THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY


2012 DIRECTOR: Peter Jackson May Contain Spoilers! CINEMA REVIEW Will we be adding this to our collection? YES After nine years have passed since the final Lord Of The Rings film premiered in theatres around the Earth, we return to Middle Earth, only this time, 60 year prior as The Hobbit, which in film terms in … Continue reading THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME


1999 DIRECTOR: Jay Roach May Contain Spoilers! Before Shrek, there was Fat Bastard.  Quite literally, as the gross Scottish assassin's voice is a match for the green ogre, but Mike Myers greatest character creation was clearly Dr. Evil. Austin Powers was established two years earlier in 1997's Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery, a film which left me cold, in spite … Continue reading AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME

OUT OF THE DARKNESS: THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY


   Well, that's all folks! Christopher Nolan has swawn that The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is the final chapter of The Dark Knight Trilogy, a film saga which in many ways, set the bar for comic book adapatations to a whole new level. Whether it be dark or otherwise, what he has simply achieved is … Continue reading OUT OF THE DARKNESS: THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY

THE nEoFILM CHRISTMAS FILM FESTIVAL – ROUND UP


Well, in the immortal words of Porky Pig, "That's All Folks!". I hope that you've all enjoyed my personal look at a selection of festive films from throughout movie history. This is not intended to be a definitive or diverse look at the genre, but simply a selection of reviews of films which I have watched with … Continue reading THE nEoFILM CHRISTMAS FILM FESTIVAL – ROUND UP

FOUR CHRISTMASES


2008 DIRECTOR: Seth Gordon NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO Four Christmases: For wacky families and two selfish lovers. The recipe for a Christmas classic? I don't think so. Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn are too professionals who, each year, avoid seeing their respective … Continue reading FOUR CHRISTMASES

SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE


1985 DIRECTOR: Jeannot Szwarc May Contain Spoilers! I can remember this coming out in 1985, The Santa Clause (1994) as it were of the 80's. It's not amazing, but it's a serviceable festive treat. Santa Claus is given a plausible back story and evolves nicely into the character which all grew up with and love. … Continue reading SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE

ELF


2003 DIRECTOR: Jon Favreau NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO It was last Christmas Eve and not a creature was stirring, we sat down to wrap the last of the presents, whilst the kids were in bed and we watched this. Christmas might … Continue reading ELF

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE


1946 DIRECTOR: Frank Capra May Contain Spoilers! The Christmas classic which has left an unparalleled mark on movie history and the Family Christmas is undoubtedly, Frank Capra's, It's A Wonderful Life. Like many seasonal classics, this has gained its fame and recognition from TV showings over the seven decades since its initial release, but it's clearly NOT … Continue reading IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

GREMLINS


1984 DIRECTOR: Joe Dante Is this a horror film? Well, sort of. Is this aimed at kids or adult? Well, both I suppose. The film is rated 15 by the BBFC back in 1984 when Gremlins first burst on to our cinema screens and rose like cream to the top of the comedy horror genre. … Continue reading GREMLINS

THE POLAR EXPRESS 3D


2004 DIRECTOR: Robert Zemekis May contain spoilers! I must admit that this film never really appealed to me. I seemed to be a schmaltzy slice of the Cola-cola embodied Christmas, with Americana smeared all over it for good luck, and in many ways, it didn't disappoint. But that was very much its appeal in the … Continue reading THE POLAR EXPRESS 3D