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Notebook Reviews: ARMAGEDDON

  Michael Bay – 1998 Michael Bay‘s Armageddon is totally preposterous – but it’s great fun. You need to embrace the concept or you’ll never enjoy this Jerry Bruckheimer produced disaster movie. This oil-riggers on an [...]

June 28, 2021

Disastrous Screen Duos

From Homer Simpson to Joey Tribbianis, there’s something undeniably great about watching a loveable idiot blunder their way through life. Now, times that childish chaos by two and what do you get? A disastrous duo! We all love a bit of double [...]

January 23, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE MINUS MAN

Hampton Fancher – 1999 Based on the novel by Lew McCreary, The Minus Man was directed by Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher. It’s an odd little thriller where very little actually happens – but that’s not to say it [...]

September 27, 2020

Notebook Reviews: RUSHMORE

Wes Anderson – 1998 It has the mighty Bill Murray in it, so of course it’s going to be good – but Wes Anderson‘s Rushmore is a fantastic off-beat comedy. It’s anchored by Murray, but Jason Schwartzman is also excellent [...]

September 25, 2020

Trailer: Social Media Is A Killer In NO ESCAPE

  Few things annoy Movies In Focus like over enthusiastic Vloggers. Therefore, I’m taking quite a bit of pleasure from this trailer for the horror/thriller No Escape (not to be confused with the 2015 Owen Wilson/Pierce Brosnan film).   [...]

August 19, 2020

Remembering Jan De Bont’s THE HAUNTING

Liam Neeson, Owen Wilson, Catherine Zeta Jones and Lili Taylor top-lined Jan De Bont’s expensive clunker The Haunting in 1999. The film is an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House and and updated version [...]

August 14, 2020

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