Ben Holliday

Ben Holliday

Ben Holliday is a features writer for Den of Geek, What Culture and film critic for The London Economic. As an artist he has worked on various projects for Maverick Media, Bauer Media, Image Comics and Valiant Entertainment amongst others.

Review: Hell or High Water

Review: Hell or High Water

Review by Ben Holliday/@bholliday Audiences have been forced to endure one of the worst summer blockbuster seasons in recent memory with 2016 but have no fear, Hell or High Water is here to wash the taste of bitter disappointment out of moviegoers mouths. Tossing the temptation of hyperbole aside, Hell...

Review: Lights Out

Review: Lights Out

Review by Ben Holliday/@bholliday Lights Out is certainly one of the pleasant surprises of an otherwise dreary summer. Director David F. Sandberg makes his feature film debut after submitting a short film of the same name and premise at a film festival in 2014. Despite not winning the competition, Sandberg...

Review: Star Trek Beyond

Review: Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek was in dire need of a reboot as book office returns dwindled with each new outing and in 2009 JJ Abrams did an admirable job bringing the series back to the forefront for a new generation. Sure, die hard Trekkies were frustrated at the lack of the philosophical...

Review: Ghostbusters

Review: Ghostbusters

Review by Ben Holliday/@bholliday No film in recent history has had as many hurdles to overcome before paying punters get a chance to see the final product on the big screen. Be it a horrendous marketing campaign or a fanatical anti-Ghostbuster contingent in opposition to the all female cast, the...

Review: Independence Day Resurgence

Review: Independence Day Resurgence

Next up in a line of sequels that were never needed comes Independence Day Resurgence. Roland Emmerich returns on directorial duties desperately attempting to recapture the magic of the first film and failing spectacularly. This is the sequel to 1996’s blockbuster event film, this time around losing Will Smith in...

TV Review: Preacher Episode 4 – Monster Swamp

TV Review: Preacher Episode 4 – Monster Swamp

One of the strengths of the series since the pilot episode has been the characterisation of not only our regular band of misfits, but also the ancillary characters that prop up the world of Annville. ‘Monster Swamp’ sees Jesse fade into the background, in favour of fleshing out the side...

Is Preacher The Next Walking Dead?

Is Preacher The Next Walking Dead?

When AMC brought us The Walking Dead six years ago no one but the most avid fans of the comic series could have imagined it would become the most successful TV show in history, spawning spinoffs, video games and making creator Robert Kirkman a household name. Heck my parents watch...