Godzilla Minus One Review

Monday 18 December 2023

Plot: Post war Japan is at its lowest point when a new crisis emerges in the form of a giant monster, baptized in the horrific power of the atomic bomb.

Leave The World Behind Review

Thursday 14 December 2023


Plot: A family's getaway to a luxurious rental home takes an ominous turn when a cyberattack knocks out their devices, and two strangers appear at their door.

Wonka Review

Friday 8 December 2023

Plot: With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers.

Next Goal Wins Review

Monday 4 December 2023

Plot: The story of the infamously terrible American Samoa soccer team, known for a brutal 2001 FIFA match they lost 31-0.

Wish Review

Saturday 25 November 2023

Plot: A young girl named Asha wishes on a star and gets a more direct answer than she bargained for when a trouble-making star comes down from the sky to join her.

Napoleon Review

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Plot: An epic that details the checkered rise and fall of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his wife, Josephine.

Thanksgiving Review

Monday 20 November 2023

Plot: After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorises Plymouth, Massachusetts - the birthplace of the infamous holiday.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Review

Friday 17 November 2023

Plot: Coriolanus Snow mentors and develops feelings for the female District 12 tribute during the 10th Hunger Games.

Saltburn Review

Plot: A student at Oxford University finds himself drawn into the world of a charming and aristocratic classmate, who invites him to his eccentric family's sprawling estate for a summer never to be forgotten.

Comic Con Liverpool 2023

Tuesday 31 October 2023

Comic Con Liverpool is Monopoly's flagship event and the biggest of the year thanks to the inclusion of some incredible A-List guests and the cosplay championships, where the winners of every other convention of the year, all compete for the top prize. This was definitely the biggest convention I've attended in recent years and would rival MCM in size but it's definitely obvious where Monopoly invests it's resources as Comic Con Liverpool was as flawlessly run with 40,000 attendees as Comic Con Northeast was with a fifth of that attendance.

I only attended on the Saturday and I had early entry and by the time I got to the venue at around 10am, there was no queue to get in, I breezed through bag search and was in within five minutes. The early tickets clearly hadn't been oversold as I managed to walk through the trader hall and browse leisurely until 12:30 when the rest of the Saturday ticket holders got in. At that point you couldn't get moved, but we moved over to the other venue where the prop photos were and spent some time taking photos. Having the second venue definitely helped you flee the crowds and I was able to get all the photos I wanted. 

As you can see from my prop photos, I'm a huge fan of the Cornetto trilogy and my main reason for attending was because Simon Pegg had been announced. I already met Nick Frost earlier this year at Comic Con Northeast, but I couldn't resist getting the duo together and it definitely resulted in my favourite comic con encounter of all time.

I met Simon Pegg first and he was lovely, really making time for everyone. You had to prebook a time slot for Simon and the duo with Nick, I had the last booking so it was incredibly relaxed, there was maybe forty of us so no rush to get everyone through, which was ideal for a guest I was as excited about as Simon, then came the duo shoot.

These were definitely a bit more rushed because Nick and Simon were clearly having too much fun together but I got a hug off of both of them, Nick is hands down the best hugger in the world, and Simon tripped me up and was very apologetic about it. Nick was also a huge fan of my t-shirt and even though I'd only paid for one photo, he asked the photographer if we could do 'a silly one' and I don't think anyone was going to argue. 

Nick dubbed me Spider-Boobs and I got this incredible photo op as well as a great memory for free. When I bought this t-shirt for Halloween I certainly wasn't planning on this but it was £20 well spent and I'm so glad I made the trip to Liverpool when I wasn't originally planning on going. 

There's no doubt that Liverpool is Monopoly's best event of the year and while I still have For The Love Of Horror next month, I'm pretty sure nothing will top meeting Simon Pegg and Nick Frost together. If you want to attend a Monopoly Events comic con for yourself you can find out more information here

Five Nights At Freddy's Review

Wednesday 25 October 2023

Plot: A troubled security guard begins working at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. During his first night on the job, he realises that the night shift won't be so easy to get through. Pretty soon he will unveil what actually happened at Freddy's.

Cat Person Review

Monday 23 October 2023

Plot: When Margot, a college sophomore goes on a date with the older Robert, she finds that IRL Robert doesn't live up to the Robert she has been flirting with over texts. A razor-sharp exploration of the horrors of dating.

Comic Con Scotland 2023

Saturday 14 October 2023

Last weekend I attended my third Monopoly Events convention of the year in Edinburgh, Scotland. This was an unplanned trip, a friend offered me a ticket and I'd be lying if I said I hadn't been tempted by Cameron Monaghan's announcement a couple of weeks ago -I'm a huge Shameless and Gotham fan. So me and a friend went for the whole weekend, staying a twenty minutes drive away at the Hilton Double Tree Queensway Ferry, with a spectacular view of the forth bridges, that I couldn't photograph because of the weather but a handy stay if you need accommodation.

Indie Spotlight - Never Have I Ever - An Interview with Damon Rickard

Friday 13 October 2023

Plot: An incident from Sam’s youth resurfaces in ways he couldn’t imagine and starts a series of events that send his life spiralling out of control.

The Old Oak Review

Thursday 12 October 2023

Plot: The future for the last remaining pub, The Old Oak, in a village of Northeast England, where people are leaving the land as the mines are closed. Houses are cheap and available, thus making it an ideal location for Syrian refugees. 

Dumb Money Review

Tuesday 3 October 2023

Plot: Dumb Money is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale, based on the insane true story of everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop (the video game store) into the world's hottest company.

The Creator Review

Friday 29 September 2023

Plot: Against the backdrop of a war between humans and robots with artificial intelligence, a former soldier finds the secret weapon, a robot in the form of a young child.

Past Lives Review

Monday 25 September 2023

Plot: Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrested apart after Nora's family emigrates from South Korea. Twenty years later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront notions of love and destiny.

A Haunting In Venice Review

Wednesday 20 September 2023

Plot: In post-World War II Venice, Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a seance. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer.

The Nun II Review

Wednesday 13 September 2023

Plot: 1956 - France. A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.

Cobweb Review

Sunday 3 September 2023

Plot: An eight-year-old boy tries to investigate the mysterious knocking sounds that are coming from inside the walls of his house, unveiling a dark secret that his sinister parents have kept hidden from him.

Chevalier Review

Thursday 31 August 2023

Plot: Based on factual story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the illegitimate son of an African enslaved and a French plantation owner, who rises to heights in French society as a composer before an ill-fated love affair.

Theater Camp Review

Saturday 26 August 2023

Plot: The eccentric staff of a rundown theatre camp in upstate New York must band together with the beloved founder's bro-y son to keep the camp afloat.

The Dive Review

Tuesday 22 August 2023

Plot: Two sisters go diving at a beautiful, remote location. One of the sisters is struck by a rock, leaving her trapped 28 meters below. With dangerously low levels of oxygen and cold temperatures, it is up to her sister to fight for her life.

Scrapper Review

Monday 14 August 2023

Plot: Georgie, a dreamy 12-year-old girl, lives happily alone in her London flat, filling it with magic. Suddenly, her estranged father turns up and forces her to confront reality.

Red, White and Royal Blue Review

Sunday 13 August 2023

Plot: When the feud between the son of the American President and Britain's prince threatens to drive a wedge in U.S./British relations, the two are forced into a staged truce that sparks something deeper.

Haunted Mansion Review

Friday 11 August 2023

Plot: A single mom named Gabbie hires a tour guide, a psychic, a priest and a historian to help exorcise her newly bought mansion after discovering it is inhabited by ghosts.

Meg 2: The Trench

Saturday 5 August 2023

Plot: A research team encounters multiple threats while exploring the depths of the ocean, including a malevolent mining operation.

Joy Ride Review

Friday 4 August 2023

Plot: Follows four Asian American friends as they bond and discover the truth of what it means to know and love who you are, while they travel through China in search of one of their birth mothers.

Comic Con Manchester 2023

Tuesday 1 August 2023

Monopoly Events were back in Manchester this past weekend with a varied line up of film and TV guests from across the generations, from Only Fools and Horses to The Walking Dead; there was someone for everyone. 

Barbie Review

Saturday 22 July 2023

Plot: Barbie suffers a crisis that leads her to question her world and her existence.

Oppenheimer Review

Friday 21 July 2023

Plot: The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

Elemental Review

Wednesday 12 July 2023

 Plot: Follows Ember and Wade, in a city where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Review

Wednesday 5 July 2023

Plot: Archaeologist Indiana Jones races against time to retrieve a legendary artifact that can change the course of history.

No Hard Feelings Review

Saturday 24 June 2023

Plot: On the brink of losing her home, Maddie finds an intriguing job listing: helicopter parents looking for someone to bring their introverted 19-year-old son out of his shell before college. She has one summer to make him a man or die trying.

Asteroid City Review

Friday 23 June 2023

Plot: Following a writer on his world famous fictional play about a grieving father who travels with his tech-obsessed family to small rural Asteroid City to compete in a junior stargazing event, only to have his world view disrupted forever.

Indie Spotlight - The Butterfly Queen

Friday 9 June 2023

Plot: A small-town cartoonist and their vagabond best friend have to steal back a sketchbook from The Butterfly Queen's nightmare dimension.

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Review

Thursday 1 June 2023

Plot: Miles Morales catapults across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. When the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles must redefine what it means to be a hero.

Comic Con Northeast 2023

Wednesday 31 May 2023

A brand new convention for 2023, well established convention organisers Monopoly Events hosted their first event in the North East last weekend in what I would describe as a resounding success. The two day event was held at the Utilita Area, situated by the river Tyne in Newcastle. Being only a ten minute walk from the cities train station, this was an incredibly accessible event and despite tickets being almost sold out on the Saturday, the convention itself didn't feel crowded, making this a perfect first comic con for so many.

The Little Mermaid (2023) Review

Friday 26 May 2023

Plot: A young mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above water and impress a prince.

Love Again Review

Tuesday 16 May 2023

Plot: A young woman tries to ease the pain of her fiancé's death by sending romantic texts to his old cell phone number, and forms a connection with the man the number has been reassigned to.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Review

Wednesday 3 May 2023

Plot: Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill rallies his team to defend the universe and one of their own - a mission that could mean the end of the Guardians if not successful.

Missing Review

Monday 24 April 2023

Plot: After her mother goes missing, a young woman tries to find her from home, using tools available to her online.

Suzume Review

Tuesday 18 April 2023

Plot: A modern action adventure road story where a 17-year-old girl named Suzume helps a mysterious young man close doors from the other side that are releasing disasters all over in Japan.

Renfield Review

Friday 14 April 2023

Plot: Renfield, Dracula's henchman and inmate at the lunatic asylum for decades, longs for a life away from the Count, his various demands, and all of the bloodshed that comes with them.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Review

Wednesday 5 April 2023

Plot: The story of The Super Mario Bros. on their journey through the Mushroom Kingdom.

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