David Hogan

David Hogan
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 90% Big Fish & Begonia (2018) So to sum up, Big Fish & Begonia is a visual treat that has some heart and childish imagination behind it. - Anime UK News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
8/10 No Score Yet No Game No Life Zero (2017) While it's a shame the original cast were merely extras in a framing story, the new story they did tell was good enough that I can forgive them for it... - Anime UK News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) After all this time there are now two Blade Runner films, and they're both great. What a weird world we live in! - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
5/5 90% Blade Runner (1982) I might get more attention if I blasted the film for something or other, but I just can't... because it's great! - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
5/5 93% Logan (2017) It's bleak but brilliant and has some great scenes and a fitting ending. If this truly stands as Hugh Jackman's last stand as Wolverine, then that's a hell of a way to go out! - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Doctor Who - Planet of the Spiders (1974) Overall though, I feel the good outweighs the bad, and I do enjoy sticking this story on... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Doctor Who - The Green Death (1997) If you're a fan of Jo you may get a annoyed with how her exit was handled, still, lots to enjoy, including some more silly scenes for the Third Doctor, which is a rare treat. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Doctor Who - The Claws of Axos (1971) Earth invasion, UNIT, The Master, soldiers being killed in weird ways by slow moving, vaguely humanoid creatures... It's a Third Doctor greatest hits! - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Doctor Who - Spearhead From Space (1970) This is how you reboot a show and change its direction while still keeping everyone happy. It's a proper master class, and as you'd imagine, comes highly recommended by me! - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Doctor Who - The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967) A fun story, but it falls somewhere in the middle of the scale for me. It's good, just not great. Still recommended, though. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Doctor Who - The Tenth Planet (1966) The Tenth Planet is a good, albeit basic, Doctor Who serial, raised above averageness by virtue of being so significant. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Doctor Who - An Unearthly Child (1963) The original episode does a great job of getting across what is a crazy plot by today's standards, let alone back in 63. The remaining three episodes are rather dull sadly. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/5 82% Total Recall (1990) You get the action, the cheese, and some good sci-fi and practical effects. What's not to love? - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 85% They Live (1988) They Live is a good laugh, I certainly enjoyed my time with it, but the sudden tonal shift and some poor acting does hurt it in the long run. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 72% Soylent Green (1973) It's a hard one to judge, and while I enjoyed watching it, I don't see myself watching it again...I guess an average score then, but I am glad I finally watched it. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 94% Fantastic Voyage (1966) Ignoring the painfully slow first third, the rest of the film is an enjoyable, basic sci-fi adventure. It won't wow you, but it will entertain you. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 98% Forbidden Planet (1956) No wonder so many sci-fi writers have cited it as an inspiration, I can see how this film would spark a lot of imagination back then, or even now. Great stuff. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Man-Made Monster (1941) It was fun but far to generic to warrant a re-watch, and due to this, it gets a three, but I'd recommend you give it a watch if you have an hour and nothing else to do... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 96% Island of Lost Souls (1933) The lead character is sadly generic as hell, but thankfully everything that goes on around him is interesting and well shot. Highly recommended. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 99% Metropolis (1927) I appreciate what it accomplished for the time and how influential it is. It's a classic, but one that maybe doesn't hold up to modern viewing... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
5/5 91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) With one plothole that doesn't really derail the film, it's hard not to just applaud it for being able to juggle so much and still make it a satisfying watch. Top stuff. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
4/5 84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) It still has its wacky off-beat humour, but this time the last third came with an emotional punch, and made you like them all a lot more as they grew closer. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) You root for Spider-Man / Peter Parker throughout the film, and you also get a great villain to boot, which is normally the MCU's biggest problem. I can't recommend it enough! - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) I was never not entertained and it's constantly funny, it's just a shame that the jokey atmosphere managed to make its way into the more dramatic and poignant scenes. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
5/5 97% Black Panther (2018) It's weird and brilliant to say that a Black Panther film is properly a good film, able to stand on its own and add to the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe. Top marks. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
2/5 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) Unlike Prometheus, which I found I enjoyed a lot more than the general consensus, this was as bad if not worse than its reputation. Let's just leave Alien alone for a while... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/5 73% Prometheus (2012) Prometheus is a hard one to judge, despite what people had been telling me for years, it's actually not that bad... nor is it that great either. Average it is then! - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/5 55% Alien Resurrection (1997) It's at least more watchable than Alien3 in that it knows it's a bit crap but has a blast with it anyway! I have to admire that, even if it still won't score that highly... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
2/5 42% Alien3 (1992) Dull and depressing, Alien3 has its moments, but they're few and far between. Not the worst movie ever made by any means, but also not a very exciting one to watch... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
5/5 99% Aliens (1986) It's so rare to see a sequel live up and maybe surpass (depending on if you like your horror with plenty of action or not) the original, but Aliens does... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
5/5 97% Alien (1979) An real classic, that rare case of top cast, top script, top directing, top set and practice effects, everything. In terms of tense sci-fi horrors, it's hard to top Alien. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
9/10 82% Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019) If you even have a passing interest in the series, this is an experience that can't be missed. - Anime UK News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple (2018) An extremely predictable plot and layout, but it offers what it should: characters you like from the series duking it out with higher quality animation. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
4/5 37% A View to a Kill (1985) A good Bond film, filled with plenty of action and set pieces, with a great opening theme to boot! A solid note to go out on for Moore, even if he isn't a highlight himself... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
1/5 42% Octopussy (1983) The very worst Roger Moore Bond Film, and one to avoid unless you really have to watch every single film in a marathon, like myself, sadly... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/5 73% For Your Eyes Only (1981) Some really good set pieces and some fun new characters round out a good entry into the Bond series, even if it does suffer from a bit of an identity crisis. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/5 63% Moonraker (1979) Upon reflection, I think I like it, purely as a film judged on its own merits, rather than judging it with the expectation of what film series its in... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/5 80% The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) By no means a perfect film, but it was a very fun two hours, even if some of the fun was "fun because it was so bad" fun... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
2/5 44% The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) Had so much wasted potential. Scaramanga was a great villain, both written and played, but everything else surrounding him in the movie is... well... bad. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
3/5 67% Live and Let Die (1973) Far from the worse offender in Roger Moore's outings as Bond. A boring boat chase and a slapstick final fate for our villain definitely takes it down a peg or two though... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
1/5 64% Diamonds Are Forever (1971) The script is poor, the comedy ill-timed and the ending anticlimactic. What more can I say? - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
3/5 81% On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) Falls in the middle of the scale, it's not the worse, it's not the best, it's just a mix of both, just with a Bond who is often not very interesting to watch on screen... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/5 72% You Only Live Twice (1967) Still plenty of fun to be had, so long as you ignore the ... old fashioned aspects of the film, and have a sense of humour about it. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
3/5 87% Thunderball (1965) Not a classic like Goldfinger, but it's still fun. It'll be a long time until I watch it again, mind you. It doesn't have the rewatchable charm as some of the other Bond films - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/5 97% Goldfinger (1964) Goldfinger is a classic, no doubt. It does have some flaws in the third quarter of the film, but it pulls it back to become a fun, relaxing watch. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/5 96% From Russia With Love (1964) It has a few sillier moments, but in general it's quite the tense cold war spy film, with some good foreshadowing and a few really good action set pieces. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/5 96% Dr. No (1962) Brilliant lead actor and villain hold the film together, despite a few flaws. The fact that it got so much right from the start is a real testament to the film series. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Has some flaws, but it's mostly a harmless and fun film, and certainly deserved more attention and box office gross than it ended up getting. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
4/5 84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The first half felt like all action and no real character development, by the end of the film I found myself caring for the Rebel team as they undertook their last mission... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The film starts off great and ends great, but sags in the middle. Still, well worth your while going to see, as it gives a good send off to a beloved character. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019