1943 DIRECTOR: Norm McCabe 80/100 Where to start with this one??? Well, first off we must all agree that this is clearly racist, derogatory, defamatory and just damn right ignorant of the Japanese culture to such an extent that even South Park would probably struggle to put this out. Also, whilst this is NOT one… Continue reading ‘NOT QUITE BANNED’ LOONEY TUNES: “TOKIO JOKIO” (1943) – REVIEW
This is the first real example of what 3D was to me as I grew up. Short and to the pointy!
1915: The first known exhibition of a 3-D film was on June 10th of that year, 100 years ago today. Yes, that's right, the "new" 3-D fad in just that, "new" as in the latest of many attempts to lift images off the screen and thrill audiences with what over 90 years later, Christopher Nolan… Continue reading A CENTURY OF 3-D
1942 DIRECTOR: Orson Welles NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO Speaking of RKO, Welles' was quoted as saying "They destroyed 'Ambersons,' and 'it' destroyed me." Based on the novel by Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons is a period drama and the second feature film by… Continue reading THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS
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
1941 - 1943 DIRECTORS: Dave Fleischer, I. Sparber, Izzy Sparber, Dan Gordon, & Seymour Kneitel May Contain Spoilers! Superman was born into print in April 1938 by two Jewish writer/artists Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster as World War II was looming. The roots of Superman may go back to 1800's, but as the war broke out and Hitler's vision of his army of Supermen… Continue reading MAX FLEISCHER’S SUPERMAN (SHORTS)
1946 DIRECTOR: Frank Capra May Contain Spoilers! The Christmas classic which has left an unparalleled mark on movie history and the Family Christmas is undoubtedly, Frank Capra's, It's A Wonderful Life. Like many seasonal classics, this has gained its fame and recognition from TV showings over the seven decades since its initial release, but it's clearly NOT… Continue reading IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
CLICK HERE for the Odeon's Facebook Top 100 Just to clarify, I am a loyal and regular customer of the Odeon chain. So, when I read their latest feature on the Odeon Facebook page, I felt the need to comment. Disappointment and even shock are adjectives which I would use to describe my feelings on the hap… Continue reading ODEON’S TOP 100 FILMS ~ TRY HARDER!