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Uncovering Curiosities: Francis Ford Coppola’s TWIXT

The great Francis Ford Coppola and Val Kilmer teamed for the 2012 murder mystery, Twixt. The film may be more of a digital video experiment than a movie but it does feature a great performance from Kilmer and a kooky supporting role for Bruce Dern. [...]

May 28, 2021

George Clooney – The Last Of The Movie Stars

There are movie stars and then there is George Clooney. The actor, who turned 60 years old on 6 May, 2021 is the epitome of old style charm and charisma and he has been compared to Cary Grant on so many occasions that it would be superfluous to do [...]

May 6, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Joseph Ruben’s PENTHOUSE NORTH

Actors don’t get any better than Michael Keaton – they really don’t. Keaton doesn’t work nearly enough and it is always welcome to see him on screen. He gets the lead role in director Joseph Ruben’s 2013 thriller Penthouse [...]

April 17, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Stephen Rick’s THE SUPER 

The great Val Kilmer takes on the title role in 2017’s The Super, a horror-mystery-thriller set in a high-rise New York apartment building. It’s great to see Kilmer back on form, offering-up a tremendously chilly performance as the [...]

March 17, 2021

Top Christmas Movies: KISS KISS BANG BANG

2005’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang saw Shane Black directing Val Kilmer and Robert Downey Jr in this wonderful action comedy. Kilmer was post-Batman, Downey was pre-Iron Man and they share great chemistry in this witty Christmas Noir. At the time of [...]

December 8, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Richard Stanley’s HARDWARE

It’s hard to believe that Richard Stanley’s Hardware is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This science fiction horror marked Stanley’s directorial debut and it showed him to be a unique voice in the world of genre filmmaking.  Stanley was on [...]

October 16, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU

John Frankenheimer – 1996 Not as bad as the reviews suggest, The Doctor Of Island Moreau is a bizarre but entertaining adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel. Marlon Brando camps things up to great effect as the title character and Val Kilmer is [...]

September 12, 2020

Interview: Luke Goss Talks PAYDIRT, Val Kilmer, Art & Music

Luke Goss took the music world by storm in the 1980s as member of the mega-selling pop group Bros. However, over the last 20 years he has carved-out a hugely impressive array of acting credits, having starred in such varied productions as a TV [...]

August 25, 2020

Trailer & Poster: Luke Goss & Val Kilmer Hit PAYDIRT

Movies In Focus is a big fan of watching the great Val Kilmer on screen and Luke Goss is always good value in a thriller. So that means a viewing of director Christian Sesma’s Paydirt will on the agenda when it opens on US cinemas [...]

June 26, 2020

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

Tony Scott Directing Tom Cruise On The Set Of TOP GUN

The late Tony Scott‘s Top Gun mixed orange-tinted cinematography, fast editing and catchy music to deliver a rip-roaring slice of popcorn cinema. It was winning combination which went on to become a staple in Hollywood filmmaking throughout [...]

June 7, 2020

When Movies Go Wrong: THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU

HG Wells’ 1896 novel The Island Of Doctor Moreau was adapted for the screen for the troubled 1996 film starring Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer and David Thewlis. The now infamous film was originally set to be directed by Richard Stanley (Hardware) but [...]

May 23, 2020

Remembering Shane Black’s KISS KISS BANG BANG

Shane Black’s 2005 directorial debut, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a near flawless modern noir. Black’s script sizzles with wit and one-liners and Robert Downey Jr and Val Kilmer are perfect as the leads. Kilmer was post-Batman, Downey was [...]

April 24, 2020

Why Ben Affleck Was A Great BATMAN

Ben Affleck was a great Batman and the perfect fit for a screen incarnation of Bob Kane’s iconic superhero. Movies In Focus thought that Affleck would make a great Batman going back to Good Will Hunting and Armageddon. He had the build and the [...]

April 11, 2020

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