SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE @ 35


THEATRICAL VERSION - 1978 EXTENDED VERSION - 1978/2000 DIRECTOR: Richard Donner May Contain Spoilers! It's been 35 years to the day that Superman: The Movie was premiered in the U.S. and it was released here in the U.K.  four days later. Mario Puzo had already established himself as a Hollywood big-shot in screen-writing terms with his … Continue reading SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE @ 35

FILM OF THE MONTH ~ JUNE 2013


It's been a good month for quality films, beginning with the 550th review, Glory (1989) 9/10, John Wayne classic, The Quiet man (1951) 9/10, Michael Bay's second feature, Top Rated The Rock (1996) 10/10. But talking about 10 Candle movies, Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (1982) 10/10 was also published this month to coincide … Continue reading FILM OF THE MONTH ~ JUNE 2013

MAN OF STEEL (3D)


2013 DIRECTOR: Zack Snyder Contains MAJOR Spoilers! CINEMA REVIEW Will we be adding this to our collection? YES The wait is over. After seven years, the second Superman reboot is here. Like it or not and I did, Superman Returns (2006) failed to ignite the box office of 2006 as DC's revolution against the rise of … Continue reading MAN OF STEEL (3D)

THE END OF SUPERMAN…


... Week, that is. If you're not a not a fan of the 75-year-old superhero, the movie franchises and or building up the release of Man Of Steel (2013), then the week commencing 10th June would have been a long one. But it's all over now, with regular service resuming tomorrow morning at 9:00am (GMT) but … Continue reading THE END OF SUPERMAN…

SUPERMAN RETURNS


2006 DIRECTOR: Bryan Singer May Contain Spoilers! The return of Superman in 2006 was met with mixed reviews. 2005 had seen Batman Begin(s) his rise to the top of the DC Comic genre, and in my opinion, the top of the comic book adaptation genre full stop. The idea of finally getting Superman back on the … Continue reading SUPERMAN RETURNS

STEEL (1997)


1997 DIRECTOR: Kenneth Johnson NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO I know Kenneth Johnson namely from V, the 1980's cult mini-series in which humanoid aliens, who turn out to be lizards in human suits,  begin a Nazi styled takeover of the world, but … Continue reading STEEL (1997)

THE ‘REEL’ MAN OF STEEL: SUPERMAN AND THE MOVIES


Today we celebrate the release of Man Of Steel, in which Henry Cavill will be donning the red cape but no red underpants, as Superman. The review will be up next Friday but for now, let's take a look at some of what we've had so far, in the cinema anyway... SUPERMAN (MAX FLEISCHER CARTOONS … Continue reading THE ‘REEL’ MAN OF STEEL: SUPERMAN AND THE MOVIES

THE MAN OF STEEL RETURNS…


Today sees the return of Superman, now with Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan's production team at the helm. With New York's red carpet premier last Monday night, the reviews flooded the internet by Tuesday morning and they were generally very positive. No 5 star or 10/10 reviews though. The highest that I have read so far rates the … Continue reading THE MAN OF STEEL RETURNS…

SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE


1987 DIRECTOR: Sidney J. Furie May Contain Spoilers! Was Superman IV the Batman & Robin (1998) of the Superman franchise? Absolutely not! Was Superman IV a franchise killer? Afraid so, but what it isn't is a terrible movie, as many would claim. In 1978, Richard Donner brought us a comic book movie which blended comic book extravagance with … Continue reading SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE

SUPERMAN III


1983 DIRECTOR: Richard Lester May Contain Spoilers! The last Superman movie to be produced my the Salkinds, with Supergirl (1984) ending their relationship once and for all, Superman III was let off the leash as it were and Christopher Reeve shed many of the tropes from the previous two films, whether directed by Richard Donner or not. … Continue reading SUPERMAN III