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Notebook Reviews: BATMAN FOREVER

Joel Schumacher – 1995.  Batman Forever sees Joel Schumacher taking over the directing reins of the Batman franchise from Tim Burton. This is an enjoyable entry, but it lacks the dark brooding nature of Burton’s films. Batman Forever is [...]

December 17, 2021

Remembering The Mighty Joel Schumacher

The mighty Joel Schumacher was born on the 29 August 1939 – the same year that Batman made his first appearance.  As one of the all-time great directors, he helmed a wonderful selection of films that included everything from The Incredible [...]

August 29, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SMALL SOLDIERS

Joe Dante – 1998  Joe Dante’s Small Soldiers is a big disappointment. The film was always going to suffer comparisons to his 1984 hit Gremlins and sadly it just doesn’t stack-up, despite an intriguing premise and a good cast (Tommy [...]

June 25, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SPACE COWBOYS

Clint Eastwood – 2000 Clint Eastwood‘s Space Cowboys plays like Armageddon for old folks – and I don’t mean that in a derogatory way. This is one of Eastwood’s finest crowd-pleasers. The cast is great with Eastwood, [...]

April 21, 2021

Joel Schumacher’s BATMAN

In 1995 Joel Schumacher took over the directing reins of the Batman franchise from Tim Burton for Batman Forever. Recasting Batman and replacing Michael Keatonwith the younger and more athletic Val Kilmer – this version of Batman was more [...]

January 17, 2021

Obituary: Director Joel Schumacher Dies Aged 80

The mighty Joel Schumacher has died at the age of 80. Having quietly battled cancer for a year, he finally succumbed to the disease. Movies In Focus has always been impressed by Schumacher’s visual flair and technique for storytelling. [...]

June 23, 2020

Kevin Costner Action-Thriller CRIMINAL Gets A Poster

You can’t beat Kevin Costner in ass kicking mode and it looks like we’ll get to see a lot of it in Criminal. The film from director Ariel Vromen doesn’t have a release date – but it does have a poster (check it out below). “The story [...]

January 6, 2015

New Trailer For Tommy Lee Jones’ Western THE HOMESMAN

Tommy Lee Jones is carving out an interesting career in westerns. In the last ten years or so he has starred in Ron Howard’s The Missing, directed and starred in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and appeared in No Country For Old Men (a [...]

October 27, 2014