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Notebook Reviews: DANTE’S PEAK

Roger Donaldson – 1997 There’s plenty of fun to be had with Roger Donaldson‘s Dante’s Peak. This volcano disaster movie has excellent special effects and the film has a brilliant sense of tone and setting. Pierce Brosnan and [...]

July 5, 2021

Remembering The Great Christopher Lee

Few actors have had an impact on so many generations in the way that Christopher Lee did. The tall, dark and enigmatic actor’s deep baritone voice meant that he sounded as iconic as he looked and he had a career which saw him enter the Guinness [...]

May 27, 2021

Amazon Set To Buy MGM For $8.45 Billion

It’s been speculated for quite some time, but now it’s official – Amazon is set to buy the famed film studio, Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) for $8.45 Billion. MGM is a big purchase by Amazon, and it will give the company a major [...]

May 26, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SUPERMAN II

Richard Lester – 1980 Continuing the Man Of Steel‘s story from Richard Donner‘s brilliant original, Superman II isn’t quite as good as its predecessor – but it’s close. Very close. Gene Hackman and Christopher [...]

May 17, 2021

Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan turned 68 years old on 16 May 2021. Suave, debonair, charismatic and a great actor, Pierce Brosnan has the perfect combination of what makes a true movie star. Brosnan spent the best part of the ’80s and early ’90s alternating [...]

May 16, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Terence Gross’ HOTEL SPLENDIDE

Hotel Splendide is a quirky black comedy from 2000 starring a pre-James Bond Daniel Craig in one of the lead roles. It’s a good looking film that owes a lot to the visual styles of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Terry Gilliam, but it fails to hit the [...]

April 28, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Caspar Wrede’s RANSOM

Few actors have turned their backs on stardom like Sean Connery. The James Bond movies launched Connery into a level of global success few had experienced until that time. He loathed the attention and he tried to distance himself from James Bond as [...]

April 22, 2021

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