bill condon

Notebook Reviews: GODS AND MONSTERS

Bill Condon – 1998  Gods And Monsters is a beautiful film, superbly directed by Bill Condon. Ian McKellen is excellent as Frankenstein director James Whale and the actor brings the requisite amount of emotion to the role of Whale in his [...]

August 26, 2020

Remembering Universal Pictures’ Ill-Fated DARK UNIVERSE

2017 was a much simpler time. It was a time when Universal Pictures decided to follow the Marvel route and attempted to create a shared universe for the classic Universal Monsters. The studio scored an A-list cast: Johnny Depp as the Invisible [...]

June 7, 2020

Welcome To The DARK UNIVERSE

I have to admit that this is giving Movies In Focus a little tingle. I’ve been craving a reboot of the classic Universal Monsters since Stephen Sommers’ The Mummy hit screens back in 1999 and now I’m getting it – with a [...]

May 22, 2017

Have They Found The Wright Director For 50 SHADES OF GREY?

I will never read E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey (or is it Fifty Shades of Grey). Life’s too short to read soft-core porn that started out as Twilight fan-fiction. That’s no slight at soft-core porn, but it is at Twilight fan-fiction and/or [...]

May 11, 2013