1970's, 1980's, 1990's, 2000's, 2010's, Action, Adventure, Animation, Epic, Fantasy, J.J. ABRAMS, Science Fiction, Star Wars, War

STAR WARS SEQUEL TRILOGY: TIME TO HATE THE HATE


In recent years, as in Star Wars since The Force Awakens, we, as in myself, my better half and my teenage stepson have made the trip on opening night to see the latest addition to the galaxy far, far away. We also go with my parents, who I have been with to see every one… Continue reading STAR WARS SEQUEL TRILOGY: TIME TO HATE THE HATE

1970's, 2000's, Horror, Ridley Scott, Science Fiction

ALIEN: DIRECTOR’S CUT (1979/2003) – QUICK REVIEW


1979/2003 DIRECTOR: Ridley Scott 80/100 Alien is Ridley Scott's first major hit after The Duelists (1977), and one which probably more of a impact if we are honest. This arogorical take on the haunted house set in space where "no-one can hear you scream", the former advert director, probably best known for his Hovis ad… Continue reading ALIEN: DIRECTOR’S CUT (1979/2003) – QUICK REVIEW

1970's, Ridley Scott, Uncategorized

THE DUELLISTS (1977) – REVIEW


1977 DIRECTOR: Ridley Scott 60/100 Recounting either the anecdotal or true story of two French army officer's 16 year series of duels during the Napoleonic Wars (Spanning 1800 - 1816), Ridley Scott's first real feature film left me wanting. Wanting for drama for a start. Following a duel in which Harvey Keitel's, Feraud was victorious,… Continue reading THE DUELLISTS (1977) – REVIEW

1970's, 7 Candles, Horror, Thriller

THE WICKER MAN (1973) – REVIEW


  1973 DIRECTOR: Robin Hardy "Come. It is time to keep your appointment with the Wicker Man." Though we never even lay eyes on it until the final few moments of the film, the Wicker Man, both as pagan image and classic horror flick, has become an icon of the genre. But if you are… Continue reading THE WICKER MAN (1973) – REVIEW

1970's, 5 Candles, Drama, Epic, Historical, Romance

CALIGULA (1979) – REVIEW


1979 ORIGINAL UNCUT VERSION DIRECTORS: Tinto Brass (Principle) & Bob Guccione & Glo Luiiancar (Additional Footage) May contain spoilers! I was left literally speechless after watching this. What is it? Is it a porn film? Is it a period drama? Is it an art house extravaganza? Well, for certain, it is the one of the most obscene… Continue reading CALIGULA (1979) – REVIEW

1970's, 1980's, 2000's, 9 Candles, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Star Wars

EMPIRE OF DREAMS: THE STORY OF THE STAR WARS TRILOGY (TV DOCUMENTARY)


2004 DIRECTOR: Edith Becker & Kevin Burns May contain spoilers! Empire Of Dreams first appeared as a bonus disc on the 2004 Original Star Wars Trilogy Boxset and charts in detail, George Lucas' journey of bringing Star Wars to the big screen and in less detail, that of its two sequels. This is an insightful look… Continue reading EMPIRE OF DREAMS: THE STORY OF THE STAR WARS TRILOGY (TV DOCUMENTARY)

1970's, 1980's, 1990's, 2000's, 2010's, Article, Star Wars

A QUOTE FROM GEORGE LUCAS…


"People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or an exercise of power are barbarians." George Lucas speaking against the colourisation of films back in 1988. One year later, the Library of Congress requested an original negative of Star Wars (1977) for preservation but he would refuse to provide… Continue reading A QUOTE FROM GEORGE LUCAS…

10 Candles, 1970's, 2010's, Uncategorized

FILM OF THE MONTH ~ NOVEMBER 2015


What a month. Having been off work for 6 weeks since mid October, I've managed to get through over 40 movies from my must see list over the years, all detailed in yesterdays post (6 Weeks, 60 Years Of Movies...). But as I only use compiled review posts as a back up if I've not… Continue reading FILM OF THE MONTH ~ NOVEMBER 2015

1 Candle, 1970's

STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL


1978 STINKER! DIRECTOR: Steve Binder CONTAINS SPOILERS! Where to start with this, one of Cinema's most infamous television tie-ins and one which has continually re-surfaced after over 30 years of trying to bury it. In 1978, just over a year since the phenomenon that was Star Wars had taken cinemas and the world by storm,… Continue reading STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL