SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE


THEATRICAL VERSION - 1978 EXTENDED VERSION - 1978/2000 DIRECTOR: Richard Donner May Contain Spoilers! Mario Puzo had already established himself as a Hollywood big-shot in screen-writing terms with his adaptation of his own novel, The Godfather in 1972, so when the Salkinds commissioned him to pen the script for their epic production of Superman in … Continue reading SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE

FANTASTIC 4: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER


2007 DIRECTOR: Tim Story May Contain Spoilers! Back for round two, Tim Story returns to the less that 'blockbusting' Fantastic Four franchise. The emphasis here, is on the Silver Surfer, who is up against the eponymous Four as he is working for Galactus, who intends to eat the Earth. The group exchange powers throughout as the Surfer has this … Continue reading FANTASTIC 4: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (3D)


2012 DIRECTOR: Marc Webb May Contain Spoilers! Is five years long enough for a reboot? Did Sam Raimi's trilogy need rebooting? No, not really, besides the bloated third instalment but I think that a lot of this comes from the age of Toby Maguire, and the obvious eventual involvement for Spidy in the ever evolving Avengers project. Let's face … Continue reading THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (3D)

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (3D)


2011 DIRECTOR: Joe Johnson May Contain Spoilers! Since Iron Man in 2008, The Avenger's franchise has been building up momentum and this is the final act before the big one. Captain America, possibly one of the hardest sells in the comic world these days, is in the hands of Joe Johnson. The tone is good, … Continue reading CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (3D)

FLASH GORDON


1980 DIRECTOR: Mike Hodges NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? YES It might be camp as Christmas and well placed to compete with Star Wars in the early 1980's, but there's something as right about Flash Gordon as is there is very wrong! Queen's soundtrack dominates … Continue reading FLASH GORDON

MEN IN BLACK (aka MIB)


1997 DIRECTOR: Barry Sonnenfeld May Contain Spoilers! As The X Files was taking our TV sets by storm in the 90's, Men In Black couldn't have shown up at a better time. Playing into the paranoid feel of the Sci-Fi conspiracies and Roswell Alien Autopsy Tapes, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones took this very dour genre into a new and lighter direction, … Continue reading MEN IN BLACK (aka MIB)

X2 (aka – X-MEN 2: X-MEN UNITED)


2003 DIRECTOR: Bryan Singer May Contain Spoilers! Few remember that it was Blade back in 1998, which began Marvel's rise to the top of comic book movie adaptations. Before the smash hit which was Spider-man in 2002, there was Brian Singer's X-Men at the turn of the century. Singer returned, after its success, in 2003 with … Continue reading X2 (aka – X-MEN 2: X-MEN UNITED)

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 Donnor brought us a comic book movie which blended comic book extravagance with … Continue reading SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE

OUT OF THE DARKNESS: THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY


   Well, that's all folks! Christopher Nolan has swawn that The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is the final chapter of The Dark Knight Trilogy, a film saga which in many ways, set the bar for comic book adapatations to a whole new level. Whether it be dark or otherwise, what he has simply achieved is … Continue reading OUT OF THE DARKNESS: THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY

FANTASTIC 4 (2005)


2005 DIRECTOR: Tim Story May Contain Spoilers! 2005 finally saw the release of the Fantastic Four, "Marvels' first family" as they has been dubbed. But after the Marvel movies of the first half of the decade, which began with X-Men (2000), and would later see X2 (2003), Spider-man (2002), Spider-man 2 (2004), Hulk (2003) and … Continue reading FANTASTIC 4 (2005)