After watching Avatar in 3-D for the first time since theatres in 2009, I began to think about the long delay in the production of the sequels. I remembered how long it took to bring the original to the screen, a decade to be precise, with talk of "developing something new and innovative". It was … Continue reading AVATAR 2, 3, 4 & 5 -WHY THE DELAY?
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)
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1958 DIRECTORS: Carl Dudley, Richard Goldstone, Francis D. Lyon, Walter Thompson & Basil Wrangell May Contain Spoilers! The Orson Welles narrated South Seas Adventure is the fifth and final entry of the three-strip Cinerama Travelogues, though Orson is the not the only voice to appear on this soundtrack, with his credit overshadowing the word of several others. Opening without the customary 1.37:1 segment, originally … Continue reading SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE (CINERAMA)
1991 (Theatrical Version) 1991/2002 (Extended Version) Extended Version Theatrical Version DIRECTOR: Kevin Reynolds May Contain Spoilers! Back in 1992, when I first saw this on Video, Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves seemed to be one of the freshest takes on a medieval story that I had ever seen. I was 13 at the time and couldn't stand … Continue reading ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THEIVES
FILMS SAVED BY THEIR SCORES Some people believe that a film can be saved by its soundtrack, whilst others can take te music or leave it. whilst I would agree that a rubbish film cannot be salvaged by a great score, it can at least make it watchable, so below is a my list of the my … Continue reading TOP 5 BEST SOUNDTRACKS TO UNDERWHELMING FILMS
Earlier this month, I commented on Now Playing.com's Batman Retrospective, but now it's the turn of Star Trek. Back in 2009, the team at Now Playing recorded a retrospective series on the Star Trek movies, from the 1979's The Motion Picture, right up to J.J. Abrams 2009 reboot. Well, I've listened to 11 podcasts, covering … Continue reading NOW PLAYING STRIKES AGAIN!
2008 DIRECTOR: Clint Eastwood May Contain Spoilers! Clint Eastwood is a director which I some trouble getting behind. I have not seen his entire body of work but I have seen a fair few, and none have really impressed me as much as would have liked. Like his interest in composing and performing gentle country … Continue reading CHANGELING
2011 DIRECTOR: Brad Bird 400th REVIEW! May Contain Spoilers! It's been 16 years since Brian De Palma teamed up with Tom Cruise to bring the cult 1960's TV series to the big screen. Back in 1996, Mission: Impossible was seen as overly complex and too much so for a summer blockbuster, certainly when released alongside … Continue reading MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL (400th REVIEW!)
2011 DIRECTOR: Duncan Jones May Contain Spoilers! It felt like we were back in the 1970's with this high concept sci-fi thriller. Duncan Jones had previously given us Moon, which was a hard act to follow but certainly in keeping with style of this film. On one hand it was good, a decent attempt to … Continue reading SOURCE CODE