七人の侍 SEVEN SAMURAI


1954 DIRECTOR: Akira Kurosawa  BFI 1991 Print (190 minutes: NOT the 2002, 203 minute or the original complete 207 minute cut) "We seem to be made to suffer. It's our our lot in life" No, that was Star Wars though I'm sure I've heard something very similar only in Japanese... So many scenes from this undoubted … Continue reading 七人の侍 SEVEN SAMURAI

THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK


1997 DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg May Contain Spoilers! 1993 saw the release of Jurassic Park, a film which had a massive impact on my view of films as a 13-year-old. So, you can imagine my anticipation for the long-awaited sequel, four years after the original. Michael Crichton's follow-up novel to the original 1990 bestseller, The Lost World … Continue reading THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS


1956 (Black & White) 1988 (Colourised) DIRECTOR: Don Siegel It's been about 20 years since I saw this as a teenager for the first time. Then, I thought it was okay but obviously I wasn't that taken with it as 20 years in long time between viewings. I opted for the black and white original … Continue reading INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS

THE BIRDS


1963 DIRECTOR: Alfred Hitchcock 1960 saw the release of Psycho, Hitchcock's signature work, but Psycho is not the only film that people think of when talking about his work. The Birds, made three years later, has a warm place in film fans hearts and a much larger fan base than people seem to think. I … Continue reading THE BIRDS

BAD BOYS II


2003 DIRECTOR: Michael Bay Contains Spoilers! "What ya gonna do... this time?" Whilst the first outing of the Bad Boys shocked me by how good it actually was, this one left me a little disappointed. I was hardly expecting an Oscar winning deal here, as this was always going to be a Michael Bay adrenalin … Continue reading BAD BOYS II

THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR


2008 DIRECTOR: Rob Cohen NOT A PART OF MY COLLECTION Will we be adding this to our collection? NO May Contain Spoilers! The third of The Mummy franchise, helmed so far by Steven Sommers, has now changed hands and the directorial duties have now fallen to action director, Rob Cohen. The difference was noticeable, as Cohen's, … Continue reading THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR

THOR


2011 DIRECTOR: Kenneth Branagh Contains Spoilers! Yet another trailer for this year's up and coming superhero mash-up, The Avengers arrived last summer. Sorry, I must have gotten confused. This was the long-awaited Thor movie, though it was hard to tell. This film's trailer suggested that Thor would be banished from his celestial home, Asgard and … Continue reading THOR

JURASSIC PARK ~ 2011 DIGITAL RE-RELEASE


1993 DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg TOP TEN FILM! May Contain Spoilers! This is a template for how make a great action/adventure movie. Clocking in, at for what these days, a film of its type would seem to be a modest 121 mins, it divides itself into two solid halves. The first hour debates the science, the … Continue reading JURASSIC PARK ~ 2011 DIGITAL RE-RELEASE

THE HAPPENING


2008 DIRECTOR: M. Night Shyamalan NOT A PART OF MY COLLECTION Will we be adding this to our collection? NO May Contain Spoilers! Back in 2009, when I first saw this, I wrote a review on Flixter which read "Simple question: What the hell was Happening???? More to the point... What was the point???? This movie … Continue reading THE HAPPENING