...and the films which I have seen this week are... This week was a very light week for me, the sun shining, the World Cup and Wimbledon taking me away from the big screen, but here are the 2 film which I can honestly say that I sat down to watch properly... BLACK PANTHER (2017) … Continue reading QUICK REVIEWS – WEEK ENDING 7/7/18
The Star Wars Story that nobody asked for, but was is a story worth telling? In short, NO.
Take us back to December 2015. Star Wars bursts back on then big screen after a ten year hiatus and The Force Awakened for us at least, in IMAX 3D. Or so were were told. After paying a premium ticket price for "The IMAX Experience", disappointment was to ensue. Not with the movie itself, which … Continue reading WAS THE 3D WORTH WAIT? STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS COLLECTOR’S EDITION.
2016 DIRECTOR: Roland Emmerich Twenty years have past since the alien invaders destroyed The White House and one of cinema's most outstanding and timeless special effects was premiered to the world. Two decades have also passed since we, the cinema going public, were exposed to Roland Emmerich's disaster movie meets alien invasion masterpiece. And for … Continue reading INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (3D)
2014 DIRECTOR: Alejandro G. Iñárrit May contain spoilers! Taking the awards season by storm in 2014/2015, Birdman is a film which is launching an unremitting assault on modern cinema, as well as the cult of celebrity. It all begin with the casting of Michael Keaton, who let us face it, has not really reached the potential … Continue reading BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)
2013 DIRECTOR: Rob Howard May contain Spoilers! Based on the true story of the rivalry between the German Formula 1 driver Nicki Lauda and his British counterpart, James Hunt in the early to mid 1970's, Ron Howard's adaptation is supposedly not too far from the truth. This is supported by Lauda himself yet the film … Continue reading RUSH
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)
"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…
What a month. Having been off work for 6 weeks since mid October, I've managed to get through over 40 movies from my must see list over the years, all detailed in yesterdays post (6 Weeks, 60 Years Of Movies...). But as I only use compiled review posts as a back up if I've not … Continue reading FILM OF THE MONTH ~ NOVEMBER 2015
Parts 1 & 2 - 2014 & 2015 (3D) DIRECTOR: Francis Lawrence May contain spoilers! The Hunger Games (2012) and Catching Fire (2013) were both bold, ambitious and genre warping movies, both proving that you can make a genre film within a genre, rather than just a simple box ticking exercise. The tone of the … Continue reading THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PARTS 1 & 2