...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
2001 DIRECTOR: Ridley Scott A TOP TEN FILM! Black Hawk Down is to me, the best war film that I have ever seen. Intense and relentless, it conveys the horror and tactics of modern warfare and more to point, like all great and classic war movies, demonstrates the dedication, skill and spirit that warfare can … Continue reading BLACK HAWK DOWN (2001) – REVIEW
1926 DIRECTOR: Albert Parker Two Tone Technicolor in all its glory! This is it. The first widely distributed Technicolor movie back before we even had sound. This was hardly the first foray into colour, in fact colour almost goes as far back as film itself, as does sound, but it was not until the mid-1920's … Continue reading THE BLACK PIRATE (1926) – REVIEW
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.
From the opening scenes, to the finale, this felt completely different to previous two, proving once and for all, that Abrams did not really understand Trek as much as he liked us to think, even William Shatner's failed Star Trek V (1989), the worst Trek film to date, understood Star Trek, maybe a little too well. Justin Lin on the other hand, seemed to be a ludicrous choice of director, making his name with the later Fast And Furious movies, but in retrospect, what a great choice.
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)
1960 (Scent Of Mystery ~ 70mm/Smell-o-vision) 1962 (Holiday In Spain ~ (3-Strip & 70mm Cinerama) DIRECTOR: Jack Cardiff Contains spoilers!!! Where to start with this one. Beginning life with one supposedly revolutionary process, as the Smell-o-vision 70mm extravaganza in 1960, it would end up being re-cut into the then flailing widescreen format of Cinerama in … Continue reading HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (SCENT OF MYSTERY) (CINERAMA)
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)
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)