‘X-Men’ Movie Marathon: Part II

Welcome back! You're in for a treat, folks, as two of the three X-Men movies within this part of the marathon are within my "Top 3 of the X-Men Film Franchise" - Days of Future Past and Logan, obviously.   "The best since X2!" - Fans, 2014 My god, the above is/was disgustingly true. Days of Future Past was an absolute joy to watch.... Continue Reading →

‘X-Men’ Movie Marathon: Part I

From 2000's X-Men to this year's Logan, over the past 3-4 weeks I have completed a marathon of 20th Century Fox's most prolific superhero film franchise. TRIVIA: Logan is the only X-Men film that I have watched in the cinema. Initially, Mumsy possessed the desire to watch Days of Future Past, though she had not previously watched First Class, or properly watched the... Continue Reading →

For ReadFilm.co: “Obscure Movie Villains: “Wulfgar” from ‘Nighthawks'”

Released in 1981 and directed by Bruce Malmuth, Nighthawks, essentially, is a hidden gem from the days of Sylvester Stallone’s career between Rocky II and First Blood (1979-1982). Primarily set and filmed in contemporary New York, Nighthawks presents forms of terrorism, realistic action and revenge – the terrorist being Rutger Hauer’s “Wulfgar” – the third villain in this series of Obscure Movie Villains.... Continue Reading →

For ReadFilm.co: “Review: ‘Arrival’ (2016)”

Amy Adams – the best actress in contemporary American cinema – delivers an out-of-this-world performance in 2016’s best science-fiction movie. If a certain election result has ruined your week, then you can quickly remove the despair by watching Arrival. In 2014 on Instagram, I labeled Prisoners as “Quite possibly the best mainstream thriller within the last five years.” https://www.instagram.com/p/rI0rn4L4-H/ Prisoners‘ director, Denis... Continue Reading →

For ReadFilm.co: “Review: ‘Westworld’ (1973)”

Westworld; Director: Michael Crichton; UK Distributor: CIC. Country: USA. Due to the popularity of the contemporary Westworld TV series, I thought that now would be a good opportunity to expose the 1973 film, of which the series is “inspired” by. 1973’s Westworld was written and directed by Michael Crichton, the dude who later wrote the Jurassic Park novel. The story is of two... Continue Reading →

For ReadFilm.co: “Review: ‘Phantasm: Ravager’ (2016)”

Phantasm: Ravager; Director: David Hartman; US Distributor: Well Go USA Entertainment; Country: USA. The first Phantasm film since 1998’s Phantasm IV: Oblivion, but the first to NOT be directed by series creator, Don Coscarelli, however, he does have a writing credit. This is… Phantasm: Ravager. My recommendation: do not watch Phantasm: Ravager if you haven’t watched the preceding films.  As one would expect, the film opens... Continue Reading →

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 →

Shot at 60 part XIII: Bond

Bond, James Bond...obviously. Good evening and welcome to the thirteenth Shot at 60 post, with this one focusing on Bond films. Of course, the usual applies (three from the 70s, two from the 80s, two from the 90s, and two from the 00s). Enjoy! Diamonds Are Forever (1971) United Artists / Dir: Guy Hamilton / Prod: Saltzman... Continue Reading →

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