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

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

STAR WARS: PREQUELS Vs SEQUELS…


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…

2000's

LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003) – REVIEW


2003 DIRECTOR: Sofia Coppola 80/100 This is a gentle, sincere and mature exploration of loneliness, overtly about being lost in a strange city but really about being lost in yourself. Following Bill Murray's fading actor who spends way too much time away from his family, Bob Harris is visiting Tokyo to promote a brand of… Continue reading LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003) – REVIEW

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

2000's, 9 Candles, Drama

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

2000's, 9 Candles, Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Star Wars, TV

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)

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)

2000's, 7 Candles, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Star Wars, TV

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS


2008 DIRECTOR: Dave Filoni May contain spoilers! Coming just three years after Episode III (2005), yet set between Episodes II (2002) and III, The Clone Wars (2008) serves a feature length pilot for what would become the successful Cartoon Network series of the same name. But this would in fact be the second series to bear the… Continue reading STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS

2000's, 2010's, 8 Candles, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Star Wars

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)