indiana jones

Notebook Reviews: ROMANCING THE STONE

Robert Zemeckis – 1984. Romancing The Stone is a rollicking good adventure movie with great turns from Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. How often do you get three star-making performances in one movie? Originally seen as an [...]

January 16, 2022

Notebook Reviews: INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM

Steven Spielberg – 1984. Steven Spielberg‘s Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom is pure cinematic excellence. Everything about the film is great – the acting, the stunts, the effects and the script (from Gloria Katz and Willard [...]

December 21, 2021

Notebook Reviews: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

Steven Spielberg – 1981. Movies do not get more entertaining than Steven Spielberg‘s Raiders Of The Lost Ark. It’s glorious fun from beginning to end and Harrison Ford is perfect as Indiana Jones, the archeologist caught-up [...]

October 7, 2021

Remembering The Great Sean Connery

Born Thomas Sean Connery on 25 August 1930 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Connery was a bodybuilder before taking to a career in acting in the 1950s. He started on stage before early roles in films such as On The Fiddle and Darby O’Gill And [...]

August 25, 2021

When Movies In Focus Met Harrison Ford

Movies In Focus has been covering movies for quite a long time and I’ve met a lot of famous and talented people along the way. But meeting Harrison Ford was something else. Ford is notoriously press-shy and he doesn’t suffer fools gladly. [...]

July 13, 2021

Harrison Ford Injured On The Set Of INDIANA JONES 5

The great Harrison Ford has injured his shoulder on the set of the fifth  Indiana Jones movie. The injury occurred when the 78-year-old star was rehearsing a fight scene for the James Mangold directed film.  A statement from Disney said “In [...]

June 23, 2021

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

The Mighty George Lucas

Writer-director-producer George Lucas turned 77 years old on 14 May 2021.  Nobody has influenced cinema and popular culture over the last five decades quite like Lucas. THX 1138, American Graffiti, Star Wars and Indiana Jones have inspired [...]

May 14, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Willard Huyck’s HOWARD THE DUCK

Howard the Duck is an iconic film. The problem being that it is an iconic film for all the wrong reasons. Released in 1986, Howard (which is based on a 1970s Marvel Comic) had a huge budget, it was produced by Star Wars mastermind George Lucas and [...]

March 25, 2021

Notebook Reviews: INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE

Steven Spielberg – 1989 Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade is the best of the Indiana Jones films. Steven Spielberg‘s adventure film is an amazing piece of Hollywood filmmaking. The script sparkles and the storyline is joyful. The acting [...]

November 1, 2020

Obituary: Sean Connery 1930 – 2020

Sean Connery has died at the age of 90 years old at his home in the Bahamas. The Scottish acting icon won an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes over the course his career. Born Thomas Sean Connery on 25 August 1930 in Edinburgh, [...]

October 31, 2020

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