2015 DIRECTOR: Baltasar Kormákur Everest tells the story of the tragic ascent of the mountain in 1996, dubbed the "1996 Mount Everest Disaster" in which several climbers lost their lives. The story is tragic, true and well documented as one of the worst disasters in the mountain's recent climbing history but how does this film tell that… Continue reading EVEREST (3D)
From the opening scenes, to the finale, this felt completely different to previous two, proving once and for all, that Abrams did not really understand Trek as much as he liked us to think, even William Shatner's failed Star Trek V (1989), the worst Trek film to date, understood Star Trek, maybe a little too well. Justin Lin on the other hand, seemed to be a ludicrous choice of director, making his name with the later Fast And Furious movies, but in retrospect, what a great choice.
As many nEoFILM's followers will no doubt be aware, I am a HUGE fan of Cinerama, the defunct and some may rightly say, the failed format which was used in theatres between 1952 and 1963, in its truest sense at least. Projecting three full frame 35mm images onto a 146 degree curved widescreen, the three… Continue reading CINERAMA 2.0 (aka THE BARCO ESCAPE FORMAT)
1999 DIRECTOR: Ben Stassen, Sean MacLeod Phillips May contain spoilers! ...Or Encounter In The Thrid Dimension.... NO! There is no spelling mistakes, okay well there is a deliberate one, one which appears in the film's title as a moment of, (cough) comedy... Originally presented back in 1999 on duel-strip 70mm IMAX 3D, this short 40… Continue reading ENCOUNTERS IN THE THIRD DIMENSION (3D)
1954 DIRECTOR: Pietro Francisci This is a hard movie to see. Better known as Attila in it's native Italy, yet the Derran Super 8 release which I saw was called Attila The Hun and also dubbed into English, a version whcih I have to find on home media. Starring Anthony Quinn, (Qvinn) and Sofia Loren,… Continue reading ATTILA THE HUN
2002 DIRECTOR: Michael Moore May contain spoilers! Michael Moore's chilling examination of the American love affair with their guns and the devastating consequences thereof, Bowling For Columbine takes its title from the infamous event in which two boys who would go to their high school on the 20th April 1999 and murder ten students and one… Continue reading BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE
1953 DIRECTOR: Jean Negulesco Of all the Titanic movies, this Hollywood attempt from 1953 must surly stand as one of the worst, even standing next to the appalling Nazi propaganda version from 1943! I would not even call this a truncated version, rather and rushes and lackadaisical re-telling of the disaster, in which there are heroes,… Continue reading TITANIC (1953)