2013 DIRECTOR: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! LOWEST RATED ("STINKER") Will we be adding this to our collection? NO What can I say about this self-indulgent nonsense. In the same release cycle as Edgar Wright's, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost starring World's End (2013), this seemed to … Continue reading THIS IS THE END
This is the first real example of what 3D was to me as I grew up. Short and to the pointy!
2013 DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? YES I've waited too long to watch this and I should have known better. The Oscar nominated "True Story" of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), a stock broker who's first day was apparently Black Monday … Continue reading THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
Well, it is a pretty hard case to sell that this American classic from 1939 is anything but. Is it as bad as Birth Of A Nation, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year? I very much doubt it but it is guilty of the casual, patronising racism common place in pre-war America, with … Continue reading GONE WITH THE WIND; RACIST… REALLY…?
2013 DIRECTOR: Liz W. Garcia NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO Well, if you like watching an R rated film, which thinks that it is giving and insight in to the life of a twenty-something who can not accept her grown up life, told … Continue reading THE LIFEGUARD
Rest In Peace, James. He will be sorely missed but his work will live on for years to come and will certainly be a staple on my iPod, as well as the timeless memorial that his movie work will be, as it is accompanied so many movies which will be rerun for decades to come.
2013 DIRECTORS: Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee May Contain Spoilers! What can I say. I like it. And not just because I'm the father of a little girl, and step-father to more, but because it is a genuine classic. This is, to me, the Up (2009) that Disney Animation have been waiting for since animation … Continue reading FROZEN (3D)
1975 DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg It was 40 years ago this weekend, that Jaws opened to theatre goers in the U.S. and with its massive success, propelled Steven Spielberg to to top of his game and bucked the trend of the Summer Blockbuster. With innovation, restraint, compromise, action and story driven by some of cinemas greatest … Continue reading JAWS: REVISITED
As the summer blockbuster turns 40 today, we are going to take a brief look at the genre which began with Steven Spielberg's shark attack thriller Jaws back in 1975. The film which made a generation afraid of the water and effectively brought the "less is more" aesthetic to the fore in thriller film-making. Blockbusters aren't a new thing as … Continue reading FORTY: THE AGE OF SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS
MIssed it! The 45th anniversary of IMAX's debut at the Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan, which took place on the 15th May 1970. That's right, the all be it unknown IMAX short, Tiger's Child (1970) premiered at the show, the year before the first permanent installation was opened to the public. IMAX has come along way … Continue reading IMAX @ 45