ARLINGTON ROAD


1999 DIRECTOR: Mark Pellington Contains MAJOR Spoilers! Arlington Road is a small time movie which if you blink and you missed it back in 1999, but may come across late one night when nothing else is on. But this offers more than that. This film is attempting to flesh out the persona of those responsible … Continue reading ARLINGTON ROAD

SHORT CIRCUIT


1986 DIRECTOR: John Badham NOT A PART OF MY COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO As a child of the 1980's, Short Circuit seemed to be the biggest thing on the planet at one point. I was collecting stickers for it even though I wouldn't see until the … Continue reading SHORT CIRCUIT

COMPARISONS IN DESIGN… ENTERPRISE MEETS HINDENBURG


Whilst watching the 1975 Robert Wise movie, The Hindenburg, it struck me that there were a few design elements which have bled over from one movie to another Wise project, Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). This interested me, well, the geek within and I felt the need to read up on this and see … Continue reading COMPARISONS IN DESIGN… ENTERPRISE MEETS HINDENBURG

A BEAUTIFUL MIND


2001 DIRECTOR: Ron Howard May Contain Spoilers! Winner of 4 Oscars in 2002, including Best Picture and Director for Ron Howard, a hit and miss director who when he gets it right, he gets it right with films such as Backdraft (1991) and Apollo 13 (1995), A Beautiful Mind follows the real life journey of … Continue reading A BEAUTIFUL MIND

SLEEPERS


1996 DIRECTOR: Barry Levinson May Contain Spoilers! When I look back on Sleepers, I can remember a film in which it seemed that everybody was talking about back in 1996. The controversial "story", suggestions that it is true are in dispute, of four boys who accidentally maimed a man after they stole and hotdog cart … Continue reading SLEEPERS

THE CHINA SYNDROME


1979 DIRECTOR: James Bridges May Contain Spoilers! Enjoying the dubious luxury of being released just weeks before the Three-Mile Island nuclear disaster in 1979, The China Syndrome is a small movie about a big subject. Produced by a young Michael Douglas, this is a movie which looks at the nuclear industry, the pros, the cons … Continue reading THE CHINA SYNDROME

THE ILLUSIONIST


2006 DIRECTOR: Neil Burger May Contain Spoilers! What a disappointment. Maybe it's because it was being compared, favourably this time, to Christopher Nolan's, The Prestige (2006), 2006's years over magic movie, which I absolutely loved, but at the time, the comparisons where less fair. But as the years have passed, many have seen this as been overlooked … Continue reading THE ILLUSIONIST

KICK-ASS 2


2013 DIRECTOR: Jeff Wadlow NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? YES Kick-Ass (2010) may have been a controversial and cult classic comic book adaptation, but it wasn't the hit that many think that it was. Ground-breaking, clever and touched by realism, Kick-Ass deals with … Continue reading KICK-ASS 2

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD


2010 DIRECTOR: Edgar Wright NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO This is quite simply one of the strangest movies which I have ever seen! Based on a comic book of the same name, Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is a young band member who falls … Continue reading SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

THERE WILL BE BLOOD


2007 DIRECTOR: Paul Thomas Anderson May Contain Spoilers! I'm glad I've waited a few hours before reviewing this one, as it's still soaking in. My initial response was that this was an 8/10 film but on reflection, 9/10 seems to be more accurate. It's hard summarise this tale of an oil man and his relationship … Continue reading THERE WILL BE BLOOD