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Notebook Reviews: SPEECHLESS

Ron Underwood – 1994 Speechless is a first-rate romantic comedy with great performances from Michael Keaton and Geena Davis (reuniting after Beetlejuice). The pair play bickering speech writers in opposing political parties. Everything about [...]

December 8, 2020

Top Christmas Movies: BATMAN RETURNS

Tim Burton’s 1992 caped crusader sequel is probably the best Batman flick ever made.  A German expressionist film with an $80 million budget, this dark tale of the Dark Knight is helped by its gloriously grim festive setting. Brilliant.  Burton [...]

December 3, 2020

DUNE, THE BATMAN, THE FLASH & More Delayed By Warner Bros

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the theatrical landscape. Warner Bros. has now moved Denis Villeneuve’s Dune from 18 December 2020 to 1 October, 2021. That means that The Batman has now shifted from that date to 4 March 2022. This [...]

October 6, 2020

Trailer For Aaron Sorkin’s THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

  Here’s the trailer for writer-director Aaron Sorkin‘s all-star The Trail Of The Chicago 7. Sorkin writes and directs the true-life tale which has been in development in different incarnations for years (Steven Spielberg was set to [...]

September 15, 2020

Remembering Tim Burton’s BATMAN RETURNS

After the success of Batman in 1989, Tim Burton was given carte blanche for this sequel, and he delivered the most bizarre Hollywood blockbuster ever made– an $80 million German Expressionist summer action movie. Michael Keaton once again returned [...]

June 21, 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

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

Tim Burton’s BATMAN

In 1988 director Tim Burton was working on his second feature, Beetlejuice, at Warner Bros, when the director was offered a Batman film. For the first time in a decade, the project gathered real momentum. Bringing along his Beetlejuice star Michael [...]

April 11, 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

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