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The Genius Of Bill Paxton

The great Bill Paxton was a pleasure to watch. Paxton was an actor who straddled the line between leading man and character actor and he was adept at comedy and drama, starring in movies and TV shows, in roles small and large. I went through a [...]

February 25, 2022

Notebook Reviews: THE BEACH

Danny Boyle – 2000 Considering the talent, the budget and the hype involved, The Beach comes across as a seriously lacklustre effort. Danny Boyle‘s film is a good-looking, if soulless affair which is let down by some very bad creative [...]

January 17, 2021

Paying Respect To James Whale’s THE OLD DARK HOUSE

Director James Whale followed-up the huge success of Frankenstein in 1931 with another Universal Pictures chiller, The Old Dark House. Based on J.B Priestly’s novel Benighted, the pre-code 1932 horror-thriller is a wonderfully atmospheric [...]

September 5, 2020

Obituary: Bill Paxton 1955 – 2017

Bill Paxton died on February 25 2017 following a stroke after heart surgery. He was 61 years old. I grew up with Bill Paxton on screen. He was a pleasure to watch, an actor who straddled the line between leading man and character actor. Paxton was [...]

February 27, 2017

Rise Of TITANIC – Mega-Grossing Film Comes Back In 3D

Titanic was a phenomenon when it was released in 1997. James Cameron’s film became the highest grossing film of all time (before it was beaten by Avatar), grossing $600 million at the US box office and another $1.2 billion elsewhere around the [...]

March 8, 2012