arnold schwarzenegger

Yippee Ki-Yay! DIE HARD Turns 33 Years Old

Die Hard is a great example of the Hollywood studio system getting moviemaking right – the film is a perfect storm of story and talent coming together. It is hard to fathom that the action-thriller was such an unknown quantity when it was first [...]

July 16, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Henry Hobson’s MAGGIE

Henry Hobson’s 2015 film, Maggie is a superb zombie movie with a twist. This Arnold Schwarzenegger film isn’t The Walking Dead or 28 Days Later – it’s a low-key drama with a fantastic performance from Arnold Schwarzenegger. This film [...]

July 16, 2021

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY Is 30 Years Old

For better or for worse, James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day helped usher in the age of CGI-fueled blockbusters when it was released back in 1991. The liquid metal effects of the T-1000 showed audiences a brave new cinematic world and [...]

July 4, 2021

James Cameron’s TERMINATOR

James Cameron’s 1984 breakthrough movie, The Terminator was a tight and lean scI-fi/thriller – a film that played much like a horror. Schwarzenegger’s unstoppable robotic force was a terrifying villain that couldn’t be reasoned with. It [...]

June 6, 2021

Notebook Reviews: CONAN THE BARBARIAN

John Milius – 1982 What can you say about this epic fantasy from director John Milius? Arnold Schwarzenegger is great, Milius and Oliver Stone‘s script is rich and textured and and the rousing score from Basil Poledouris is fantastic! [...]

May 7, 2021

George Clooney – The Last Of The Movie Stars

There are movie stars and then there is George Clooney. The actor, who turned 60 years old on 6 May, 2021 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 [...]

May 6, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE OMEN

Richard Donner – 1976 The Omen is a first rate horror from the great Richard Donner – which once again shows that he’s a director at ease in every genre.  Great acting from Gregory Peck and Lee Remick and a fantastic score from [...]

April 14, 2021

Joel Schumacher’s BATMAN

In 1995 Joel Schumacher took over the directing reins of the Batman franchise from Tim Burton for Batman Forever. Recasting Batman and replacing Michael Keatonwith the younger and more athletic Val Kilmer – this version of Batman was more [...]

January 17, 2021

Top Christmas Movies: END OF DAYS

End Of Days sees Arnold Schwarzenegger fighting Satan (Gabriel Byrne) during the 1999 festive season. Okay, so I know it’s The Omen meets Terminator 2, but I loved this on-the-cusp of the millennium and I still love it more than 20 years on. The [...]

December 1, 2020

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