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?
2013 DIRECTOR: Jon Turteltaub May Contain Spoilers! Contains mild language This really pissed me off! On one hand this is nothing more than a cringe-worthy vehicle for ageing movie stars to garner cheap laughs at the expense of of their age and the ludicrous notion that this group of four childhood friends would have remained… Continue reading LAST VAGAS
1955 DIRECTOR: Robert L. Bendick, Philippe De Lacy May Contain Spoilers! Today is the 60th Anniversary of Cinerama Holiday's New York premier, which The Troller's and The Marsh's are "supposed" to have attended during the film's premier... But more on that intriguing twist later... The second of only five "True" Cinerama Travelogues, as well as one… Continue reading CINERAMA HOLIDAY (CINERAMA)
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)
1959 DIRECTOR: Unknown May Contain Spoilers! This Cinerama promotional short is, to my knowledge, one of only TWO such shorts that exist and to be photographed in the three-strip process. The second, In The Picture (2012) would be shot in 2012, using a vintage Cinerama camera in honour of the format's 60th Anniversary in September of… Continue reading RENAULT DAUPHINE (SHORT) (CINERAMA)
2003 DIRECTOR: Terry Zwigoff NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO What is this all about? I know that Billy Bob Thornton's portrayal of a thief and con man who dupes a strange kid into believing that he's Santa Claus in order to get free… Continue reading BAD SANTA
2007 DIRECTOR: David Dobkin NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? MAYBE Fred Claus. What a title. Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti star as Frederich and Nicholas Claus, or Santa Claus to everyone else. The idea is simple: Two brothers grow apart and in opposite… Continue reading FRED CLAUS
2011 DIRECTOR: Karen Disher NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO First there was Ice Age (2001). Then, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2004) and Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (2009). But before we got Ice Age 4: Continental Drift there was this… Continue reading ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS
2009 DIRECTOR: Robert Zemekis NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO Charles Dickens and Robert Zemekis do not mix. Dickens was a serious and yet darkly witty writer and Zemekis on the other hand, is the man being Forrest Gunp (1994), Back To The Future (1985)… Continue reading A CHRISTMAS CAROL (3D) (2009)
2009 DIRECTOR: Debbie Isitt NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO Moving at times, this is Martin Freeman's gentle comedy, with a dose of romance. Paul Maddens (Freeman) is a grumpy teacher, who is on a mission to put on the best Nativity in order… Continue reading NATIVITY!