THE CHINA SYNDROME


1979 DIRECTOR: James Bridges May Contain Spoilers! Enjoying the dubious luxury of being released just weeks before the Three-Mile Island nuclear disaster in 1979, The China Syndrome is a small movie about a big subject. Produced by a young Michael Douglas, this is a movie which looks at the nuclear industry, the pros, the cons … Continue reading THE CHINA SYNDROME

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

KICK-ASS 2


2013 DIRECTOR: Jeff Wadlow NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? YES Kick-Ass (2010) may have been a controversial and cult classic comic book adaptation, but it wasn't the hit that many think that it was. Ground-breaking, clever and touched by realism, Kick-Ass deals with … Continue reading KICK-ASS 2

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

THERE WILL BE BLOOD


2007 DIRECTOR: Paul Thomas Anderson May Contain Spoilers! I'm glad I've waited a few hours before reviewing this one, as it's still soaking in. My initial response was that this was an 8/10 film but on reflection, 9/10 seems to be more accurate. It's hard summarise this tale of an oil man and his relationship … Continue reading THERE WILL BE BLOOD

THE CONTROVERSY OF EMPIRE’S 301 “GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME”


This month's Empire Magazine has published the results of there 301 Greatest Movies of All Time as voted for by their readership, in honour of their 301st issue. I am a loyal Empire reader and subscriber and have been since 1998 and enjoy their take on movies as well as their general geek driven attitudes … Continue reading THE CONTROVERSY OF EMPIRE’S 301 “GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME”

STATE OF PLAY


2009 DIRECTOR: Kevin Macdonald May Contain Spoilers! When I sat down to watch All The President's Men... Oh hang on, sorry, State Of Play, the first thing that struck me was the quality and the details. It felt like we were watching a working newspaper in action and then there's cast, led by Russell Crowe, Rachel … Continue reading STATE OF PLAY

GODZILLA (3D) (2014)


2014 DIRECTOR: Gareth Edwards May Contain Spoilers! CINEMA REVIEW Will we be adding this to our collection? YES Godzilla or Gojira in its native Japanese, like all great science fiction, is reflection of the film-making sensibilities of the day, with Toho's original 1954 post Hiroshima/Nagasaki catharsis piece, Gojira, to Roland Emmerich's fun but misjudged and frankly childish … Continue reading GODZILLA (3D) (2014)

GODZILLA (1998)


1998 DIRECTOR: Roland Emmerich May Contain Spoilers! 1954 saw the birth of the prolific Godzilla franchise, which would take Japan by storm throughout the 1950's and 60's. It was only a matter of time before Hollywood threw its hat into the ring. Even 1954's Gojira, was recut into an American version, retitled Godzilla: King Of … Continue reading GODZILLA (1998)

ゴジラ GOJIRA (aka GODZILLA)


1954 DIRECTOR: Ishirō Honda I was first introduced to Godzilla in cartoon form in the 1980's as a child, but it wasn't until 1998, with Roland Emmerich's blockbuster reboot that I had seen the infamous beast on the pearl screen. I had also seem bits and bobs of the many original sequels as a child … Continue reading ゴジラ GOJIRA (aka GODZILLA)