Author: <span class="vcard">Chris Ranson</span>

Chris Ranson’s Top 10 Films of 2016

If there’s one thing that 2016 taught us about the cinema, it’s that theatre-goers do not care what critics, or Rotten Tomatoes, have to say about a film. It felt like most of the time I had the polar opposite reaction to a film than the critics. I still went, even if a film was…


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on Leon: The Professional (1994)

Title: Leon: The Professional (1994) Director: Luc Besson Runtime: 136 minutes — I used to work at a Blockbuster, part-time, solely for the free movies. I spent every penny I earned there on stuff from the store. The cool part was that while straightening up the aisles I could write down names of films, and…


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on London Has Fallen (2016)

Title: London Has Fallen (2016) Director: Babak Najafi Runtime: 99 minutes — Picking up a few years after the original film, Olympus Has Fallen, we find Mike Banning still guarding the President, but on the verge of resigning as his wife will be having his baby soon. The Prime Minister of London dies after surgery,…


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on Gods of Egypt (2016)

Title: Gods of Egypt (2016) Director: Alex Proyas Runtime: 127 minutes — From the guys who wrote Dracula Reborn and The Last Witch Hunter comes the next ancient history epic! Have you seen Clash of the Titans and its sequel? Played the God of War games? Do you get moist at the thought of a…


DVD Review – Chris Ranson on Haunted House on Sorority Row (2014)

Title: Haunted House on Sorority Row (2014) Director: Henrique Couto Runtime: 81 minutes — “A fledgling sorority moves into a dilapidated house only to find something evil is lurking in the shadows. Is it an elaborate hazing ritual? Or is something sinister – something paranormal – behind the mental and physical assault?” While the film’s…


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Title: In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Director: Ron Howard Runtime: 121 minutes — When I hear the name Ron Howard I automatically think “Oscar bait”. That’s okay, though, because I love me some good ol’ Oscar bait. That said, there’s a problem with In the Heart of the Sea. The film was originally slated…


13 Days of Halloween: Day 11 – Chris Ranson on Shocker (1989)

Title: Shocker (1989) Director: Wes Craven Runtime: 109 minutes — As I near the end of my Wes Craven theatrical film list, I finally reach a film that I’ve been meaning to check out for a number of years, but never found the time to do so. I didn’t want to see Shocker because of Wes…