Opinion Pieces

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X-Men: Apocalypse Post Credits Scene Explained

So X-Men: Apocalypse has finally hit the silver screen, and though it was a reasonable film, it wasn’t a great X-Men film. It was a rather stretched out, overblown entry into the franchise with many a problem. On par with Batman Vs  Superman? Quite possibly. Anyway that isn’t why we’re here, we are here to … Continue reading

The Snooty Ushers’ Groundhog Days

Sure we could do a re-view. Or The Snooty Ushers on… Bill Murray. Maybe even a Top 5: Weathermen in Film? But we decided to go a different way… Continue reading

5 Cartoons to Adapt into Films

Throughout the past couple of decades we have watched films adapted from various source materials, novels, comics, toy lines etc etc. However one massively underutilised source of media when it comes to film is cartoon.

Top 10 Under-appreciated Horror Villains

It’s Halloween, and that means it’s time for me to wallow like a pig in shit in my favourite genre as I bring the dark side of cinema into the limelight for you all. Now instead of the obligatory top 10 horror villains where the unholy trinity of Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees & Freddy Krueger … Continue reading

The Snooty Ushers Top 25 Favourite Actors – Part 1

Over the last few months, The Snooty Ushers have been putting our collective heads together and coming up with the definitive list of our favourite actors.  Now we must stipulate here, the key word is favourite, we can promise some controversial choices and a no.1 you will never see coming. Parts 2 and 3 will … Continue reading

Watching The Detectives: The Journey of The Cinema Gumshoe

Along with my good friend and fellow usher Dan Lauder I host a film quiz at The Odeon Metrocentre.  The latest installment featured a round on Private Investigators in the movies.  As I was compiling the questions I noticed that there are actually very few films to feature the P.I. as the lead character. Why? Fedora, overcoat, cigarette, … Continue reading

The Disney Monopoly – A Death Knell for Cinema?

With ‘Tron 3‘ recently going from in development to unwanted pile of toys in very quick succession, I experienced a fleeting moment of joy with a period of disappointment and questions. This resulted in a couple of things for me , I now recognise how my fiancée feels on a regular basis, and a niggling … Continue reading

The Snooty Ushers Ultimate 11: The Best Football Films

It is FA Cup Final Day! Following an incident packed season, Dave and James, The Snooty Ushers resident football experts are settling down to watch the culmination of world football’s oldest cup competition. Not only that, they have chosen to celebrate this great day by putting together their Ultimate Football Film 11. Given the recent … Continue reading

10 Horror films that should be remade

With every passing year the murky depths of the Horror genre are explored and pilfered of content to remake, redux, re-imagine or whatever fancy term the studios think of to detach the stigma of a “remake” from their…remake. Many of the biggest successes from the horror genre have already been mined. We’ve had at least … Continue reading

Top 10 Horror Remakes

On the 22nd of May the remake of ‘Poltergeist’ will hit the silver screen 33 years (My mind boggles to think it was that long ago) after the original was released, so what better way to anticipate it’s impending release then to look back on the best horror remakes up to this point? I’m not … Continue reading

Franchise Focus – The ‘Hatchet’ Trilogy

In the mid 2000’s remakes of classic horror films from all decades, and westernised versions of successful Asian horror films were all the rage. It seemed the majority of horror films to be released at the cinema fell into one of these categories. This left original horror films by the side of the road to … Continue reading

Man of Constant Sorrow…Casting The Punisher

It recently came to light in an interview from Collider that Tom Hardy suggested he’d want to play Frank Castle, a.k.a The Punisher. Though the idea of Tom Hardy harnessing his intensity into the role of The Punisher is a salivating one, it is also an unlikely one. Marvel are years away from bringing the … Continue reading