Today is the second anniversary of the launch of this blog. Over that time it has amassed over 250 reviews and has served as an interesting insight in to my collection and interest in film. Thank you all for your support and hope that you all enjoy the site as it continues to grow and grow.
It was back on this day in 1996, that I finally purchased my first Widescreen TV. It was a 28" Sony Trinitron and though old hat by today's standards, this was state of the art CRT Flat-screen technology at the time. But after this I never looked back and have obviously come along way from this … Continue reading 15 Years of Widescreen
As the trailer and advertising campaign begins for next April's Titanic 3D release, what are the real thoughts on this classic but often berated film's re-release? Will 2012 and its major 3D re-releases, such as Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Titanic spell the end of the 3D revolution? Is it all a step to … Continue reading TITANIC 3D – THE BEGINNING OF THE END?
2011 DIRECTOR: Matthew Vaughn Contains Spoilers The idea of another X-Men movie filled me with dread, after the poor X-men: The Last Stand and the misjudged Wolverine. But I was in for a surprise. Wise choices had been made, with Matthew Vaughn of Kick Ass fame in the directors chair, and Bryan Singer, director of … Continue reading X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
2011 DIRECTOR: Paul Feig Contains Spoilers Bridesmaids: The mare mention of the title filled me with a sense of dread as my fiancée, and that is of course relevent as marriage is imminent for me in five weeks of writing this review, told me that we were seeing this. A chick-flick comedy from the Judd … Continue reading BRIDESMAIDS (THEATRICAL VERSION)
2011 DIRECTOR: Rob Marshall Based, believe it or not, loosely, on the Tim Powers novel, On Stranger Tides, Pirates 4 seemed about as appealing as hole in the head after the diabolical sequels to the excellent first outing. Then it was to be in 3D, scrap several key characters and shed the direction of Gore … Continue reading PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES
1998 DIRECTOR: Steven Hopkins Let's face it. Irwin Allen's 3 seasons of Lost In Space are hardly Science Fiction TV at its best but it was entertaining at the time I suppose. So was it a good idea to make a blockbuster feature based upon it? Probably not. But to be fair, Lost In Space, … Continue reading LOST IN SPACE
N.B. This should have been published on the 4th October but due to an oversight, it slipped through the net! So, better late than never... ***** The Empire magazine's website, currently has a promotional article on what it views at the Top 10 Movie Prequels. http://www.empireonline.com/promotions/theaffair/ My view of a Prequel is that it is essentially a Sequel set … Continue reading EMPIRE’S VIEW OF THE TOP 10 PREQUELS… WTF!
1982 /2002 DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg Jaws defined the Summer Blockbuster in 1975; Then Close Encounters secured the fledgling Steven Spielberg as a popularist tour de force in late 70's but by 1982 when E.T. was first released, he also had the first Indiana Jones hit under belt. But it was his 1981 Special Edition of Close Encounters which … Continue reading E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (SPECIAL EDITION)
1997 DIRECTOR: Peter Cattaneo I first saw this back in 1998 on a first date. It was pretty much our last date but I'm sure that, that had nothing to do with the film! This was a runaway hit back in the late 90's, made on a shoestring and grossing almost $200,000,000. This is a simple … Continue reading THE FULL MONTY