Watching ‘The Terminator’ in the Cinema…

On Saturday 9th July, with my oldest friend (nicknamed "The Niko"), I watched The Terminator - the 1984 classic on the big screen. The day started off with a small venture around Manchester's "Northern Quarter" in pursuit of a bike seat, unfortunately for Niko, the seat couldn't be obtained - a heavy-ish rain doubled the misery. After... Continue Reading →

Shot at 60 part X-Seven: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Evening and welcome to the second in this four-part series of actor-based Shot at 60 specials. The last edition, part XVI, featured  Harrison Ford films..."Arnie" is now the focus for part X-Seven. Enjoy... Hercules in New York (1970) Lionsgate / Dir: Arthur Allan Seidelman / Prod: Wisberg   Stay Hungry (1976) United Artists / Dir: Bob Rafelson / Prod:... Continue Reading →

Shot at 60 part XVI: Harrison Ford

Evening. After a great weekend, Shot at 60 is back with the first of four actor-based specials. Harrison Ford being the first in this four-parted special is a result of the Star Wars 7 love-in over him, and he was quite cool in The Fugitive. Enjoy... American Graffiti (1973) Universal Pictures / Dir: George Lucas / Prod: Coppola   Hanover Street (1979)... 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 →

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