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An Introduction To BATMAN

I’d always loved films growing up., James Bond, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, any action adventure film amazed me and captured not only my attention but my imagination, I still have vivid memories of sitting in front of the television reading the [...]

June 23, 2021

Notebook Reviews: BIG FISH

Tim Burton – 2003 Big Fish is a gloriously wondrous piece of filmmaking from director Tim Burton. The fantasy-drama hits the mark in all the right places and the cast is excellent. Albert Finney and Billy Crudup are the standouts here – [...]

June 8, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE FRIGHTENERS

Peter Jackson – 1996 Peter Jackson‘s director’s cut of The Frighteners is an enjoyable horror–comedy, but there’s just something missing to make it great. Michael J. Fox excels in the lead role (as always) and the [...]

May 21, 2021

Notebook Reviews: MARS ATTACKS!

Tim Burton – 1996 Mars Attacks! is a fantastic Tim Burton directed effort, which is hugely underrated. It doesn’t get enough appreciation.  The cast on display here is out of this world – Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah [...]

April 19, 2021

Remembering 2017’s Misjudged JUSTICE LEAGUE

  Now that Zack Snyder’s Justice League is finally upon us (read the review), Movies In Focus thought it was a good time to visit the misjudged version of Justice League which was retooled by Joss Whedon and released back in 2017.  Unlike [...]

March 16, 2021

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

Remembering 2017’s JUSTICE LEAGUE

The recent news that Zack Snyder is finally getting the opportunity to complete and release his cut of Justice League on HBO Max got me thinking about the 2017 superhero mash-up.  Unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Comics Extended [...]

May 23, 2020

The Best Scene In Tim Burton’s BATMAN

There’s much to enjoy in Tim Burton’s Batman. The 1989 release is packed with wonderful production design from Anton Furst, a brilliant Danny Elfman score and great performances from everyone in the cast. Not bad for a movie which was [...]

April 25, 2020

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