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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

1999: A Movie Year In Review (Part One)

Many films come out every year with critics and fans alike, compiling lists of their bests and worsts. There are also many films that fall between the cracks, only to be discovered years later. Many critics believe that one of the best years in [...]

May 14, 2012

Charlton Heston: Movie Star

The words icon and legend are bandied about a great deal in modern society. Most of the time they mean nothing or at the very least they are simple hyperbole. However, when these words are used to describe Charlton Heston they come across as an [...]

May 14, 2012

DVD Killed The Cinema Star

DVD has changed cinema, forever. Okay, it hasn’t changed how films look and sound, but it has changed the way that we view them. A little over 10 years ago when you wanted to watch a movie, you had to watch it on the big screen at a movie theatre. [...]

May 13, 2012

ISHTAR: The Forgotten Comedy Classic

Elaine May’s Ishtar is famously known as one of Hollywood’s greatest bombs. However, few know that the first 25 minutes or so of this Warren Beatty/ Dustin Hoffman movie features some of the best adult-oriented comedy that Hollywood has [...]

May 12, 2012

48 FPS Vs 24 FPS: The Battle Begins With THE HOBBIT

Last week Peter Jackson unveiled ten minutes of footage from his forthcoming two-part adaptation of The Hobbit at the Las Vegas Cinemacon. To say that there was a mixed reaction would be an understatement-not because of the film looked bad, but [...]

April 29, 2012

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