5 Candles

THE ILLUSIONIST


2006 DIRECTOR: Neil Burger May Contain Spoilers! What a disappointment. Maybe it's because it was being compared, favourably this time, to Christopher Nolan's, The Prestige (2006), 2006's years over magic movie, which I absolutely loved, but at the time, the comparisons where less fair. But as the years have passed, many have seen this as been overlooked… Continue reading THE ILLUSIONIST

2010's, 5 Candles

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD


2010 DIRECTOR: Edgar Wright NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO This is quite simply one of the strangest movies which I have ever seen! Based on a comic book of the same name, Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is a young band member who falls… Continue reading SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

2000's, 5 Candles, 8 Candles, Action, Animation, Comic Book, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

SIN CITY


2005 THEATRICAL VERSION RECUT VERSION DIRECTORS: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller & Quentin Tarantino May Contain Spoilers! Sin City was not on my 2005 watch list and it wasn't until two years later that I watched it and was blown away. The style, the noir tone and the episodic pacing just worked for me. It looked… Continue reading SIN CITY

2000's, 5 Candles, Comedy, Romance

THE BREAK-UP


2006 DIRECTOR: Payton Reed NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO Self indulgent, reverential and telling of what was obviously going to happen in Jennifer Anniston's and Vince Vaughn's real life relationship. The pair play a couple who break-up in the opening act, but… Continue reading THE BREAK-UP

2010's, 5 Candles, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Uncategorized

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING


2012 DIRECTOR: Kirk Jones May Contain Spoilers! This film has it all. No, seriously, it has absolutely EVERYTHING that you can think of regarding pregnancy and child rearing. The dads have a group, the mum's are a mix of those who can have babies so they adopt and African child; The mum who really wants… Continue reading WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

2000's, 5 Candles, Drama

GREEN STREET (aka GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS)


2005 DIRECTOR: Lexi Alexander NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO I was always apprehensions about a film which would seem to glorify hooliganism, the scourge of football and British culture during the 1970's and 80's and I was worried as to how this… Continue reading GREEN STREET (aka GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS)

1940's, 5 Candles, Drama

THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS


1942 DIRECTOR: Orson Welles NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO Speaking of RKO, Welles' was quoted as saying "They destroyed 'Ambersons,' and 'it' destroyed me." Based on the novel by Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons is a period drama and the second feature film by… Continue reading THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS

1980's, 5 Candles, Action, Comedy, War

STRIPES


1981 DIRECTOR: Ivan Reitman NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO I first came across this early Bill Murray/Harold Ramis comedy back in the early 1990's. This is a collection of artists from Saturday Night Live, which is hardly unusual, joining the army and… Continue reading STRIPES

1990's, 5 Candles, Action, Drama

VOLCANO


1997 DIRECTOR: Mick Jackson May Contain Spoilers! In 1997, two Volcano films where vying for the top spot. Neither Dante's Peak or this made it anywhere close, but even though the Pierce Brosnan version felt more realistic for want of a better word, Tommy Lee Jones' Volcano was much more fun! Yes, the idea that there's an undiscovered… Continue reading VOLCANO

1960's, 5 Candles

DACII


1967 DIRECTOR: Sergiu Nicolaescu NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO Dacii is a Romanian historical feature focusing on the Decian War of AD 87-88. Never heard of it? Well, with Hollywood focusing almost ALL its attention of the macroscopic reigns of the Caesars,… Continue reading DACII