For a long time, Benjamin Cox doubted whether a Batman film could work without a Batman in sight. As it turns out, the answer is "Yes. Yes, you can..."
With the much-delayed third film finally getting a release, Benjamin Cox looks back at the last outing for mismatched cops Will Smith & Martin Lawrence. Should they have bothered or were they just making sure the new one was better?
To celebrate the arrival of Studio Ghibli to streaming services in the UK, Benjamin Cox decides to look back at the studio's defining picture - a family fantasy film that overwhelms with its charm and heart.
Can this film really be the best of all time, if the experts are to be believed? Benjamin Cox isn't convinced but that doesn't mean that the film shouldn't be excluded from the conversation...
To distract you from the possibility of a genuine apocalypse outside, why not stay in and watch this ridiculous example of a disaster movie - in every sense of the word? Benjamin Cox says "Armageddon outta here"...
So it comes to this - can JJ Abrams conclude not just the new trilogy but the entire saga to satisfy the rabid hunger of generations of fans? Or is the task beyond even him? Benjamin Cox jumps to lightspeed for the final time (apparently) to discover the truth.
The first attempt to capitalize on the success of Hugh Jackman's role in the X-Men films didn't exactly go according to plan. In fact, as Benjamin Cox now explains, it was one disaster after another.
Pixar's first film to flop at the box office, "The Good Dinosaur" should have been a winner on paper. So what went wrong? Benjamin Cox digs through some bones to see what happened.
To celebrate the end of the decade, as well as his recent 600th review, Benjamin Cox looks back at his personal best films of the past ten years. However, expect this to change by the time he reaches his 700th review!
This far-fetched action flick feels like a bone-headed throwback to the excesses of the late eighties and early nineties examples of the genre. Benjamin Cox can't quite believe his eyes.
With a career as lauded as the Coen Brothers have enjoyed, picking their greatest must surely be a challenge. Not so, says Benjamin Cox. In fact, there's no contest at all.
In 2017, we were treated to not one but two biopics about Winston Churchill. But while 'Darkest Hour' scooped up the plaudits, this film very much went under the radar despite having an equally powerhouse performance from its lead actor. Benjamin Cox takes a closer look.
This much-loved adventure from the mind of Steven Spielberg has managed to maintain its popularity through the years. But what is it that makes the film as good as it is? Benjamin Cox comes over all nostalgic.
This unfairly maligned sci-fi shooter from the mid-Nineties has since been superseded by the grittier 2012 adaptation. But believe it or not, there's a surprising amount of good in this film trying to get out. Benjamin Cox prepares to pass judgement.
After the world-shattering climax of 'Avengers: Endgame', Marvel decided to settle down with a more conventional outing for the ever-popular Wall Crawler. But is the magic starting to run out? Benjamin Cox checks out Spidey's latest film.
How do you follow a genuine piece of artwork like "WALL-E"? For Pixar, the only way was literally up! Benjamin Cox takes time out to enjoy a bright and emotionally draining adventure that had a tough act to follow...
After all the horror films he's watched over the past few weeks, Benjamin Cox wanted nothing more than a big dumb action movie to wash the taste away. Unfortunately, he should have known better...
Continuing his countdown to Halloween, Benjamin Cox sums up the courage to watch arguably one of the most successful horror films of recent years. But how does it stack up to the revered TV mini-series from back in the day? Time to get freaky...
The King might not be dead and is actually engaged in a battle with the undead? Now that's what I call a premise! Benjamin Cox looks at a true cult classic, an indie horror comedy that is much better than its low budget suggests.
Turns out that Batman is the only superhero with a dark side to him as this literal Hellspawn returns to Earth to dispense some justice, Satan-style. Benjamin Cox examines this action horror flick and isn't quite sure what to make of it.
Continuing his Halloween prep by indulging in horror movies, Benjamin Cox delves into this recent chiller that wowed critics and audiences alike with its mix of tension, fear and horrible silence. Well, mostly...
Continuing to delve into the horror genre in the run-up to Halloween, Benjamin Cox decides that a liberal dose of action and a violent twist midway through makes things much more interesting. Case in point, this modern cult smash...
It's October (at the time of writing) so it's time for Benjamin Cox to throw himself into one of his least favourite genres - the horror film. Hopefully, the others he'll watch will be considerably better than this tosh.
Supposedly the last entry in the Rambo series, this fourth film would be followed by a fifth film in 2019. Regardless, this ultra-violent outing for Stallone's anti-hero would be a throwback to his Eighties heyday. Benjamin Cox, however, isn't impressed.
While researching a forthcoming article about the greatest movie soundtracks of all time, Benjamin Cox figured it would be remiss if he didn't discuss one of the most famous films of all time - a film whose soundtrack would define its generation.
The film that not only popularised the mockumentary but came to define it - Rob Reiner's classic love letter to rock and metal bands remains just as funny as it ever was. Benjamin Cox goes to eleven to explain why.
Not since 'Shrek' had a film come along to challenge Pixar's dominance in the CG market. Benjamin Cox looks back at a franchise-spawning hit that narrowed the gap between Pixar and their chief opposition, Dreamworks Animation.
Luc Besson's electric action thriller 'Nikita' gets an A-list American remake. But has something been lost in its journey across the Atlantic? Benjamin Cox bemoans a wasted opportunity.
This classic film noir not only inspired a number of remakes but remains a seminal film of the genre. Luckily, it's also in the public domain so Benjamin Cox doesn't feel so bad watching it online.
Back when his company was still in its relative infancy, Walt Disney produced one of the most ground-breaking, experimental and enthralling animations the world had ever seen. Benjamin Cox finds the traditional Disney magic strong here.
This classic legal drama still stands the test of time as well as it breaks with conventions with regards to how criminal cases are depicted on screen. Benjamin Cox delivers his verdict.
After being blown away by the second film, Benjamin Cox wasn't going to miss the sequel he never knew he needed. But can the high expectations be reached or will he be disappointed?
This culture-clash sports comedy remains hugely popular years after its release. But should it? Benjamin Cox works hard not to say "beer can" in this review.
It's that time again when men drive their cars fast and women are forced into playing shameless eye-candy once again. Benjamin Cox wonders how much is left in the tank of this still-popular franchise.
Finally finding a signature movie role, Rowan Atkinson's spy spoof is definitely the best movie ever... based on a credit card commercial. Benjamin Cox explains.
One of the seminal movies of the eighties remains an engrossing and entertaining watch despite some less-than-stellar sequels and reboots. Who you gonna call? Benjamin Cox, of course!
After 11 years and 22 movies, Marvel finally decides to brings things to a conclusion. But what hope is there after the MCU-altering events of the previous film and what lies ahead for our favourite characters? Benjamin Cox reveals all in a spoiler-free way, naturally.
For once, Benjamin Cox watches a film that has been recommended to him. Possibly because he's a sucker for in-film references and nerd culture. Question is, were they right to do so?
A sunny and very handsome trip back to the late nineties in a high school is an unlikely setting for a Shakespearean comedy but it kinda works, for the most part. Benjamin Cox enters stage left and takes a bow.
With another reboot on the way, it's time to re-examine why the first reboot crashed and burned. Benjamin Cox would like to fully throttle whoever was at fault for this noisy and explosive turkey.
Star Clint Eastwood and director Sergio Leone laid the foundations for the spaghetti western with this iconic rip-off of a Japanese classic. But frankly, who cares? Benjamin Cox saddles up once again.
A low budget and lurid B-movie from the Forties might seem an unlikely Hollywood stand-out but the picture has come to be regarded as a seminal horror picture. Benjamin Cox always preferred dogs for a reason.
A film about evil bankers released as the financial crash of 2008 still echoed around should have been a winner. But audiences stayed away despite one of the best action sequences of any film coming halfway through. Benjamin Cox wonders why this didn't do better.
Welcome to the film! Please ensure your phone is switched off and your intelligence has been left at the foyer. Benjamin Cox can feel his IQ slipping into double digits again...
Desperately hoping to break the 'curse' of odd-numbered Star Trek movies, "Insurrection" works hard but ultimately fails. Benjamin Cox explains why.
Scorsese's original Mafia picture takes the fight to Francis Ford Coppola and manages to last the distance. Benjamin Cox takes a look back at a film that is still setting the standard for gangster films after all these years.
Possibly the worst American remake of a French film ever, this movie is about as funny as falling down stairs. Despite talented performers, the film is an absolute car crash with no survivors. Benjamin Cox calls the police.
Peter Fonda cemented his place in cinema history with his career-defining performance in a film which depicted America at a cultural crossroads. Benjamin Cox gets his motor running and heads out on a highway.
With climate change ever present on the political agenda, what are the consequences for ignoring the warnings? Perhaps this film has the answer although Benjamin Cox suggests you might want to hold up before watching this.
Some itches can only be scratched by a good, old-fashioned action movie. Luckily, this is one of the best. Benjamin Cox can't believe how much he enjoyed this blistering blitzkrieg of bullets!
The much-maligned third X-Men movie is not as bad as you may have heard, just not as good as the first two. Benjamin Cox presents his argument to the court.
Breaking news: Will Ferrell's news-based comedy is a real blast of supreme silliness! Benjamin Cox talks to us live now from the scene...
Crossing off another film he should have already seen by now, Benjamin Cox settles down to watch one of the most beloved sports movies in history. The question is, is it still champ or has it been knocked down early?
Washington has some serious fun in a rare bad guy role that finally earned him his Best Actor Oscar. Benjamin Cox looks back at a compulsive and gripping thriller that stands up well today.
Having recently declared "The Wrestler" as the best pro-wrestling movie in history, it's time for Benjamin Cox to examine the credentials of the Number One Contender. Fight!
The film that finally got John Wayne his Oscar. Has this film been overlooked since the release of a remake in 2010? Benjamin Cox fills his hands and ride off to battle the naysayers.
This mostly forgotten horror is a laughable mash-up of poor performances, an incoherent story-line and dimly lit scenes with cringe-worthy dialogue. Benjamin Cox has been more scared by Halloween trick-or-treaters.
In a desperate bid to keep cool in this summer's excessive heatwave, Benjamin Cox finally catches up with this - a franchise-spawning animation that has since become a global phenomenon. Trouble is, he's still too hot!
The conclusion to Tarantino's blood-soaked tribute to martial arts films is just as epic and engaging as the first film but now delivers a touch more exposition. Benjamin Cox likes what he sees very much.
John Carpenter's grasp of horror wasn't just limited to serial killer Michael Myers. This snow-bound splatterfest redefined horror in the early eighties as well as broke new ground in the effects department. Benjamin Cox grabs his flame-thrower and prepares to light it up.
Can Hollywood still produce an intelligent science fiction film instead of a typically witless "sci-fi" movie? Perhaps as this movie offers a bit more than meets the eye. Benjamin Cox explains.
This noisy and explosive sequel bombarded fans with noise and also bombed with the critics. But is it as bad as they say? Benjamin Cox can't believe his ears... or eyes...
So after the chaos of 'Avengers: Infinity War', it appears that this previously unseen character is the key to it all. Benjamin Cox applauds Marvel for finally getting a female-led film out there but wonders why it took them so long.
In light of Tarantino's latest hitting the circuit, Benjamin Cox goes back to look at his electrifying directorial debut and wonders whether it's still worth a watch. Although he's keeping his ears covered up, obviously...
Long before Mad Max was tearing through the Outback, it was the setting for this disturbing and thought-provoking film by Nicolas Roeg. Benjamin Cox sets off on a remote and solitary adventure to investigate.
That bad mother... Shaft is back in another updating of the Blaxploitation icon and this time, he's bringing Junior along for the ride. The very white Benjamin Cox examines this recent revival but can't quite make up his mind.
Could the fifth instalment of this swashbuckling series really be the last we'll see of Jack Sparrow? Benjamin Cox fears that this ship may soon go under if this underwhelming effort is the shape of things to come.
Literature's most famous single lady burst onto the big screen in an all-star rom-com. But is it worth bothering with, especially if you're a middle-aged and overweight and male film critic? Benjamin Cox grabs a bottle of chardonnay and finds out.
Alfonso Cuarón's dreamy Latino road-trip oozes warmth, sexuality and passion. Benjamin Cox examines the film and sees several parallels with his later, more successful film 'Roma'.
It's been a while so perhaps it's time to delve once again into the Star Trek movies series and this first full mission for the Next Gen crew. Benjamin Cox beams up and prepares to stun.
Combining his secret admiration for pro wrestling with movies, this is the film where Mickey Rourke demonstrated his wasted potential as a genuine Hollywood genius. Benjamin Cox gets his hair wet and prepares to blade.
The Jackass boys returned for what would become their final big-screen outing for their trademark brand of stunts, pranks and obscenities. Benjamin Cox finds the experience a bit repetitive.
Gary Oldman finally secured his long overdue Best Actor award for his portrayal of Britain's war-time leader. But Benjamin Cox can't help but wonder if the film has as much to say about politics in Britain today.
Pythons Cleese and Palin reunite to deliver a delightfully old-fashioned crime caper that benefits from a sublime cast and an experienced director. Benjamin Cox dips his toe in the water to see what's what.
Not content with spoofing westerns, Mel Brooks turned his attention to classic horror with this parody film from 1974. But is this his best picture? Benjamin Cox throws the switch and gets electrocuted.
Before he came back as The Terminator, Schwarzenegger reprised Hollywood's biggest beefcake Conan in a more light-hearted but still violent sequel. Benjamin Cox rolls for initiative.
With a live-action remake just around the corner, what better time to go back to Disney's animated version which was made as the company was just coming back into form again. Benjamin Cox gets all nostalgic...
This charming and wonderfully old-fashioned movie harks back to the golden age of Hollywood and the battle between silent and sound films. Benjamin Cox can't keep being quiet about this largely silent smash for too long.
Long before she became a parody of herself, Gwyneth Paltrow had established herself as the American to portray a British woman. Benjamin Cox sticks his foot in the door to examine this gimmicky rom-com.
Finally, the film that launched a thousand spin-offs and remakes gets critically evaluated by Benjamin Cox's steely gaze. Trouble is, he always falls for a great femme fatale and "Nikita" is one of the best.
Mel Brooks' beloved western spoof remains as popular as it ever was, becoming one of his most cherished pictures. Benjamin Cox puts down the beans and never gives a film an even break!
It's that time again and this is the big one, the billion-dollar smash that blew everyone away. But Benjamin Cox isn't fooled for a minute and believes that this might be the dumbest film seen he's so far.
Possibly the longest film I'll ever watch, Peter Bogdanovich's extensive documentary about an iconic American rock band should be the blueprint for others to follow. Benjamin Cox embraces the nostalgia.
After the game-changing events of "Infinity War", Marvel needed to produce some light entertainment once again. And they don't come much lighter than ants. Benjamin Cox reaches for the repellent.
Despite an atrocious live-action adaptation, Benjamin Cox still has much love for this alien ass-kicker. But after this, he's thinking maybe he should just stick with the anime.
Initially weary of award-friendly films in case they disappoint, Benjamin Cox put off watching this until very recently. And if you're the same, allow him to explain why you should rectify this immediately...
Atkinson stops goofing around long enough to return to his bumbling secret agent character. But is it an improvement on the original? Benjamin Cox has written this review for your eyes only.
In the mood for a violent revenge thriller? Don't care how good the film is? Good because Benjamin Cox could name several that are better than this uninspired shooter.
With no sign of Marvel's Cinematic Universe slowing down, Benjamin Cox continues to play catch-up with their release schedule. But are they at risking of burning their audience out any time soon?
En route to Japan for a recent holiday, it only seemed fitting to indulge with a recent award-winning film from that country. Benjamin Cox turned the dubbing off and liked what he saw.
"But surely this doesn't need reviewing!" You might think so but fewer people than you might expect have actually seen this early Disney animation. Better late than never, Benjamin Cox sits down and tries not to cry...
The good thing about an 11 hour flight is the opportunity to catch up on films you've already missed such as this captivating period comedy-drama. Benjamin Cox delves into this award-winning and unusual film and orders the chicken.
After investing plenty of time and money into the product, has Hollywood finally produced a decent anime adaptation or is it a bust? Benjamin Cox plugs himself back into cyberspace for a closer look.
In anticipation for his forthcoming trip to Japan, Benjamin Cox indulges his appreciation for anime with this ground-breaking and influential sci-fi classic. Wachowskis, take note...
The first film to prove to Pixar that they didn't have the monopoly on CG movies, 'Shrek' proved to be a huge success in every regard. Benjamin Cox puts down his gingerbread man to look back.
Six years after terrifying kids in cinemas, the dangerous little critters returned to wreck some comical havoc in the Big Apple. Clearly, someone somewhere hadn't learned their lesson! Benjamin Cox decides to stop snacking after midnight.
With Marvel now part of the ever-expanding Disney empire, this film was the first to be discovered in their back catalogue and adapted for the screen by the House Of Mouse. But is it any good? Benjamin Cox isn't so sure.
The Pythons bring their surrealist humour to the legend of King Arthur and the results are truly low budget. However, for Benjamin Cox, this could be one of the funniest films he ever seen.
Now this is a proper cult movie - a delicious throwback to the monster films of the Fifties and Sixties. Benjamin Cox gets his redneck on for this enjoyable slice of sci-fi horror hokum.
A film so divisive that even the director wants nothing to do with it, 'Alien 3' is nothing like as bad as it could have been. Benjamin Cox feels the time is right to defend a film unfairly maligned.
The conclusion to Sergio Leone's 'Dollars' trilogy is a sweeping epic of violent tension and determined obsession, not to mention that iconic soundtrack. Benjamin Cox saddles up once again.
Mel Brooks' outrageous parody of all things sci-fi is one of his more popular films but is it all Schwartz and no trousers? Only one way to find out - read Benjamin Cox's thoughts on the film.
Ron Perlman returns for what would prove to be his last outing as the Devil's favourite son, Hellboy. Benjamin Cox examines the demise of the character and wonders why it was prematurely killed off.
Of all the animals found on Dr Moreau's island, Benjamin Cox couldn't help but notice that a turkey wasn't one of them. Time to look back at one of the most troubled productions in the history of Hollywood.
After two moderately successful films, the Blade character would finally be stopped by a hugely disappointing third entry in the series. Benjamin Cox sharpens his stake and plunges it deep into this ramshackle mess.
Twenty-five years after its initial release, this film still remains one of the most beloved movies of its generation. Why is that? Benjamin Cox digs deep to uncover Shawshank's secrets.
With a TV series adaptation due on streaming services soon, Benjamin Cox looks back at a film that happily dispenses with the usual girl-with-guns formula. This is a trippy film but not one to be dismissed.
With the 100th anniversary of the end of the conflict, Peter Jackson was entrusted to come up with a documentary telling the tale of World War One. As Benjamin Cox discovers, what he actually does is send us back in time...
With the release of this film, it became finally cool to be a geek. Benjamin Cox celebrates and wonders why more films don't take advantage of a relatively soft target.
It's time to revs your engines and ogle the ladies once again as the increasingly successful Fast & Furious franchise rolls into town once again. And this time, they're in London. Benjamin Cox laughs at the irony.
One of a number of big-screen adaptations of beloved TV shows, this is another example of film-making at its laziest. Benjamin Cox flicks his hair back to take a closer look.
Leading the way this year with 10 Oscar nominations, this deeply personal and controversial movie came out of nowhere to surprise everyone. Benjamin Cox included.
Twenty years on from the Columbine shooting, has America learned any lessons? Benjamin Cox looks back at the film that not only made Michael Moore the face of extreme liberalism but also posed difficult questions yet to be answered.
After deliberately steering clear of the franchise, Benjamin Cox can't fight his curiosity any longer and dips his toe into the first live-action outing for the Robots In Disguise. And frankly, wonders what the fuss was all about.
Worryingly cited by Donald Trump as his favourite film featuring Harrison Ford, Benjamin Cox looks back at one of the more outlandish action films of the Nineties. Should it be grounded or can it still fly?
Possibly the most redneck movie since 'Smokey And The Bandit', this film celebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2019. So how's it holding up? Benjamin Cox pulls over for a quick look.
The classic Eighties comedy gets Benjamin Cox's critical eye cast over it. Does it stand up to such scrutiny or is it as much fun as changing a nappy? The answers lie here.
Normally, a film with two titles suggests studio trickery in covering up one of their mistakes. But this isn't a normal film. Benjamin Cox will now explain.
How can a film that makes $709 million be deemed a failure? Benjamin Cox examines the film for clues whilst wishing someone would give him the same amount of money.
To celebrate his 500th review, Benjamin Cox looks back at some truly terrible dialogue. WARNING: this article contains spoilers, swearing and adult content.
Slowly catching up with Marvel's relentless release schedule, Benjamin Cox looks back at one of the defining films of 2018. But is the film more than just a progressive gesture or are Marvel losing their touch?
With 2018 proving to be a great year for horror films, what better way to bring in the new year by reflecting on one of cinema's all-time classic examples? Heeeere's Benjamin Cox!
The fourth Herbie film signalled the tragic demise of a much-loved series with Disney's magical VW appearing in a movie that was total BS. Benjamin Cox pulls over to investigate.
Maybe because it's Christmas but Benjamin Cox isn't afraid to indulge his childish side with a good Disney movie. And as luck would have it, this is a very good Disney movie...
Having recently watched the original version, how does this updated Nineties version compare? Benjamin Cox doubles down to examine a well-intentioned but uninspired remake.
Trust Tim Burton to subvert the Christmas movie and turn it into a celebration of all things Halloween as well. But with fantastic animation and memorable songs, Benjamin Cox isn't complaining too much.
Finally picking up the original together with its 1994 remake, Benjamin Cox is able to make a direct comparison between two Christmas classics. Does it have what it takes to still be a Yuletide favourite?
Bond gave the whole spy genre a boost, allowing Len Deighton's novels to also become notable films in their own right. Benjamin Cox looks back at Caine's first foray as Harry Palmer, as far from 007 as you could imagine.
You better watch out... Benjamin Cox brings you a festive warning about not just the worst Christmas film of all time but a possible contender for the worst film ever. A vegan nut roast is more appealing than this Christmas turkey!
Forever behind the rapid release schedule Marvel adhere to, Benjamin Cox continues to play catch-up with the third Thor solo film. And do you know, it's something of a pleasant surprise...
With actual white Christmases being rarer than hen's teeth in the UK, we have to rely on Hollywood musicals like this to provide the festive cheer. Benjamin Cox grabs his hat and gloves for a delightfully old-fashioned film.
The fourth film by Quentin Tarantino is a violent epic made in the style of classic Asian martial-arts cinema. But does it beat such films at their own game? Benjamin Cox wipes off the gore for a closer look.
Another eighties classic and possibly the darkest Christmas movie that doesn't feature a gimmicky serial killer. Benjamin Cox promises not to eat after midnight...
Continuing his trek through the best Christmas movies available, Benjamin Cox looks back at an accidental Christmas classic. After all, it's all about...
As the Yuletide season rolls around once again, Benjamin Cox celebrates by looking back at possibly one of the most unconventional Christmas films ever made.
Before DC shot themselves in the foot trying to copy Marvel's cinematic success, they had a genuine hit on their hands with arguably their greatest character. Benjamin Cox heads quickly towards a phone booth.
Snipes' leather-clad vampire slayer returns for a second bite. Benjamin Cox takes a look back at arguably the best of the bloody, pre-MCU trilogy.
Before the parody film became witless rehashes of more successful films, there were people like Jim Abrahams who fought to keep things genuinely funny. Benjamin Cox feels the need for speed.
Often overlooked by the other films in the 'Dollars' trilogy, this film makes a case for actually being the best of the lot. Benjamin Cox grabs his poncho, smokes a cigar and walks into town for a showdown.
With the recent passing of movie mogul Raymond Chow, Benjamin Cox looks back at arguably his greatest gift - introducing the world to the iconic Bruce Lee and revolutionised martial-arts forever.
Saddle up for the final, rip-roaring adventure with cinema's greatest time-travelling heroes. Benjamin Cox bids a fond farewell to DeLoreans, 88 miles per hour and great Scots.
A film so beloved that its title has since passed into popular folklore, even being added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Benjamin Cox looks back at a movie that he's happy to relive over and over again.
A videogame adaptation directed by notorious shlock-meister Uwe Boll was never gonna buck the trend, was it? But even Benjamin Cox was stunned at just how over-cooked this turkey actually is.
Ignoring the dreary title, Benjamin Cox fancied something dumb and action-packed for a rainy day. But this film surprised him in a pleasant way, even if it feels like he has seen it before...
Andrew Garfield steps up to take over as the Wall Crawler and for a while, things seemed good. Benjamin Cox puts away the bug spray for now.
It might have become iconic due to endless sequels and spin-offs but the original still has the power to shock. Benjamin Cox has just realised he should have titled this article 'Should I See Saw?'
Proving that not all pre-MCU films were rubbish, the 'X-Men' series has quietly stood the test of time. Benjamin Cox looks back at the ambitious and intelligent sequel which proved the first was no fluke.
Perhaps not the biggest film in either Fey or Carell's careers but 'Date Night' is a solid if unspectacular watch. Benjamin Cox makes a reservation while wondering why it didn't do better.
Arnie's signature character returns for a fifth outing but this software is looking increasingly buggy and out-dated. Benjamin Cox prefers a hard reboot.
Costner's expensive and explosive action adventure has become a by-word for Hollywood turkeys. But does it deserve to be so unfairly remembered? Benjamin Cox grabs his snorkel for a closer look.
The boys are back in town, this time trying their luck as professional criminals instead of jumped-up boy racers. But has the series grown up at last? Benjamin Cox isn't that sure.
Hitchcock's mastery of suspense is put to full effect in this pre-war spy thriller. Benjamin Cox looks back at the first film that nailed the fugitive drama for generations to follow.
Braving the murky waters of someone's bath, Benjamin Cox battles fake-looking mines and definitely not-giant squid to bring a review of this fondly remembered sci-fi disaster flick.
An intriguing premise, a stellar cast and a lead performer we've not seen in ages, things were looking good for 'Hotel Artemis'. Benjamin Cox checks in and reaches for the comment cards.
Is it right for successful Hollywood stars to mock a film created by misguided amateurs? Even if that film is 'The Room'? Benjamin Cox embarks on a moral odyssey.
Hey, Deadpool here! Some jackass called Benjamin Cox has written a review of my latest and greatest film - you should check it out while I gaze longingly at my ass in the mirror. Smell you later!
Having never played any of the games, Benjamin Cox felt that this live-action adaptation couldn't possibly disappoint him. Unfortunately, this uninspired nonsense proved him wrong.
The rebooted series of 'Star Trek' films have certainly upped the action but often neglected the more personal introspection of the classic TV show. Benjamin Cox thinks he can see a pattern here.
Clint's farewell to his favourite genre turned out to be one of the best films in his long career. Benjamin Cox saddles up and looks back at the last truly great western.
With a forthcoming trip back to Vegas in the near future, Benjamin Cox thought this film would get him in the mood. Except, Vegas has moved on considerably since the Sixties.
The creators of 'South Park' bring us an action comedy that has as much to say about celebrity culture and US politics as it has laughs. Benjamin Cox gets ready to rock.
After such a long time out in the wilderness, one of Marvel's most iconic characters finally gets his solo outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But was it worth the wait? Benjamin Cox swings by for a look.
Not normally a fan of real-life-based films, Benjamin Cox finds his interest piqued by the first decent film about Formula One. Can Ron Howard do for motor racing what 'Apollo 13' did for space flight?
Any film which combines the talents of Jean-Claude Van Damme and former 007 Roger Moore has to be worth a look, right? Benjamin Cox forgets that it's sometimes dangerous to get what you wish for.
It's another one of those Worst Film Ever candidates but Benjamin Cox lucked out and caught the 2004 special edition. Is it as bad as people claim or has something worth salvaging been discovered?
If anyone thinks that Vin Diesel is a poor actor, maybe they should check out this early effort in his career as he plays one of modern cinema's most bad-ass characters. Benjamin Cox attempts to shine a light.
Nicole Kidman gets caught up in spooky goings-on in a haunted house. Is she crazy or the target of malevolent spirits? Benjamin Cox goes bump in the night.
Is Hitchcock's exhilarating spy thriller the best of his career? Benjamin Cox isn't sure but he applauds this influential and enjoyable film all the same.
With the sequel currently pulling in audiences, Benjamin Cox looks back at the original with something of a shudder. But on reflection, you can at least thank them for the music.
Eric Bana the actor becomes Bana the director and Bana the race-car driver in this very personal documentary. Benjamin Cox starts his engines and put the pedal to the floor.
If ever a movie was crippled by unfortunate timing, this is the one. And despite the change of name, Benjamin Cox still reckons that this is little more than your standard action flick.
Sadly nothing to do with Roberta's classic tune but instead is an erotic thriller that deserves plenty of Flack. Benjamin Cox opens fire.
Few things date as badly as poor sci-fi. And for Benjamin Cox, few poor sci-fi films date as badly as this cyberpunk nonsense with Hollywood's least charismatic leading actor. Brace yourselves...
Take one beloved kids' TV show from the Eighties, make a movie and print money. Easy, right? Well, you might think so - Benjamin Cox finds his heart sinking as this bumbled adaptation falls flat.
Oh boy, its everyone's least favourite action film star Steven Seagal with another slice of rancid lone-wolf pie for us all. Benjamin Cox politely asks the waiter for the bill instead.
Francis Ford Coppola has struggled to escape the legacy of 'The Godfather' but is it really as good as they say it is? Benjamin Cox is gonna write you a review you can't refuse.
Benjamin Cox has fond memories of the game so why did this ambitious project waste the licence by being an original story? Time to level up, equip some items and find out what's what.
Other than the obvious age-gap and Catherine Zeta-Jones' bottom, can you remember anything else about this twisted tale of hi-tech high jinks? Benjamin Cox will try to fill you in on the details.
Time to look at the worst film Benjamin Cox ever went to the cinema to see - a poorly made, hideously performed and horribly executed fantasy film that's so bad, you'll never want to see another fantasy film ever again.
Having been at the top of his Must See list for some time, Benjamin Cox finally gets his hands on 'Hellboy'. Thankfully, it was worth the wait.
One of Arnie's less celebrated efforts was due for release right after 9/11 and was hastily re-cut in the aftermath. Benjamin Cox examines what's left and reckons it wasn't worth the time.
Not really one for ballet or horror films, Benjamin Cox concedes that combining the two may be the way forward - assuming you have a padded cell ready and keep him away from sharp objects!
When you can't breathe, you can't laugh either. Benjamin Cox goes back to the jungle to check out one of the most notorious bombs of the Nineties and there's no way he's getting in the water!
Facing the prospect of closing the animation studios down, Disney sought to cut costs on his next project. Benjamin Cox thinks that, sadly, you can't help but notice.
If the first one was confusing then the sequel was dumber than a sack full of rocks. But Benjamin Cox doesn't mind too much when it's more entertaining.
In film, Philip K. Dick is a name that carries a lot of credence. So what is his name doing attached to a Schwarzenegger sci-fi shooter? Benjamin Cox gets his ass to Mars to find out.
What if Neo had decided to stay in 'The Matrix' and become a professional hitman instead? Benjamin Cox likes the idea very much and the resulting movie even more.
Guns! Cars! Girls! What more could you possibly want in an action film? Benjamin Cox says "Narrative, character development, drama, comedy, plot twists, quality cinematography, decent performances..."
The first ever adaptation of 'Dracula' sent audiences screaming into panic back in the day - and Stoker's widow heading for her lawyers. Benjamin Cox examines the genesis of the vampire film and wonders if it still packs a punch.
I know we're not supposed to talk about this film but dammit, Benjamin Cox can at least tell you just how good it is! Hopefully, without giving too much away...
Benjamin Cox finds himself thrust back into the world's most famous DeLorean for more time-travelling adventures. But for where we're going, we don't need roads...
Leslie Nielsen enjoyed a career revival after 'Airplane!' and he returned as bumbling Frank Drebin in the first of three films based on a short-lived sit-com. Benjamin Cox is laughing all the way.
The film that came to define modern Asian cinema created such an impact in the West that it continues to inspire and influence. Benjamin Cox revisits a genuine game-changer.
The fourth entry of cinema's most nitrous-fuelled franchise brought the series up to date with an epic story, more half-dressed female characters and the two stars of the original. Benjamin Cox takes a test drive.
Russell Mulcahy's bombastic tale of immortals duelling in New York remains one of the Eighties most divisive films. But for Benjamin Cox, there really can be only one.
If you're a fan of Batman then you already should know the answer to that question. For the uninitiated, let Benjamin Cox be your guide - and your final warning.
The film which came to define American teen movies, this over-cooked blend of sex farce and high-school comedy has dated as well as an actual apple pie. Benjamin Cox isn't too fond of this recipe.
Having fallen behind with Marvel's relentless assault on the multiplex, Benjamin Cox dives right back into the MCU with this trippy introduction to one of their more unusual characters.
With no signs of Jeff Wayne or Steven Spielberg, this 1953 sci-fi classic remains a tense and gripping watch sadly undermined by the effects of the time. Meanwhile, Benjamin Cox wonders what happened to London...
No, stop it! I know what you're thinking! This is just a film for the Dirty Mac brigade, isn't it? Well, as it turns out, Benjamin Cox thinks its ideal audience is actually another demographic - insomniacs.