star wars

Darth Vader Actor David Prowse Dies Aged 85

David Prowse, the former bodybuilder who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died at the age of 85. The English-born Prowse embodied the physical presence of Vader and the voice was provided by James Earl Jones.  Prowse also [...]

November 29, 2020

THE MANDALORIAN Season 2 Trailer

Look, Movies In Focus hasn’t seen the first season of The Mandalorian. I’m kind of Star Wars-d out, but I have to admit that this trailer for Season 2 looks good. The effects look tangible and I admire the tone. Maybe I’ll get [...]

September 15, 2020

1977’s ROLLERCOASTER Is A Hidden Gem

Released in 1977, James Goldstone’s Rollercoaster is an excellent thriller with a wonderful world-weary performance from George Segal. Often erroneously lumped-in with the disaster movie cycle of the 1970s, the film sees Timothy Bottoms [...]

August 29, 2020

Admitting When You’re Wrong – SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

I’ll throw my hands up and say that I didn’t think Solo: A Star Wars Story was a good idea. The way I looked at it, who wanted to see a Han Solo movie without Harrison Ford? Add some production squabbles and reshoots and it seemed like [...]

August 10, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Astron-6’s MANBORG

I’ve seen a lot of films in my time; big budget, low budget and no budget efforts – but I’ve never seen anything quite like the 2011 film, Manborg. Steven Kostanski’s science fiction film falls into the latter category, it was shot on a [...]

July 24, 2020

The Worst Moment In STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a frustrating film. It manages to be both brilliant and terrible at the same time, a mix of classic mythos and insipid story telling. It’s a movie which is littered with flaws, but the worst [...]

June 28, 2020

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