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Hard Hitting New Trailer For THE BATMAN

  This second trailer for Matt Reeves’ The Batman delivers in a big, big way. Stunning visuals, bone crunching action and tonnes of atmosphere – it looks like Batman, but I get the feeling that things are going to be a little [...]

October 17, 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

Christopher Nolan’s Swiss Watch

As a director,  Christopher Nolan has had a pretty impressive cinematic run: Following (1998) Memento (2000) Insomnia (2002) Batman Begins (2005) The Prestige (2006) The Dark Knight (2008) Inception (2010) The Dark Knight Rises (2012), [...]

September 6, 2020

Remembering Tim Burton’s BATMAN RETURNS

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 German Expressionist summer action movie. Michael Keaton once again returned [...]

June 21, 2020

The Top 100 Films Of The 21st Century…So Far

Movies In Focus was inspired to put together a Top 100 Films Of The 21st Century list after reading the recent piece in Empire which listed the top movies of the century as voted for by the magazine’s readers. It was a pretty damning list [...]

January 21, 2020

MOST Comic Book Superhero Movies Aren’t Cinema

There’s currently a war raging.  There are those who believe that comic book superhero movies aren’t cinema in the truest sense of the word and there are those who believe these movies are wonderful examples of what the art of the [...]

November 13, 2019

BATMAN RETURNS 25 Years Later

Batman Returns opened on June 19th 1992 – an unbelievable 25 years ago. The film is still the greatest Batman film ever made. I remember the first sequence I saw from the film – it was from the rooftop fight between Michael Keaton‘s [...]

June 19, 2017

Did You Catch These Easter Eggs in THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE?

The Lego Batman Movie (read the Movies In Focus review) is chock-full of hidden jokes and nods towards other franchises, and even other incarnations of the Caped Crusader! As The Lego Batman Movie is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, let’s delve [...]

June 19, 2017

More Of The Same: Trailer For Marvel’s IRON FIST

There’s plenty of Asian cinema influenced shenanigans in this trailer for Marvel‘s latest Netflix series Iron Fist. Former Game Of Thrones actor Finn Jones takes the lead in the show, which just seems similar to about a million things [...]

February 7, 2017

LIGHTS OUT: We Like It In The Shadows

Since the dawn of cinema, the dark has been as important to horror as monsters, blood, and jump-out-of-your-seat scares. Lights Out – out on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download now – takes it a step further by turning that inherent human fear of [...]

December 13, 2016