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?
This is a post that will reach a more limited audience than usual, since a lot of my readers are from other side of the Atlantic, but one which would mean more to those who have lived in Manchester, U.K. in late 1990's. But Does anybody actually remember Laser 2000? Laser 2000 was a Laserdisc, AV… Continue reading DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER LASER 2000…?
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
2000 DIRECTOR: Wolfgang Peterson May Contain Spoilers! "The one with the vertical wave"; that's how we thought of this film back at the dawn of the century. The effects looked stunning in their day, as water had finally been mastered by the CGI wizards at I.L.M. Beyond that, nobody really seemed to care much about the plot.… Continue reading THE PERFECT STORM
2006 DIRECTOR: Martin Campbell May Contain Spoilers! With Die Another Day signing off on Pearce Brosnan's Bond on a low note, well as fans were concerned (though I as not being a particular fan, I found this to be good fun), Casino Royale had the responsibility of refreshing the franchise. Some may remember the controversy… Continue reading CASINO ROYALE
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)
2009 DIRECTOR: Steven Sommers NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? MAYBE I'm not sure that G.I. Joe was ever going to translate well into a summer blockbuster, but it didn't stop the effects mad Steven Sommers from trying. And it seems to have worked!… Continue reading G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA
2011 DIRECTOR: Bill Condon May contain spoilers! No sparkling? No respect? These are two serious issues at the heart of this cynical, let down of a movie. Don't get me wrong, I'm not the world's greatest fan of The Twilight Saga, but the first two are more than decent, but by the time we get… Continue reading THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1
2010 DIRECTOR: Rob Letterman NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION Will we be adding this to our collection? NO Hardly Johnathan Swift... But... No, there is no "but". This was completely Jack Black's baby and he was the best thing in it. Was it any good? It was okay, with a few funny moments and a… Continue reading GULLIVER’S TRAVELS (2010)
2001 DIRECTOR: Joe Johnson May Contain Spoilers! Back in 2010, I wrote a review of this film, a film which I had never really thought much of. It read... "I have never really rated this film. Jurassic Park is one of my top ten films of all time, and "The Lost World" made for a good sequel,… Continue reading JURASSIC PARK III (2001) – REVIEW