FILM OF THE MONTH ~ APRIL 2013


This month has had a fair few contenders, with titles such as Goodfellas (1990), Titanic 3D (1997/2012), Troll Hunter (2010), Thank You For Smoking (2005) and even Flash Gordon (1980). But three stood out to me. But since one, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was a repost and has already been Film Of The Month … Continue reading FILM OF THE MONTH ~ APRIL 2013

GONE WITH THE WIND


1939 DIRECTOR: Victor Fleming May Contain Spoilers! Overrated, but maybe misunderstood in this decade. You have to cast your mind back to how it must have been in 1939, with no such thing as television as such, this was the mini-series of the day and in fact, was shown as in two parts in some of the … Continue reading GONE WITH THE WIND

TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES


2003 DIRECTOR: Jonathan Mostow May Contain Spoilers! Terminator 3 was always going to be a poison chalice. No one beside James Cameron was ever going to produce a film which would be able to live up to the director's signature work, least of all the director of Breakdown (1998) and U-571 (2000). But I always felt that this film was much better that … Continue reading TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES

A LITTLE LIGHT INTO DARKNESS: FIRST REVIEWS


The first reviews for the up coming and highly anticipated Star Trek sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness are beginning to appear. The first of which that I have seen so far is from Total Film who gave it a very respectable four stars, saying: "After a confident take-off, Abrams keeps the franchise flying with a faster, faster, FASTER sequel … Continue reading A LITTLE LIGHT INTO DARKNESS: FIRST REVIEWS

2013 CINERAMA RELEASES FROM FLICKER ALLEY


Due to be released on the 22nd October 2013, the next two all but lost Cinerama Travelogues are being released by independent U.S. distributor, Flicker Alley. Flicker Alley were responsable for last year's landmark releases, This Is Cinerama (1952) and Windjammer (1958). Both remastered, as are the two forthcoming releases, by the masters behind the … Continue reading 2013 CINERAMA RELEASES FROM FLICKER ALLEY

GHOST


1990 DIRECTOR: Jerry Zucker NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? MAYBE Patrick Swayze's career was on up by 1990. Hard-man hits such as Roadhouse (1987) and Next Of Kin (1990) would show, alongside with his romantic leading man creds, in classics such as this and Dirty Dancing (1987). Some … Continue reading GHOST

IRON MAN 3 REVIEWS, HOT OFF THE PRESS…


The Iron Man 3 review is just in, hot off the press, with Empire magazine awarding it four out of five stars, saying: "Black proves the perfect blacksmith, forging smart new tech and scenarios for the swaggering super-genius. If this does turn out to be Downey Jr.’s final solo outing, it’s a very strong exit." Coming out back … Continue reading IRON MAN 3 REVIEWS, HOT OFF THE PRESS…

CRIMSON TIDE


1995 DIRECTOR: Tony Scott May Contain Spoilers! Both a simple and complex narrative drives this post Cold War thriller into new waters. Going where many submarine war movies had traveled before, Crimson Tide tackles the complex moral determinations of War and the methods used to fight them. With old school skipper, Gene Hackman in command … Continue reading CRIMSON TIDE

KNIGHT AND DAY


2010 DIRECTOR: James Mangold NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection?  NO Made in the 1980's.... no, seriously, this action "comedy" was actually made in 2010! Tom Cruise is paired with Cameron Diaz in this insipid, pointless and dated actioner, with feels more like the … Continue reading KNIGHT AND DAY

DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB


1964 DIRECTOR: Stanley Kubrick May Contain Spoilers! Stanley Kubrick was smack dab in the middle between his director for hire gig, Spartacus (1960) and his tour de force 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Here, what began life as a more serious drama/thriller about cold war nuclear annihilation became the black comedy which we all know … Continue reading DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB