1932 - 1942 OVERALL RATING TARZAN THE APE MAN 1932 With this classic, Johnny Weissmuller is introduced to the world as Tarzan. Already well known as an Olympic swimming star by 1932, whilst Johnny was not the first on screen Tarzan, his has become the most famous. Playing the role as a naive childlike action… Continue reading MGM’s “TARZAN” SERIES (Johnny Weissmuller & Maureen O’Sullivan)
1930 DIRECTORS: Raoul Walsh & Louis R. Loeffler "The Indians are my friends..." Breck Coleman - John Wayne Not exactly a statement that would exemplify the Career of a man rightly or wrongly associated as being the Cowboy of the Cowboy and Indian movies. But there is no doubt that John Wayne was certainly one… Continue reading THE BIG TRAIL (FOX GRANDEUR) (1930) – REVIEW
The Godfather Part III serves as proof that movies of the moment can become timeless, but the well dries up long before their legacies are established.
Film Of The Month for this July is the 1984 classic The Terminator. Why not Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) you may ask? Well, it is a tie but the tie-breaker was simply that you can not have T2 without the ingenious and surprise hit that The Terminator (1984) was in the first place. A similar paradox to… Continue reading FILM OF THE MONTH ~ JULY 2015
1984 DIRECTOR: James Cameron May Contain Spoilers! Isn't James Cameron a genius! Often given credit for his original story for The Terminator, so many forget that it was actually the much early work of Science Fiction, a script by Harlan Ellison, which is claimed to have served as inspiration for this classic 1980's and franchise starting… Continue reading THE TERMINATOR
This is the first real example of what 3D was to me as I grew up. Short and to the pointy!
2005 DIRECTOR: Ang Lee May Contain Spoilers! This bitter romance garnered three Academy Awards back in 2006, and even though politics played a huge role, it would be unfair to right off the successes of this film. In the summer on 1963, two ranch hands are sent up the slopes of Brokeback Mountain to camp out… Continue reading BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
1978 DIRECTOR: Randal Kleiser May Contain Spoilers! Grease was originally released in the U.K. on the 14th September 1978, just four days before I was born (34 years ago today!). I have already selected Grease as my first Film Of The Year, for 1978. Also, a DVD edition was also released in 2006, entitled "Rockin' Rydell Edition"… Continue reading GREASE