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Obituary: Director Tony Scott Dead At 68

Tony Scott, the hugely successful Hollywood producer and director of films such as Top Gun and Enemy of the State has passed away at the age of 68. Reports indicate that Scott took his own life by leaping from a bridge in Los Angeles, California. He [...]

August 20, 2012

A Report From The UK Premiere Of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

The Dark Knight Rises is a cinematic event. It is the final instalment of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy, the epic conclusion to events first started in 2005’s Batman Begins. The franchise reached a new level of excitement with the [...]

July 21, 2012

An Introduction To BATMAN

I’d always loved films growing up., James Bond, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, any action adventure film amazed me and captured not only my attention but my imagination, I still have vivid memories of sitting in front of the television reading the [...]

July 17, 2012

Obituary: Ernest Borgnine 1917-2012

Ernest Borgnine, the beloved Oscar-winning star of Marty and The Wild Bunch has passed away at the age of 95. His manager, Lynda Bensky announced that he died of renal failure at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, with his family at his [...]

July 9, 2012

Pondering Steve McQueen And Dustin Hoffman PAPILLON

Papillon is the type of movie that could only have been made (and become a success) in the 1970s. It’s a star driven movie with gravitas; can you imagine something like that being made today? Franklin J. Schaffner’s 1973 film casts Steve McQueen [...]

June 12, 2012

Where’s KISS KISS BANG BANG 2?

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a near flawless modern noir. Shane Black’s script sparkles with wit and one-liners and Robert Downey Jr and Val Kilmer are perfect as the leads. Therefore, it’s a shame that we will never get a sequel. The $15 million film [...]

June 10, 2012

BATMAN RETURNS: 20 Years On

Batman Returns opened on June 19th 1992 – an unbelievable 20 years ago. After the success of Batman in 1989, Tim Burton was given carte blanche for this sequel, and he delivered the most bizarre Hollywood blockbuster ever made– an $80 million [...]

June 9, 2012

John Carpenter: An Introduction

Here’s a bit of a rundown on some John Carpenter films. He’s a masterful director who seems to have fallen off the radar in recent years. I am, and always be a fan. Carpenter is a true cinematic great who has been overlooked by Hollywood [...]

May 29, 2012

Back to the Future: Hollywood’s Fascination with Prequels

The release date for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is looming, and the marketing materials won’t have you know it, but the film is a prequel to Scott’s 1979 film, Alien. The term “prequel” is something of a dirty word in Hollywood these days, [...]

May 25, 2012

Kevin Costner: Movie Star

As the release of Kevin Costner’s Hatfields and MCoys approaches, there has never been a better time to take an in-depth look at his varied career. From his breakout performance in the 1985 western Silverado to his latest role in the History [...]

May 24, 2012

1999: A Movie Year In Review (Part Two)

Welcome to Part 2 of our 1999 Movie Retrospective. The final year of the last century was one hell of a cinematic ride and it offered some outstanding films for lovers of cinema. Now be aware that this is not a definitive list of the films released [...]

May 15, 2012

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