JURASSIC PARK ~ 2011 DIGITAL RE-RELEASE


1993 DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg TOP TEN FILM! May Contain Spoilers! Today, another travesty is taking place as Dino-classic, Jurassic Park (1993), which has been retrofitted in 3D, is being re-released in cinemas. Like 3D or not, in my opinion, post-conversion, certainly of films which have enjoyed success in 2D, is unnecessary and pointless for all reasons except controversial ones. So, if you like Jurassic Park, enjoy it … Continue reading JURASSIC PARK ~ 2011 DIGITAL RE-RELEASE

STAR WARS 3D MOVIES POSTPONED


 News is breaking that the planned re-releases of Basterisation of the Star Wars franchise in three dimensions (3D) has been put on hold, so that Lucasfilm, now under the control of Disney rather than the cynical George Lucas, can focus 100% on the 2015 Star Wars sequel, working under the title of Episode VII. This is good news but … Continue reading STAR WARS 3D MOVIES POSTPONED

THE HUNGER GAMES (UNSEEN VERSION)


2012 DIRECTOR: Gary Ross May Contain Spoilers! The trailer didn't really appeal to me, but the reviews were good, both from professionals and the paying public alike so we gave it a go. Was it worth it? Absolutely! The Hunger Games is simply a grown up teen drama, playing around with ideas and inspiration from … Continue reading THE HUNGER GAMES (UNSEEN VERSION)

THE HELP


2011 DIRECTOR: Tate Taylor May Contain Spoilers! Whilst I was watching this drama, set in Jackson, Mississippi, in the 1960's unfold, I found myself thinking back to another film which I reviewed back in July, The Women. Not as a direct comparison and certainly not to malign this with The Women's quality, but the tone had … Continue reading THE HELP

FILM OF THE MONTH ~ AUGUST 2012


August was another tricky month for choosing the best of best, with both Duncan Jones’ Moon and Mark Herman’s The Boy In Striped Pajamas making an impact on me, both scoring 10/10. But in the end, I went with my first choice, Moon. Both surprised me with how good they were and how good I thought they were. But I feel that Moon crept under the … Continue reading FILM OF THE MONTH ~ AUGUST 2012

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (EXTENDED EDITION)


2001/2002 DIRECTOR: Peter Jackson May Contain Spoilers! The Fellowship Of The Ring was the long, long-awaited first installment of the legendary Lord Of the Rings trilogy to be committed to celluloid. But, unless you were a fantasy geek, who cared? I can't say that I was too bothered at the time, and was often left … Continue reading THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (EXTENDED EDITION)

STARSHIP TROOPERS


1997 DIRECTOR: Paul Verhoven May Contain Spoilers! January 1998: The mega-blockbuster that was Titanic had just arrived in cinemas, and I had seen it the night before. We wanted to see it again the next night but felt that was just a bit over the top, but it still didn't stop me seeing it a … Continue reading STARSHIP TROOPERS

TOP 20 “TRUE STORIES” ON FILM


Here, I took a look at my personal take on the Top 20 so-called "True Stories" as seen on film. To keep the list as diverse as possible, the rules are that only ONE film from any given genre will be included, for example, only one film from World War 2, one from 9/11 or Tombstone … Continue reading TOP 20 “TRUE STORIES” ON FILM