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Review: Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN – THE MOVIE

Richard Donner’s Superman broke new cinematic ground. Visually it’s stunning, and that’s before you take into the account the special effects – most of which still hold up today (impressive when you consider that they were making them up [...]

July 21, 2013

Review: MAN OF STEEL

Warning: This review may contain spoilers! Man of Steel arrives with a great weight of expectation on its shoulders. It’s a reinvention of a much loved character, a brand new take on the world’s first superhero. The last cycle of Superman films [...]

June 16, 2013

DVD Review: DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS Is A 1950s B-Movie

There’s something incredibly heart-warming about old science fiction movies. An earnestness runs through them; they’re played so po-faced and so straight that you’d almost believe you were watching something of real nutritional cinematic [...]

June 13, 2013

Don’t Forget Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN

Everyone is anticipating next weekend’s (14th June) Man Of Steel. Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan appear to have delivered a Superman film for the 21st Century but we shouldn’t forget about Richard Donner’s 1978 film, or his 2006 cut of [...]

June 8, 2013

Book Review: STAR TREK – COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS

J.J Abrams shocked many when he successfully re-energised the Star Trek franchise with 2009’s Star Trek. He opened up Trek to a whole new audience (and generation), helping it crack into the mainstream. Before Abram’s captained the Starship [...]

May 18, 2013

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII To Shoot In The UK

It’s not unexpected Star Wars news (although it is Star Wars news), but it has been announced that Star Wars: Episode VII will be filmed in the UK. Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm had this to say: “We’ve devoted serious time [...]

May 12, 2013

Book Review: PETER CUSHING: A LIFE IN FILM

Peter Cushing will forever be synonymous with horror. The actor’s work with Hammer Films helped cement his place in movie history; while his role in Star Wars also showed that he was equally at home playing the villain (and intimidating even Darth [...]

April 28, 2013

The Best Scene NOT In THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

I’ve always wanted to see the moment after Han Solo and company discover their stay in Cloud City (Bespin) is a trap. Who wouldn’t want to see Solo, Leia, Chewie, Lando, Boba Fett and Darth Vader sitting down to ‘refreshments’? Was the scene [...]

March 31, 2013

DVD Review: Crazy Low Budget Sci-Fi 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 Manborg. Steven Kostanski’s science fiction film falls into the latter category, it was shot on a shoe-string budget [...]

December 19, 2012

STAR WARS Producer Rick McCallum Leaves Lucasfilm

Producer Rick McCallum is following George Lucas’ lead and leaving Lucasfilm after 20 years with the company.I had the opportunity to meet McCallum at the London premiere of The Phantom Menace, he was charismatic and polite (he made quite an [...]

December 3, 2012

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