MILLION DOLLAR BABY


2004 DIRECTOR: Clint Eastwood Contain spoilers! What a pleasant surprise this film was. I have put off watching this Oscar winning Eastwood directed movie for years, not being the greatest boxing fan, but this is not really a boxing film. It is a story of family, loss and faith, one which takes a surprising turn … Continue reading MILLION DOLLAR BABY

STAR WARS: CLONE WARS (CARTOON NETWORK MICRO SERIES)


2003 ~ 2005 Seasons 1 ~ 3 DIRECTOR: Genndy Tartakovsky May contain spoilers! Could this be Star Wars at its best? In many ways, I would say yes. Beginning with a 20 chapter, three minutes each serial on Cartoon Network in 2003/2004 and then concluding with five, 15 minute episodes leading directly to the start of … Continue reading STAR WARS: CLONE WARS (CARTOON NETWORK MICRO SERIES)

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)

STAR WARS: EPISODES I – III: A PHANTOM EDIT (FAN FILM)


2014 (1999, 2002 & 2005) DIRECTORS: GEORGE LUCAS (ORIGINAL FOOTAGE) & ANDREW KWAN (RE-EDIT) Contains spoilers! A fan edit making waves on Youtube, A Phantom Edit attempts to make the best of what are, whether you like the prequels or not, poorly written and conceived scripts. The execution is weak, acting and direction is clunky and too much … Continue reading STAR WARS: EPISODES I – III: A PHANTOM EDIT (FAN FILM)

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…

NIXON


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

9|11 (TV DOCUMENTARY)


2002 DIRECTORS: James Hanlon, Gédéon Naudet & Jules Naudet 9|11 was first aired on the 1st Anniversary of the attacks in September 2001, but by now, the 14th Anniversary of the world-changing event, 9|11 has lost some of its poignancy but not much. After so many more detailed accounts, following the jumpers, the heroic emergency services and the … Continue reading 9|11 (TV DOCUMENTARY)