1962 10/10 If this isn't one of the best and yet widely unseen environmental sci fi shockers then I don't know what is. Though it is not just the science, though certainly unlikely, but serves as a simple narrative to explain the consequences of man's obsession with pushing the boundaries, that makes this such a … Continue reading THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE
1997 TOP TEN FILM! It's been little over 12 years since I first saw this movie and it still packs a punch. Yes, granted, it's fairy tale scripting and glossing texture have certainly left their marks on it, and left it open to ever growing criticism, but it is that that makes it such a … Continue reading TITANIC (1997)
2001 8/10 I first saw this film back in 2002 and though, the scale was clear, it didn't have a great impact on me. I could recognise that it was a great movie, but just not one for me. Now, eight years on, I've completely come about. Spectacular! Spectacular! it truly is. Though "Romeo + … Continue reading MOULIN ROUGE
2007 3D - 7/10 2D - 5/10 When this film was first released I simply wasn't interested. Clearly a 3D vehicle, I felt that we had seen enough of Brendan Fraser's cheery family action hero for at least this lifetime and 3D might make for a good fun gimmick but little else. I am forced … Continue reading JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH 3D
A brief history: 3D is back. Ever since its earliest incarnations back in the 1920's with the 1922 silent flick, "Power Of Love", venturing into the third dimension has been tricky, and far from as crowd pleasing as many would like. The 1950's become the format's "Golden Era" and the 3D genre moved away from … Continue reading ARTICLE: ENCOUNTERS IN THE THIRD DIMENSION WITH nEoPOL
1956 10/10 #1 SCIENCE FICTION FILM! Is this one of the best Sci Fi films of all time? Ask a silly question... Forbidden Planet is a seminal film, finally presenting Science Fiction as both spectacularly visual, and deeply cerebral. Employing new techniques, granted, some were not that successful, such as the synthetic tonal soundtrack, this … Continue reading FORBIDDEN PLANET
2008 6/10 A good film, with a good sense of humour and is reasonably well presented, but I feel it needs another viewing. Several laugh out loud moments, but this is certainly no "Up" or "Toy Story". There were also too many adult jokes sprinkled through, with several 60's references, such as Kissinger and Kennedy. … Continue reading DOCTOR SEUSS’S HORTON HEARS A WHO!
2009 7/10 Well cast, reasonably well presented and seems to know what it is. It is a rollercoaster disaster movie which whilst dealing with real theoretical issues and threats, doesn't dwell to much on them and favours the action, which when all is said and done, is what we're sat there for anyway!
2006 4/10 NOT A PART OF MY COLLECTION The quality of this Curtis Hansen film was apparent, but this was not up the standards of "L.A. Confidential" or "8 Mile". Slow and to me at least, unengaging. The acting was of a high standard, but this was to gentle and at time lacked explanations. For … Continue reading IN HER SHOES
2008 3/10 NOT A PART OF MY COLLECTION Total rubbish, but since I believe that it was trying to be, it gains half a star or two for at the very least, knowing what it was...