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How Michael Bay Paid Homage To Himself With PEARL HARBOR

Love him or loathe him, you can’t deny that Michael Bay is one hell of a visual stylist. The director has made some exceptional action films – The Rock, The Bad Boys movies, Armageddon and Pearl Harbor all work on a wonderful cinematic [...]

June 11, 2020

Remembering THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT & How It Changed Cinema

Horror cinema was taken to a whole new sphere in 1999 when The Blair Witch Project came out of nowhere and singlehandedly ushered in the ‘found footage’ sub-genre. Blair Witch is a film which helped to change film marketing forever. It showed [...]

June 11, 2020

The Mighty Don Johnson

The mighty Don Johnson needs no introduction to readers of Movies In Focus. The Miami Vice/Nash Bridges legend delivers each time he’s on screen and in recent years he has done sterling work in Brawl In Cell Block 99, Vengeance, Dragged Across [...]

June 7, 2020

Bond And Beyond: The Career Of Sean Connery

Sean Connery has always had a strength and maturity buried deep within every character he has ever played; a resonance that adds an important layer to every role. He originated the character of James Bond on the big screen and it’s hard to [...]

May 25, 2020

Go Pro: The Great Warren Beatty

The mighty Warren Beatty’s off-screen persona as a ladies-man has arguably made him more famous than his movies. However, Beatty uses this as a way of twisting audience expectations, delivering films with a strong emotional (and political) [...]

May 1, 2020

Daniel Craig As Ian Fleming’s JAMES BOND

In 2005, the Broccoli family decided not to renew Pierce Brosnan’s contract for a fifth film after 2002’s Die Another Day. Controversial choice Daniel Craig was hired to reboot the franchise (along with Goldeneye director Martin Campbell) [...]

April 17, 2020

Remembering Matthew Weiner’s MAD MEN

Are you looking for something to watch during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 shutdown? Why did give Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men a go? Mad Men became a cultural phenomenon when it aired for seven seasons between 2007 and 2015. Set in a New York [...]

April 16, 2020

George Lazenby As Ian Fleming’s JAMES BOND

By 1967 Sean Connery had grown tired of playing James Bond  – and the public scrutiny that went with the role. He quit the series during the production of You Only Live Twice in 1967. Faced with the loss of their star, producers Harry [...]

April 16, 2020

Timothy Dalton As Ian Fleming’s JAMES BOND

After Roger Moore retired from the role of James Bond, Timothy Dalton made his first appearance as Ian Fleming’s secret agent in The Living Daylights. More serious than Moore, Dalton took Bond back to his literary roots as a fierce killer. [...]

April 15, 2020

Roger Moore As Ian Fleming’s JAMES BOND

Live and Let Die was Roger Moore’s introduction to James Bond and he took a different approach to the character. More of a “lady killer” than a cold blooded killer, Moore played up the more ridiculous elements of the character, and delivered a [...]

April 14, 2020

Sean Connery As Ian Fleming’s JAMES BOND

Originally from the pen of author Ian Fleming, James Bond was immortalised onscreen by Sean Connery. Not only did Fleming’s character become a cinematic icon, but Connery himself went on to become a huge star for decades to come.  When the [...]

April 13, 2020

Pierce Brosnan As Ian Fleming’s JAMES BOND

Following a six year court battle over rights issues between Eon and MGM, many thought that the suit wearing James Bond was now a relic of a bygone era. In the mid 1990′s Timothy Dalton declined an invitation to return to the legendary role and, [...]

April 12, 2020

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