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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Box office Top Ten of 2015

By Alex Wiggan It’s that time of the year again where we look back at the highs and lows of cinema – a year in which dinosaurs returned to multiplexes, along with Jedi, superheroes, spies and… erm… little yellow guys in dungarees?! Yep, 2015 has seen a heck of a lot of familiar faces hit cinema screens this year and … Continue reading

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The Force Awakens is the “most talked about movie”

By Alex Wiggan Just a quick one for you today, but something to think about whilst you scoff down all those turkey sandwiches which are still cluttering up the kitchen – Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is the most talked about movie of 2015. Well, at least on Facebook. According to Wired, 53 million people talked about the … Continue reading

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Movies coming your way in 2016

By Alex Wiggan This year has been a pretty big one for movies, from Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to Mad Max: Fury Road and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Many of these movies were follow-ups and sequels to long-running film franchises and many proved there is most certainly life left in a dormant series – Yep, … Continue reading

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Do you want to see Indiana Jones 5?

By Alex Wiggan Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars – that’s all anyone (including this blog) is talking about at the moment (and rightly so), but what about Lucasfilm’s other big property, Indiana Jones? Will we ever see another adventure with Indy? Well, it seems that we might indeed – although the popularity of Star Wars is the big stumbling … Continue reading

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How do you rank the Star Wars movies?

By Alex Wiggan Ho, Ho, Ho, merry Christmas – and what a merry Christmas it is if you’re a Star Wars fan, because at this very moment in time (just under a week since the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens) the world is still going Star Wars crazy. Shelves are lined with Star Wars products, advertisers … Continue reading

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Are Star Wars Legends worth revisiting?

By Alex Wiggan The following blog post CONTAINS SPOILERS for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, so if you’ve not seen the film yet and you’re trying to avoid spoilers, you might want to bookmark this post and come back a bit later. ****************************************************************************************** Still here? Great. Now, whether you’re a newcomer to the Star Wars Saga or you’re … Continue reading

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Experiencing Star Wars: Midnight screenings and the gentlemen’s agreement

By Alex Wiggan The following blog post contains NO SPOILERS for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens – so if you’ve yet to see the film don’t worry, nothing discussed here will ruin the experience. ********************************************************************************** Last night, or perhaps to be a little more accurate, this morning, I attended a midnight screening of Star Wars Episode VII: The … Continue reading

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens: The Verdict

By Alex Wiggan For the benefit for those who haven’t seen it yet, the following discussion about Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens will be entirely SPOILER FREE. Yep, you won’t discover any secrets or plot details about Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren or BB-8 that you don’t already know, so you can continue reading without the need to worry. … Continue reading

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The toys that appeared on Christmas lists during the ’80s and ’90s

By Alex Wiggan Last month, the Honcho-SFX blog took a look at some of the best-selling Christmas toys from the ’80s & ’90s. A number of toys were discussed, from Tracy Island and Transformers to… erm… World Cup football stickers?! No, really. Those toys (including the stickers) brought many hours of joy to kids on Christmas Day and for the … Continue reading

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Are trailers making or breaking movies?

By Alex Wiggan It has long been said that the best thing about going to the cinema (apart from the bucket-sized helpings of popcorn) are the movie trailers. Those two-minute previews that appear before the main event can often be just as exciting as the movie that follows – and in many cases, even better. Of course, nowadays you don’t … Continue reading

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