star Wars but I’m not 100% sure why. A New Hope is great, Empire Strikes Back is brilliant but Return of the Jedi was always my favourite Star Wars film, because I liked Luke’s green light-saber. That's true! But since the original trilogy, what have we really had? The prequel … Continue reading Rogue One is the best Star Wars film since the original trilogy and it isn’t even close
Scott Pilgrim vs the World is good. It’s really good. OK end of blog, come back next week for some more pretentious drivel from one half of Loops and Flicks. If you have made it past the first sentence, I hope it’s because you want to hear about Scott Pilgrim vs The World (from now … Continue reading I wanted to write about Scott Pilgrim vs the World but couldn’t think of a good enough angle……. So I’m just going to tell you how good it is.
I love Christopher Nolan’s films. I really do. The first time I saw Batman Begins. I knew he was special. I then watched The Dark Knight and became obsessed with Batman. Inception followed next, which changed what movies meant to me and then I went back in his catalogue and watched The Prestige which, to … Continue reading That time that ‘Dunkirk’ broke me
In the last few days, I've had one of my cinema theories turned on its head and I want to tell you about it. Like most during the quarantine, I've been finding ways to entertain myself, and one of them has been making a list of some of the great films I’ve never seen. My … Continue reading It’s fine to admit you’re wrong about movies, so watch me do it
“How do you write women so well?” “I think of a man and take away reason and accountability.” Jack Nicholson’s iconic line from the brilliant As Good as It Gets is clearly meant to be a barb, and to highlight his views on women, but actually, he makes a good point. What happens if you … Continue reading Flicks: The Female Reboot must stop…for the good of women’s cinema
Often within our family, Loops and I are credited with being “the funny ones”. However on reflection, the most quoted jokes are things that our brother has said, which have now entered into familial lore. If anything needs fixing we quote “Sort him legs out,” a reference to my brother's plea to Mum regarding his … Continue reading Disney are ruining my favourite childhood memory…and I’m going to pay them for it.
Yeah, me too. Loops & Flicks came out of an idea about writing - the swirls and scratches of my handwriting, translated to the digital page instead. In real life, my nickname is also Loops, so it's always felt quite a personal title - even though 'Flicks' felt like a cliched pairing to my own … Continue reading Ever wondered about the title of this blog?