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
After watching this video from the rather dubious movie rating site Rotten Tomatoes, a site who's impartiality has been called in to question in recent years, I felt the need to compose a short response... https://youtu.be/FzNZS7-Hsdc "It's a tough one. Whilst would I concur with his choices generally, I also agree that the Prequel's crowd… Continue reading STAR WARS: PREQUELS Vs SEQUELS…
The blood flows but not as much as you might expect for a film by the Scorsese, however, it is the more complex relationships which are played so well on which this film is hinged upon. 1991 DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese 56/100 Remaking the 1961 thriller starring Bob Mitchum and Gregory Peck, Martin Scorsese sets about… Continue reading CAPE FEAR (1991) – REVIEW
"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)