BREAKING NEWS: A SEVENTH STAR WARS MOVIE?


The news broke last night. George Lucas, like Darth Vader, is on the road to redemption as he has just sold Lucasfilm to Disney for over $4bn! And Disney, never a studio not to play around with their loyal customer base, nor miss a opportunity to capitalise on a franchise, is planning to release Star … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: A SEVENTH STAR WARS MOVIE?

SHAUN OF THE DEAD


2004 DIRECTOR: Edgar Wright NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? YES The beginning of the Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg/Nick Frost movie franchise, as it were, was an unconventional comedy take on a well-worn genre. Shaun Of The Dead, a literal pun on Dawn Of The Dead, which … Continue reading SHAUN OF THE DEAD

JOHN CARTER


2011 DIRECTOR: Andrew Stanton May Contain Spoilers! John Carter [Of Mars], is Disney's live action version of Edgar Rice Burroughs first novel of the series, A Princess Of Mars. The film barely broke even but was considered at flop and one which Disney could hardly afford. John Carter begins as it means to go on, with its … Continue reading JOHN CARTER

JAMES BOND @ 50


The 5th October 1962 saw the James Bond franchise as we know it today, first appear in cinemas. Dr. No was Sean Connery's first foray into the role which he would be best known for. But today, sees the 23rd film of the franchise, Skyfall make its way onto the pearl screen. I'm not a … Continue reading JAMES BOND @ 50

TRUNDERBALL


1965 DIRECTOR: Terence Young May Contain Spoilers! Scuba, scuba and more scuba! The film's plot takes off when a model NATO plane is crashed into the ocean, enabling a team of super-terrorists to steal the payload, two nuclear bombs. Then, James Bond (Sean Connery) spends the rest of the movie in a wet suit, or half … Continue reading TRUNDERBALL

THIS IS CINERAMA


1952DIRECTORS: Merian C. Cooper, Gunther von Fritsch, Ernest B. Schoedsack & Michael Todd Jr. May Contain Spoilers!"Truly wonderful to behold...The movie's greatest innovation since sound." (Newsweek- September 1952)Well, that's a flavour of what was being said about the innovation that was Cinerama back in 1952. The three projector, 146 degree curved screen system, boasted a "like you were … Continue reading THIS IS CINERAMA

EYES WIDE SHUT


1999 DIRECTOR: Stanley Kubrick NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection?  NO There's no doubt that Stanley Kubrick courted controversy and his film making style, though poised to look uncompromising, was in my opinion, specifically aimed at causing as much drama, on and off the … Continue reading EYES WIDE SHUT

ROMANCING THE STONE


1984 DIRECTOR: Robert Zemekis NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO In 1987, I was nine years old and my mum went to the video shop and came back with Romancing The Stone. It was kind of like Indiana Jones, a style which was all … Continue reading ROMANCING THE STONE

FULL METAL JACKET


1987 DIRECTOR: Stanley Kubrick NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? MAYBE If ever there was a film of two halves, this is it. The first hour is great,  with  R. Lee Ermey as the Sargent, who has lived off his this role ever since. Funny insightful … Continue reading FULL METAL JACKET

PREDATOR


1987 DIRECTOR: John McTiernan NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? MAYBE Back in the 1980's , Arnold Schwarzenegger was a rising star. But his command of the English language, let alone the American macho dialect was pretty poor. He delivered his zingers with mixed success … Continue reading PREDATOR