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George Clooney: Movie Star Part 1

There are movie stars and then there is George Clooney. The man is the epitome of old style charm and charisma and he has been compared to Cary Grant on so many occasions that it would be superfluous to do so here. I’m going to take a look at his [...]

April 6, 2012

Why I Won’t Be Watching BATTLESHIP

Look, I totally understand that Hollywood’s main aim is to satisfy the needs of teenage boys. I get it. That’s why most movies released by studios are hyper-stylised special effects extravaganzas – trying to compete with the latest video [...]

April 4, 2012

CASABLANCA – Classic Hollywood At Its Best

Many films have been labelled with the “classic” tag over the years. Few really deserve it, however Casablanca certainly does. I recently had the opportunity to catch the film on the big screen for the second time, and it still works – seventy [...]

April 2, 2012

A TOTAL RECALL Remake Isn’t That Bad An idea. Seriously.

The marketing of Total Recall is starting to ramp up as it approaches its August 3 release date. The first poster has been released and a trailer is on the way for the film which has come under a lot of fire for two reasons: 1) It’s a remake of a [...]

March 29, 2012

John Carpenter: Hollywood For Carpenter

The Films Of John Carpenter have always been a group of films that have intrigued and inspired me. I was in my teens before I discovered that he himself was inspired by the work of Howard Hawks, a director that, by that time in my life I had grown [...]

March 13, 2012

James Bond 007: A Cinematic Legacy – Part 2 of 2

Read Part One When an aging Roger Moore finally retired from the James Bond series in 1985, a young Irish actor named Pierce Brosnan was hired to replace him. However, when his series Remington Steele featured a surge in popularity following his [...]

March 12, 2012

James Bond 007: A Cinematic Legacy – Part 1 of 2

Since Dr No was released in 1962, James Bond has captivated the cinema going public and delivered a character that is synonymous with Britain and sophistication. Originally from the pen of author Ian Fleming, Bond was immortalized by Sean Connery, [...]

March 11, 2012

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