"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…
1995 - Theatrical Cut 1995/2008 - Expanded Version DIRECTOR: Oliver Stone May contain spoilers! When I first watched this film on VHS back in early 1996, I was nothing short of disappointed. Already being a huge fan of Stones work with JFK (1991), Born On The Fourth Of July (1989) and Platoon (1986), I was … Continue reading NIXON
The Godfather Part III serves as proof that movies of the moment can become timeless, but the well dries up long before their legacies are established.
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
1993 DIRECTOR: Jim Abrahams May contain spoilers! Last time it was Top Gun (1986), this it is Rambo (1982), with every other action movie up to that point thrown in for good measure, oh and of course we must not forget Casablanca (1943)! Star Wars (1977) is in there, Sea Hunt, the only surprise being … Continue reading HOT SHOTS! PART DEUX
1991 DIRECTOR: Jim Abrahams May contain spoilers! It is always difficult to know where to start with a good, let alone a great comedy such as this. Jim Abrahams made name along with David and Jerry Zucker Airplane! (1980), went on to do the short lived TV show Police Squad (1982), then revived Police Squad and gave it … Continue reading HOT SHOTS!
1995 DIRECTOR: Nick Park May contain spoilers! The third short in the Wallace and Gromit series of Nick Park (Creature Comforts) directed films, Ardman Animation were on a role in the 1990's with these Christmas favourites. Beginning in 1993 with A Grand Day Out and following it up a year later with superior, The Wrong Trousers … Continue reading WALLACE AND GROMIT IN A CLOSE SHAVE (SHORT)
1999 DIRECTOR: Dean Parisot May contain spoilers! "Never give up, never surrender" Considered by many to be one of the best Star Trek films that was never was, even though J.J. Abrams had stated a love for this parody of the much beloved franchise, his two instalments are at least, a league below the quality … Continue reading GALAXY QUEST
1994 DIRECTOR: Jan De Bont May contain spoilers! Noted action DOP (Director Of Photography) Jan De Bont's directorial breakthrough, Speed sounded ridiculous at the time of its release and let's face it, the concept of a bus maintain a speed of over 50mph or it will explode, still does! But somehow, there is more to … Continue reading SPEED
1997 DIRECTOR: John Woo May Contain Spoilers! John Woo's Hollywood career has not been the most prolific, with more woes that highs, having made his name and continuing to do in the Hong Kong movie scene. Beginning with Broken Arrow in 1996, as well as relaunching John Travolta's career as the maniacal, often villain type, Woo had … Continue reading FACE/OFF