Overhearing a Film Conversation.

So, I'm on the bus home from my post-uni curry adventure in Urmston. I have a great number of shopping bags, so I sit upstairs because the downstairs of the bus was packed-out. Moving on, forty seconds after sitting down, two rogues sat somewhere behind me are discussing comic-adapted movies - ranging from Superman III to Captain America:... Continue Reading →

108 Words on ‘First Blood’

The following 108 word section on First Blood is something I wrote for a journalism module at uni. The review is written as if in 1982, and First Blood is a contemporary film. Enjoy...   Directed by Ted Kotcheff, Sylvester Stallone gives his best blockbuster performance since winning title gold in Rocky II (1979), in a transition into the... Continue Reading →

Sunday Update: Clint Eastwood Movies Purchased

Evening. Yes, as the title reads, I have purchased some Clint Eastwood-starred movies. To my great surprise, there are many movies with Uncle Clint in 'em that I don't (or didn't) have in my DVD collection - e.g. Coogan's Bluff (Siegel, 1968) - of which I have now purchased. The purchases included, Coogan's Bluff as mentioned, another Don Siegel collaboration,... Continue Reading →

Thoughts Prior to Watching ‘Terminator: Genisys’.

I'm back. Arnold's back, too, as he makes his return to the Terminator franchise in the newly-released Terminator Genisys. To be funny: this new movie isn't about Arnold travelling back in time to stop Peter Gabriel from leaving Genesis. Ha. Anyway,  despite the last two Terminator movies being somewhat average (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation) and despite... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Christmas Movie…

Ho, ho, ho, folks. It's that time of year when an overload of Christmas movies and generally big-ish movies, old and new, appear on TV.  From the benchmark-setting It's a Wonderful Life (dir. Capra, 1946) to the modern classic Elf (dir. Favreau, 2003), we all have a favourite - my girlfriend's favourite happens to be Home Alone (dir. Columbus, 1990). In this... Continue Reading →

Shot at 60 part III: Halloween

Happy Halloween, folks. To celebrate this year's Halloween, here is a horror-only Shot at 60 post. Like the previous two, I've used three films from the 1970s, two from the 1980s, two from the 1990s, and two from the 2000s. Here are the nine shots: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Bryanston Pictures / Dir: Tobe Hooper /... Continue Reading →

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