joel schumacher

George Clooney’s BATMAN

In 1996 it was announced that George Clooney would be replacing Val Kilmer as Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman & Robin – the fourth instalment in the Warner Bros. hugely successful Batman franchise. Clooney would share the screen with box office [...]

June 2, 2020

Why Ben Affleck Was A Great BATMAN

Ben Affleck was a great Batman and the perfect fit for a screen incarnation of Bob Kane’s iconic superhero. Movies In Focus thought that Affleck would make a great Batman going back to Good Will Hunting and Armageddon. He had the build and the [...]

April 11, 2020

BATMAN RETURNS 25 Years Later

Batman Returns opened on June 19th 1992 – an unbelievable 25 years ago. The film is still the greatest Batman film ever made. I remember the first sequence I saw from the film – it was from the rooftop fight between Michael Keaton‘s [...]

June 19, 2017

Movies In Focus’ Top 20 Horror Films

It’s very difficult to distill something into a list of ‘bests’. However, sometimes it’s good to take stock of something and evaluate the quality, trying to understand what it should or shouldn’t be. I’ve been writing about films for a [...]

October 30, 2016

Zack Snyder Gives Us A Better Look At The Batmobile

The Batmobile has been spotted out and about on the streets of Detroit and the internet has been awash with photographs of Batman’s ride as filming on Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice takes place. Director Zack Snyder has countered this by [...]

September 13, 2014

DC On TV: THE FLASH And GOTHAM Become Worth Watching

I had no interest in watching the new television version of DC’s The Flash, or the Batman prequel series (not featuring Batman), Gotham. That all changed a few days ago when the casting go pretty cool. First-up, it has been announced that John [...]

February 15, 2014

DVD Review: Go Ape With KONGA

Your interest in Konga will depend on your interest in old B-movies. If you think that bad acting and terrible effects mean that a movie is simply appalling then I suggest that you give it a miss. However, if you revel in camp performances, [...]

March 12, 2013

1999: A Movie Year In Review (Part One)

Many films come out every year with critics and fans alike, compiling lists of their bests and worsts. There are also many films that fall between the cracks, only to be discovered years later. Many critics believe that one of the best years in [...]

May 14, 2012

1 2