About Erzi Paris

Erzi Paris lives in London and loves writing, going to the theatre and watching films. Always abreast of celebrity news, his biggest hope is to be a reporter. He likes keep-fit too. His favourite authors are Michael Crichton, JK Rowling, Suzanne Collins and Rosalind Miles.

Get Santa

Get Santa is one of those inevitable Christmas movies that come out at this time of year. Although this one strays from the usual road by having Santa crash into someone’s garage. Tom (Kit Connor) discovers Santa in his damaged shed with the reindeers on the loose. Santa Claus (Jim … Continue reading

STEP UP 5: ALL IN

Step Up 5 starts with auditions. The downside to dancing, you have to make it big to pay the bills. Otherwise, it’s many auditions with no guarantees. Many of the dancers have day jobs to support themselves. Sean (Ryan Guzman) and his crew The Mob (from Step Up 4) didn’t … Continue reading

The Equalizer

The Equalizer stars Denzel Washington. It’s based on the TV series that starred Edward Woodward. The character of Robert McCall remains, however it appears to be a reboot. The basics of the TV show are followed, McCall helps those being bullied turn the tables. McCall is moved to intervene when … Continue reading

ROCK OF AGES – THE MUSICAL

Rock of Ages is a stage show that really changed me. There were so many good jokes and chemistry. The ensemble I saw was perfect. It was very powerful. There was one actor who was kind of the narrator. He was very funny and the humour was crude! So be … Continue reading

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the next film in sequence. It’s another remake of the earlier films. Dreyfus (Gary Oldman – Harry Potter) leads a gang of humans to fight the apes, who are led by Caesar (Andy Serkis – Lord of the Rings). Caesar was in … Continue reading

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy became a very enjoyable movie. It starred Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana (Uhura – Star Trek) along with voiceovers by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. The story begins with Peter Quill/Star Lord (Pratt) carving a life as a smuggler in outer space, having been kidnapped from earth … Continue reading

Grace of Monaco

Grace of Monaco stars Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly. The movie star who married a prince. It starts on a studio lot, I think it’s meant to be the last film that she shot before her marriage. Grace walks to her dressing room and there are many flowers. Then it … Continue reading

Belle (2013 film)

Belle is a film that is good but never breaks any barriers. There were good actors & actresses in the cast but for me it lacked any weight. This could have been a BBC costume drama. Based on a true story, the title character Belle, full name Dido Belle (Gugu … Continue reading

Maleficent 2014

Maleficent was a take on the Sleeping Beauty film made by Disney. Although this version was with live action. Angelina Jolie played the title lead. The basic story of an evil witch cursing a princess to prick her finger on her 16th birthday and die remained mostly intact. The big … Continue reading

Hercules (2014)

Hercules was played by Dwayne Johnson. Now this production was packed with lots of action and battle scenes. In this adaptation, the tale is kept true in the fact that Hercules is the son of Zeus, who is the lead god in ancient Greece. However, Zeus had an affair with … Continue reading

Film Review: Bad Neighbours

Bad Neighbours was a funny film. It’s not for the faint hearted or very young eyes. Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron) is the college kid who is in charge of the frat house; they’re called ‘Delta Psi Beta’. His next-door neighbours Mac and Kelly (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) have a … Continue reading

Film Review: Godzilla

Godzilla 2014 – began very similar to the 1998 version. A newsreel featured as the title sequence. The name Monarch was heavily featured so I guessed this would have some impact on the film. In 1999 in the Philippines, a group discover huge fossilized bones in a mineshaft. However, something … Continue reading

Tarzan – The Animated Version

Tarzan – The Animated Version had Kellan Lutz providing the voice of the king of the jungle. It was a different take on the Tarzan legend. It started with an asteroid full of mystical energy heading toward Earth. It was portrayed as the meteor that killed the dinosaurs. The meteor … Continue reading

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – The Musical has simply astounded me. It was very good. Sam Atwater (EastEnders/Dancing on Ice) and Helena Blackman (How Do You Solve a problem like Maria) were the main leads. The only change in cast, for the performance I saw, was Morgan Jackson who … Continue reading

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne‘s Swan Lake is a different take on the classical ballet. I was very happy when I was able to get a seat to see this. The difference between this and the classic is that men portray the swans. A young Prince (Simon Williams) has led an ordered life … Continue reading

Film Review: Robocop 2014

Robocop 2014 is a remake of the 1987 film, where Peter Weller played the title role. It was directed by Paul Verhoeven This new take on the tale is directed by José Padilha. With Joel Kinnaman’s turn to play the cyborg cop. There are quite a few differences in the … Continue reading

Film Review: I, Frankenstein

I, Frankstein was very confusing for me. It begins as usual with a man making a monster. Frankenstein was one of my favourite monsters. Where the movie went off the rails was when Frankenstein becomes some sort of monster shooter! Man with a mission type thing. It starts well, in … Continue reading

Film Review: The Railway Man

The Railway Man was a very good movie. It stars Colin Firth (Kings Speech/Bridget Jones/BBC’s Pride & Prejudice), Nicole Kidman (Batman Forever/Bewitched) and Stellan Skarsgard (Thor/Avengers). A man makes a journey to find the main man who tortured him during the war. It sounds a simple plot but the acting … Continue reading

Film Review: American Hustle

American Hustle is on a similar par with other Hustle type shows, those who have seen the BBC series and the Real Hustle programs will be familiar with the plots. What’s different about this one is the set up of the characters. Also it’s based on a real life operation. … Continue reading

Navtivity 3: Dude Where’s my Donkey?

Nativity 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey? Is the next sequel in this particular franchise. This time starring Martin Clunes and Catherine Tate among the stars. This really is about a donkey. New teacher Mr Shepherd (Clunes) gets kicked by a donkey and loses his memory. The movie is about finding … Continue reading

Extraterrestrial – 2014 film

Extraterrestrial (2014 film) was another ‘alien visitor to Earth’ type films. This one featured a lonely cabin and secluded woods. A group of friends discover a crashed saucer (as you do in the woods) and find one of the aliens spying on them (which is fair as the alien maybe … Continue reading

Film Review: The Batchelorette

The Batchelorette is a movie about a hen party essentially. Two of my favourite people were listed Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman 1-3) and James Marsden (X Men – Superman Returns) so I wanted to see it. It has been compared against another movie called Bridesmaids. As I haven’t seen that one … Continue reading

Film Review: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug is the second instalment of the trilogy. It starts with Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellin) meeting Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) in The Prancing Pony pub in Bree. They require a burglar which leads them to Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman). Fast forward 12 months, and … Continue reading