2019 DIRECTOR: Tim Miller 70/100 A lot has been said about this film and indeed, the franchise's return as a whole. Following on from the soft, in more ways than one, reboot that was Terminator: Genisys back in 2015, this is one of those sequels which are really starting to piss me off! Not a… Continue reading TERMINATOR: DARK FATE (2019) – ANALYSIS & REVIEW
2003 DIRECTOR: Sofia Coppola 80/100 This is a gentle, sincere and mature exploration of loneliness, overtly about being lost in a strange city but really about being lost in yourself. Following Bill Murray's fading actor who spends way too much time away from his family, Bob Harris is visiting Tokyo to promote a brand of… Continue reading LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003) – REVIEW
1979/2003 DIRECTOR: Ridley Scott 80/100 Alien is Ridley Scott's first major hit after The Duelists (1977), and one which probably more of a impact if we are honest. This arogorical take on the haunted house set in space where "no-one can hear you scream", the former advert director, probably best known for his Hovis ad… Continue reading ALIEN: DIRECTOR’S CUT (1979/2003) – QUICK REVIEW
2019 DIRECTOR: Lucasz Kosmicki 29/100 Netflix may have had unprecedented success at this this year's award season, but films like this certainly are not the way forward... Contrived? This is the best word to describe this so called Cold War thiller. At face value it is an intriguing concept. Whist East and West are embroiled… Continue reading THE COLDEST GAME (2019) – REVIEW
1973 DIRECTOR: Robin Hardy "Come. It is time to keep your appointment with the Wicker Man." Though we never even lay eyes on it until the final few moments of the film, the Wicker Man, both as pagan image and classic horror flick, has become an icon of the genre. But if you are… Continue reading THE WICKER MAN (1973) – REVIEW
The Star Wars Story that nobody asked for, but was is a story worth telling?
In short, NO.
1932 - 1942 OVERALL RATING TARZAN THE APE MAN 1932 With this classic, Johnny Weissmuller is introduced to the world as Tarzan. Already well known as an Olympic swimming star by 1932, whilst Johnny was not the first on screen Tarzan, his has become the most famous. Playing the role as a naive childlike action… Continue reading MGM’s “TARZAN” SERIES (Johnny Weissmuller & Maureen O’Sullivan)
1930 DIRECTORS: Raoul Walsh & Louis R. Loeffler "The Indians are my friends..." Breck Coleman - John Wayne Not exactly a statement that would exemplify the Career of a man rightly or wrongly associated as being the Cowboy of the Cowboy and Indian movies. But there is no doubt that John Wayne was certainly one… Continue reading THE BIG TRAIL (FOX GRANDEUR) (1930) – REVIEW
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?