1990's, 5 Candles, Action, Drama


1997 DIRECTOR: Mick Jackson May Contain Spoilers! In 1997, two Volcano films where vying for the top spot. Neither Dante's Peak or this made it anywhere close, but even though the Pierce Brosnan version felt more realistic for want of a better word, Tommy Lee Jones' Volcano was much more fun! Yes, the idea that there's an undiscovered… Continue reading VOLCANO



Being reported in the Manchester Evening News today, there are very strong indications that the three museums up for closure, Bradford Media, York Railway and MOSI have ALL been saved, for now at least. Manchester University's Prof Brian Cox has led a campaign with I took part in, which 40,000 signatures were committed to a petition.… Continue reading BRADFORD, YORK & MOSI SAVED?

1950's, 9 Candles, Comedy, Drama, Historical, Romance


1952 DIRECTOR: John Ford NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? YES John Wayne died the year after I was born and as such grew up with the image of a man who as a gung-ho American action heroic icon, often propagated by his legendary feature… Continue reading THE QUIET MAN

10 Candles, 1990's, Action, Michael Bay


1996 DIRECTOR: Michael Bay May Contain Spoilers! Back in 1996, the idea of a sympathetic villain in an action blockbuster such as this seemed to be something out of left field. Yet we have General Frank Hummel (Ed Harris) leading his troops into a top-secret weapons base to steal sixteen VX rockets, which if deployed, any… Continue reading THE ROCK

Article, Superman


... Week, that is. If you're not a not a fan of the 75-year-old superhero, the movie franchises and or building up the release of Man Of Steel (2013), then the week commencing 10th June would have been a long one. But it's all over now, with regular service resuming tomorrow morning at 9:00am (GMT) but… Continue reading THE END OF SUPERMAN…

2000's, 8 Candles, Action, Comic Book, DC Comics, Drama, Epic, Romance, Science Fiction, Superman


2006 DIRECTOR: Bryan Singer May Contain Spoilers! The return of Superman in 2006 was met with mixed reviews. 2005 had seen Batman Begin(s) his rise to the top of the DC Comic genre, and in my opinion, the top of the comic book adaptation genre full stop. The idea of finally getting Superman back on the… Continue reading SUPERMAN RETURNS

1990's, 3 Candles, Superman

STEEL (1997)

1997 DIRECTOR: Kenneth Johnson NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO I know Kenneth Johnson namely from V, the 1980's cult mini-series in which humanoid aliens, who turn out to be lizards in human suits,  begin a Nazi styled takeover of the world, but… Continue reading STEEL (1997)

1940's, 1950's, 1970's, 1980's, 2000's, 2010's, 3D, Article, Christopher Nolan, Superman


Today we celebrate the release of Man Of Steel, in which Henry Cavill will be donning the red cape but no red underpants, as Superman. The review will be up next Friday but for now, let's take a look at some of what we've had so far, in the cinema anyway... SUPERMAN (MAX FLEISCHER CARTOONS… Continue reading THE ‘REEL’ MAN OF STEEL: SUPERMAN AND THE MOVIES

3D, Article, DC Comics, Superman


Today sees the return of Superman, now with Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan's production team at the helm. With New York's red carpet premier last Monday night, the reviews flooded the internet by Tuesday morning and they were generally very positive. No 5 star or 10/10 reviews though. The highest that I have read so far rates the… Continue reading THE MAN OF STEEL RETURNS…

1980's, 6 Candles, Action, Adventure, Comic Book, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superman


1987 DIRECTOR: Sidney J. Furie May Contain Spoilers! Was Superman IV the Batman & Robin (1998) of the Superman franchise? Absolutely not! Was Superman IV a franchise killer? Afraid so, but what it isn't is a terrible movie, as many would claim. In 1978, Richard Donner brought us a comic book movie which blended comic book extravagance with… Continue reading SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE