AVATAR 2, 3, 4 & 5 -WHY THE DELAY?

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?

1960's, Article, CINERAMA, OST, Thriller


The release of this 1960 Smell-O-Vision curio, Scent Of Mystery, which was re-released in 1962 as a Cinerama film, blown-up from its original TODD-AO 70mm master, has actually been released after all. It sneaked out in November 2014 and passed many of us by. Surprisingly, it was not released by Flicker Alley, who many of us… Continue reading HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (“SCENT OF MYSTERY”) RELEASED

1990's, 7 Candles, 8 Candles, Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Romance


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

1950's, 1960's, 1980's, 1990's, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Epic, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Science Fiction, Uncategorized


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

1970's, 1980's, 1990's, 2000's, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction, Star Trek, Uncategorized


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!

2000's, 7 Candles, Drama, Historical, Horror, Uncategorized


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

2010's, 7 Candles, Action, Mission: Impossible


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!)

2010's, 6 Candles, Action, Drama, Science Fiction


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

2000's, 9 Candles, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance, Walt Disney


2009 DIRECTOR(S): Ron Clements & John Musker May Contain Spoilers! Line-drawn animation is dead. Or is it? 2009 saw Disney's return to their roots as they drew by hand (though be it heavily assisted by computers), their first traditionally animated feature in over a decade. Now since Toy Story was the first Disney film that I actually… Continue reading THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG