• LIKE on Facebook • FOLLOW on Twitter • FOLLOW on Instagram • SUBSCRIBE on YouTube • BUY ME A COFFEE on Ko-Fi In 1998, back-to-back two-time Oscar-winner, Tom Hanks, collaborated with Steven Spielberg, the superstar director boasting a catalogue of blockbusters from Jaws to Schindler’s List, in Saving Private Ryan – an epic-scale WW2... Continue Reading →
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 →
Sorry I’m Late: Thoughts After Watching ‘Star Wars 7’ or ‘The Force Awakens’ or Whatever…
Afternoon. Yes, I'm pretty late when it comes to watching Star Wars 7 - I was meant to see it on opening day (even bought tickets!), but something cropped up, and I've been either too busy or not in the mood to watch it since - this changed on Tuesday. This post isn't a review of the... 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 →
My “30 Day Movie Challenge” Complete
Evening, if you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my "30 Day Movie Challenge" pictures, of which I've just finished completing - it was fun/interesting - I've now added the complete package onto this post (yes, Days 1 to 30). Look below to see my choices, folks. And enjoy. Day 1 - Favourite... Continue Reading →
Shot at 60 part XV: Another Nine Shots Taken at Hour One.
Welcome to the latest addition of Shot at 60, an addition featuring a few cult favourites (I guess?) and perhaps an average film or two. Enjoy... Shaft (1971) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Dir: GordonParks / Prod: Freeman Magnum Force (1973) Warner Bros. / Dir: Ted Post / Prod: Daley Blazing Saddles (1974) Warner Bros. / Dir: Mel Brooks /... Continue Reading →
I’m Not Hyped About ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’
Man of Steel was okay (my brother really dislikes it). The Dark Knight trilogy was very good. Now, I am an avid comic book fan - I have first issues, first appearances, graphic novels, single issues of importance etc. etc. Also, I am a fan of both Batman and Superman, in film, cartoon, and comic. However, I'm not... Continue Reading →
Shot at 60 part XIV: Another Nine Shots Taken at Hour One
Not a special-themed Shot at 60, but a Shot at 60 featuring some special films... Enjoy. Play Misty for Me (1971) Universal Pictures / Dir: Clint Eastwood / Prod: Daley Jaws (1975) Universal Pictures / Dir: Steven Spielberg / Prod: Zanuck & Brown Rocky II (1979) United Artists / Dir: Sylvester Stallone / Prod: Chartoff & Winkler Labyrinth (1986)... Continue Reading →
What if ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is pure sh*t?
Yes, what if the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is pure shit - shit like Attack of the Clones? Imagine the mass hysteria it would cause. The Force Awakens is the most anticipated movie of 2015, and probably the most anticipated in years. This is massive. This is the first Star Wars sequel. The hype surrounding this movie... 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 →
Shot at 60 part VI: Sylvester Stallone
Welcome to the first of three special Shot at 60 posts focusing on actors. Capone (1975) 20th Century Fox / Dir: Steve Carver / Prod: Corman Death Race 2000 (1975) New World Pictures / Dir: Paul Bartel / Prod: Corman & Weatherill Rocky (1976) United Artists / Dir: John G. Avildsen / Prod: Chartoff & Winkler ... Continue Reading →