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?
Innovative film-making to tell a mediocre story. "A moving 12 year epic", well it may just be me but I was not as moved as I should have been. Sorry.
- Of the modern 3D era, which is essentially 2007 to the present, several movies have made limited appearances in IMAX 3D. The first was an early example of IMAX's attempts to use 3D in mainstream cinema, with Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007) and Superman Returns (2006) both contain segments of 3D. But … Continue reading RARE 3D TITLES OF THE MODERN ERA
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
2012 DIRECTOR: Christopher Nolan CINEMA REVIEW Contains Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? YES After four years, since The Dark Knight ended, leaving us wanting more and seven years since Christopher Nolan reinvented the comic book adaptation with Batman Begins, The final chapter of The Dark Knight Trilogy has arrived. With this … Continue reading THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
1983 DIRECTOR: Brian De Palma May Contain Spoilers! Someone once told me, back when I was 19 years old, that I wasn't a real film buff if I hadn't seen Scarface. I took offence at that and as a result, when I eventually saw the film, I was 33! Was it worth the wait? Yes. … Continue reading SCARFACE (1983)
I have personally been one of the tens of thousands of film fans waiting for this day for four years, after The Dark Knight ended, back in 2008. But the honorific events in Denver, Colorado, in which a gunman has murdered at least 14 12 people and left 50 38 59 injured during the midnight screening of … Continue reading A sad day…
1984 DIRECTOR: Ivan Reitman May Contain Spoilers! Back in 1984, I was just six years old when the phenomenon that was Ghostbusters hit. It was far from supernatural though its record-breaking box office did hint at a deal or two having been made with the Devil or possible Gozer herself! But 28 years later, Ghostbusters still … Continue reading GHOSTBUSTERS
With just 4 days to go before the release of what may well be the film of the year, and possibly the crowning of Christopher Nolan's, Batman Trilogy as the best trilogy ever compiled, the reviews are in, as the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises head off to its premier tonight. Empire Magazine and Total Film … Continue reading THE DARK KNIGHT RISES WITH 5 STARS
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