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
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)
"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…
"Are we back?" "We're back" replied Doc Brown, but he was referring to 1985 after Marty and Doc's trip to October 2015, but this month saw US arrive on that "future" date, a date that has now slipped peacefully into the past. The buzz surrounding this fictional interpretation of the future has been as fascinating… Continue reading FILM OF THE MONTH ~ OCTOBER 2015
1985, 1989 & 1990 DIRECTOR: Robert Zemekis May contain spoilers! Whist last Wednesday, we celebrated what was dubbed Back To The Future Day on social media, the 21st of October 2015 was the day that Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travelled to when they went 30 years into the future… Continue reading BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY
Today is the 21st October 2015, the day that Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) arrived in "The future" in the 1989 sequel, Back To The Future Part II. And my main question is, where is my hover board? So much of the films quirky predictions have kind of come to pass,… Continue reading WHERE’S MY HOVER-BOARD?
1987 DIRECTOR: Tom Mankiewicz May contain spoilers! "Just the facts, maam" I was kid when I was first introduced to this 1980's comedy interpretation of the 50's/60's cop drama Dragnet. And I loved it. But it is a little hard for me judge this in the context because of this. Yes, it is ludicrous, the… Continue reading DRAGNET (1987)
Film Of The Month for this July is the 1984 classic The Terminator. Why not Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) you may ask? Well, it is a tie but the tie-breaker was simply that you can not have T2 without the ingenious and surprise hit that The Terminator (1984) was in the first place. A similar paradox to… Continue reading FILM OF THE MONTH ~ JULY 2015
1984 DIRECTOR: James Cameron May Contain Spoilers! Isn't James Cameron a genius! Often given credit for his original story for The Terminator, so many forget that it was actually the much early work of Science Fiction, a script by Harlan Ellison, which is claimed to have served as inspiration for this classic 1980's and franchise starting… Continue reading THE TERMINATOR
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.