FILM OF THE MONTH ~ MAY 2013


May has been a very good month for films, with no less that 13 contenders for the coveted Film Of The Month slot. Marvel movies, Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and The Amazing Spider-man (2012) both scored 8/10 but Film Of The Month is about impact and what I feel stands out as the most … Continue reading FILM OF THE MONTH ~ MAY 2013

THE LUCKY ONE


2012 DIRECTOR: Scott Hicks NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO The sole special feature on the DVD of The Lucky One was entitled "The chemistry Of Zack Efron and Taylor Schilling" of something to that effect and that pretty much sums up the film on … Continue reading THE LUCKY ONE

IN TIME


2011 DIRECTOR: Andrew Niccol May Contain Spoilers! Andrew Niccol is the mind behind some of the cinemas most innovative high-concept movies, not least The Truman Show (1998) and Gattaca (1997), let alone one of my personal favourites, Lord Of War (2003) but In Time is a film with a great concept but suffers from poor execution. … Continue reading IN TIME

SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER


1993 DIRECTOR: Thomas Schlamme May Contain Spoilers! Before Austin Powers, there was a story of a man who married an axe murderer, or did he? Well, this slightly edgy comedy, by the man who brought us Wayne's World, Mike Myers, was directed by TV director Thomas Schlamme, and as such lacks some theatrical flair but is … Continue reading SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER

STREETDANCE 2 (3D)


2012 DIRECTORS: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO The British equivalent to the American, Step Up franchise, this time instead of Ballet/Streetdance fusion as with Streetdance 3D, we now have Tom Conti helping to fuse Latin and Streetdance. Everything about this … Continue reading STREETDANCE 2 (3D)

THE DAM BUSTERS


1955 DIRECTOR: Michael Anderson May Contain Spoilers! Classic British war movies don't come much better than this, the true story of the air raids on three major German dams in World War II. Barnes Wallis (Michael Redgrave), after knocking up the Wellington Bomber, devised a plan to use a new kind of bomb, which would bounce across the water … Continue reading THE DAM BUSTERS

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM


2007 DIRECTOR: Paul Greengrass May Contain Spoilers! Paul Greengrass seems to be really down to earth director. English and very much so, this is the man who by this point had already ensured the legendary success of The Bourne Trilogy after taking over from Doug Liman for the second film and made one of my … Continue reading THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM

THE FIGHTER (2010)


2010 DIRECTOR: David O. Russell NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? MAYBE Unfortunately, it doesn't take you long before you find yourself making the comparison and thinking to yourself that this film is not Raging Bull (1980). But whether it's trying to emulate this … Continue reading THE FIGHTER (2010)

THE SOCIAL NETWORK


2010 DIRECTOR: David Fincher May Contain Spoilers! Wow, just isn't the word for this. Screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin speaking about writing this, claimed that even though it revolved around the creation of Facebook, this wasn't really about the social network. This was about its troubled creator, Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) and his relationships with the few who could bear … Continue reading THE SOCIAL NETWORK

900th TITLE ~ ZOM-ROM-COM


Today we've just added another movie to our collection. This is Edgar Wright's 2004 classic Zom-Rom-Com Shaun Of The Dead. I used to have this DVD at the time of its initial release in 2005 and was, in fact, given this for my birthday but through circumstances I lost my copy and have just chosen to … Continue reading 900th TITLE ~ ZOM-ROM-COM