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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

The Best Scene In Tim Burton’s BATMAN

Tim Burton‘s Batman is 30 years old. It’s crazy to write that – I remember seeing it on the big screen back in 1989. I was nine years old. Thirty years before 1989 was 1959 – a very different era. The world went Batman crazy [...]

June 23, 2019

Danny Elfman To Batman The Sh*t Out Of JUSTICE LEAGUE

Movies In Focus was chuffed when Danny Elfman signed-on to score the music for Justice League once Joss whedon came onboard to complete the film. Elfman’s Batman score is a sublime thing and I’m excited to see him return to the world of [...]

September 30, 2017

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

Blu-ray Review: THE FLASH – THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

The Flash is a solid entry into the ever growing pantheon of DC Comics titles on television. It’s a well intentioned super-drama with good special effects, but it’s let down by flat visuals which fail to give the show a distinctive visual sheen [...]

September 19, 2016

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