10 Candles, 1990's, Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction, The Matrix, Thriller

THE MATRIX


1999 DIRECTOR: The Wachowski Brothers May Contain Spoilers! The world isn't real; The world isn't what we think it is; We're living a lie and our place in the universe must be more than what it appears. These are all existential themes which often find a home within Science Fiction and Fantasy, but at the tail end… Continue reading THE MATRIX

1960's, 8 Candles, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

ROSEMARY’S BABY


1968 DIRECTOR: Roman Polanski NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION Contains Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? MAYBE "Pray for Rosemary's Baby" Watching this, I wondered if this was a major influence of the whole "lone woman fighting against the odds" horror sub-genre. Rosemary Woodhouse (Mai Farrow) is a New York housewife who moves into… Continue reading ROSEMARY’S BABY

1980's, 7 Candles, Action, Drama, Historical, Western

YOUNG GUNS


1988 DIRECTOR: Christopher Cain May Contain Spoilers! Being only ten in 1988, the 18 rated Young Guns was a little beyond me at the time. So it has taken 24 years for me to catch up with this take on the Billy The Kid story. To be honest, even though I knew that Billy was… Continue reading YOUNG GUNS

1990's, 5 Candles, Action, Drama, Thriller, Tony Scott

ENEMY OF THE STATE


1998 DIRECTOR: Tony Scott May Contain Spoilers! Will Smith's career was on the up, and he needed to prove himself as a dramatic talent as well as a comedy rapper, and I'm sure whether you can count Independence Day doing this. But Tony Scott's thriller which looks at the "Big Brother" technology which invades our privacy… Continue reading ENEMY OF THE STATE

2000's, 7 Candles, Drama, Romance

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN


2005 DIRECTOR: Ang Lee May Contain Spoilers! This bitter romance garnered three Academy Awards back in 2006, and even though politics played a huge role, it would be unfair to right off the successes of this film. In the summer on 1963, two ranch hands are sent up the slopes of Brokeback Mountain to camp out… Continue reading BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

1970's, 9 Candles, Comedy, Musical, Romance

GREASE


1978 DIRECTOR: Randal Kleiser May Contain Spoilers! Grease was originally released in the U.K. on the 14th September 1978, just four days before I was born (34 years ago today!). I have already selected Grease as my first Film Of The Year, for 1978. Also, a DVD edition was also released in 2006, entitled "Rockin' Rydell Edition"… Continue reading GREASE

1980's, 9 Candles, Action, Brian De Palma, Drama, Historical, Thriller, Uncategorized

THE UNTOUCHABLES


1987 DIRECTOR: Brian De Palma May Contain Spoilers! "Where is Nitti anyway?" "He's in the car" It was on this day, 25 years ago, that Brian De Palma's reimagining of the television series, The Untouchables was release here in the U.K. As Ennio Morricone's classical and powerful opening score played over the titles, a very telling credit appeared on the screen, almost telling… Continue reading THE UNTOUCHABLES

2000's, 6 Candles, Action, Drama, Science Fiction

EAGLE EYE


2008 DIRECTOR: D.J. Caruso NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? MAYBE Well first off, it was great to see the next generation of the HAL 9000 computer... Oh, wrong film? Eagle Eye takes a look at the well-worn subject of invasion of civil liberties… Continue reading EAGLE EYE

1990's, 5 Candles, Action, Comic Book, Science Fiction, Thriller

JUDGE DREDD


1995 DIRECTOR: Danny Cannon NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? MAYBE The first signature which I wrote for my MSN email account years ago, was "Rob Schneider In "Da Derp Dee Derp Da Teetley Derpee Derpee Dumb". This was a quote from a South Park episode,… Continue reading JUDGE DREDD

2010's, 7 Candles, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Twilight

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE


2010 DIRECTOR: David Slade May Contain Spoilers! The ever controversial Twilight Saga returned with its third installment, its third director, this time 30 Days Of Night's David Slade, and yet another interpretation. This time, Twilight had gone epic, building on the ever more irritating and over blown love triangle between Bella, Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Jacob,… Continue reading THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE