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 →

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 →

Shot at 60 part X: Another Nine Shots Taken at Hour One.

My tenth Shot at 60 post! Amazing, right? Anyway... enjoy! A Clockwork Orange (1971) Columbia-Warner Distributions / Dir: Stanley Kubrick / Prod: Kubrick   The Towering Inferno (1974) Warner Bros. / Dir: John Guillermin / Prod: Allen   Taxi Driver (1976) Columbia Pictures / Dir: Martin Scorsese / Prod: J. Phillips & M. Phillips   The Jazz Singer (1980) Associated... 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 VII: Jack Nicholson

Welcome to the second of three special Shot at 60 posts focusing on actors. Enjoy! The Last Detail (1973) Columbia Pictures / Dir: Hal Ashby / Prod: Ayres   The Passenger (1975) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni / Prod: Ponti   One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) United Artists / Dir: Milos Forman / Prod: Zaentz & Douglas  ... Continue Reading →

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