2012 DIRECTOR: James Watkins CINEMA REVIEW Contains Spoilers Will we be adding this to our collection? YES Ghost stories and Gothic Horror are not normally themes that people would associate with me, but there have always been exceptions, and this is one of them. This very English horror flick, based on the 1983 novel of … Continue reading THE WOMAN IN BLACK
The Academy's website are offering a simple and somewhat overdue feature this year. Linking with Facebook, you can now select your choices for the gongs on an easy to use and nicely presented page. Click here for the Your Picks page. After taking part, it seems that The Artist is going to do reasonanly well, with … Continue reading YOUR PICKS WITH THE OSCARS
Sunday night was BAFTAS night. This year I wasn't particularly polarised by the films on offer, not having seen so many, but there were a few highlights that caught my interest. In the best VFX category, Rise Of The Planet Of the Apes & War Horse both lost out to Harry Potter And The Deathly … Continue reading BAFTAS 2012
Universal's Dracula was released on the 14th February 1931, Valentine's Day, 81 years ago TODAY. The review is up, but this is surly the anniversary of a Hollywood icon and the birth of horror as we know it today.
2010 DIRECTOR: Tom Hooper Contains Spoilers The delivery of the eponymous King's Speech is a triumph of direction, acting and all the facets of good film making. Colin Firth's portrayal of Bertie, or George VI as we all know him, is simply brilliant, as was the direction by Tom Hooper and both deserved the kudos of … Continue reading THE KING’S SPEECH
2009 DIRECTOR: F. Gary Gray Contains Spoilers In the opening few minutes of this high concept thriller, Gerard Butler is forced to watch his wife and daughter raped and murdered by two home invaders, but luckily, we're note expect to. Following this attack, Jamie Fox's D.A. makes a deal with the worst of the two … Continue reading LAW ABIDING CITIZEN
2009 DIRECTOR: Robert Schwentke NOT A PART OF MY COLLECTION Will we be adding this to our collection? NO May Contain Spoilers! The pitch: Man displaced in time meets his future wife in the past and grooms the little and vulnerable girl to love him in her future until he eventually dies and frees her from this living … Continue reading THE TIME TRAVELLER’S WIFE
Before it was even confirmed that Star Wars was to be released on Blu-ray, I knew beyond all doubt that the diabolical George Lucas would make even more changes to his classic films. But the extent and the pointlessness of these changes is becoming just too much to bear. With the 1997 Special Editions, we knew what … Continue reading THE RAPING OF STAR WARS BY GEORGE LUCAS