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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?

2010's, 7 Candles, Drama, Historical, Uncategorized

THE HELP


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's, 8 Candles, Action, Science Fiction

DEJA VU


2006 DIRECTOR: Tony Scott Deja Vu is one of those interesting features which seems to have slipped through the net and it's a crying shame. It seems that more people remember Timecop than this little gem, but still, if you're lucky enough catch it, then this might just surprise you. Tony Scott and Denzel Washington collaborations… Continue reading DEJA VU

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (EXTENDED EDITION)


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)

2010's, 4 Candles, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Twilight

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1


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

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WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005)


2005 DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg May Contain Spoilers! H.G. Well's War Of The Worlds was never done as well as when George Pal made his iconic 1953 classic.  The idea of Spielberg having a go just seemed to be too sumptuous but the result was somewhat different. Instead of opting for a straight forward adaptation, we're given a… Continue reading WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005)

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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE


2006 DIRECTOR(S): Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris I have to admit that I never thought that I would see the day that I would like Indie films, but that day has come. In this era of Todd Philips and Judd Apatow comedies, there's something to said for the more gentle humour of films like this. The plot is… Continue reading LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

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JURASSIC PARK III (2001) – REVIEW


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

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七人の侍 SEVEN SAMURAI


1954 DIRECTOR: Akira Kurosawa  BFI 1991 Print (190 minutes: NOT the 2002, 203 minute or the original complete 207 minute cut) "We seem to be made to suffer. It's our our lot in life" No, that was Star Wars though I'm sure I've heard something very similar only in Japanese... So many scenes from this undoubted… Continue reading 七人の侍 SEVEN SAMURAI