Films with big budgets, big stars, action sequences and wise-cracking dialogue felt like a staple of the 80's and 90's. One of the most seminal of these was the 48 Hours films. Not only is 48 Hours the first film that Eddie Murphy starred in, but it also largely credited with being the first film… Continue reading 48 Hours (1982) and Another 48 Hours (1990)
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Pablo Schreiber Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber Will Sawyer (Johnson) is a security expert who moves with his wife Sarah (Campbell) and their twin children to Hong Kong to work on 225 story tower. But things go awry when criminals set a fire in the tower, and try to… Continue reading Skyscraper (2018)
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Scarlett Johansson Director: Wes Anderson When a dogs are infected with a virus in Japan, they are exiled to an island and must survive in their own. But Atari, the ward of the mayor of Japan, wants his… Continue reading Isle Of Dogs (2018)
Starring: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff Director: Ari Aster When her mother dies, Annie (Collette) is still struggling with her past and their complicated relationship. As things start to unravel and go wrong in her family life, Annie will discover that there's a dark secret at the heart of her family. I don't… Continue reading Hereditary (2018)
A very happy birthday today to Blade, which was released 20 years ago today. There was a time when I thought this film was really cool, so as a present, I thought it was only right to take you on a trip down memory lane. Blade is based on a Marvel comic book character, and… Continue reading Blade (1998) 20th Anniversary Special
At the start of October, I change my black cats purple collar to an orange one with jack-o-lanterns on it, switch to pumpkin spice flavoured coffee, and start watching Halloween films. And Hocus Pocus is always on the watchlist.
A kind-of horror film for kids from the wonderful people at Disney, Hocus Pocus was a bit of a flop in cinemas, and yet somehow became a perennial favourite on video and TV. Now, it’s a Halloween cult classic, and it’s also 25 years old this year.
In case you haven’t seen it, Hocus Pocus is the story of two teenagers and one little girl who accidentally bring back three witch sisters from the dead on Halloween Night in Salem. With the help of an immortal talking cat, they must race against time to stop the Sanderson sisters before they devour the children of the town. But that’s just the bones…
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Originally written for and posted on We Make Movies During the WW2, parts of Britain were shelled by enemy bombs and were in ruins, especially places like London’s East End, where factories were targeted. Urban planners wanted to create places that people could live that would evoke a sense of community and civic pride for… Continue reading New Town Utopia (2017)
Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett Director: Christopher McQuarrie Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt in this sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise. He's joined by his IMF team in a race against time to stop a anarchic cell from creating a… Continue reading Preview: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
Starring: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg Director: Sergio G Sanchez When four siblings return home to America in the 60's with their ailing mother, they try to leave the past behind them. But following their mother's death, Jack, the eldest, has promised to wait to report her demise til his… Continue reading Preview: The Secret Of Marrowbone (2017)
Starring: Olivia Grant, Chike Okonkwo, Ed Stoppard, Warren Brown, John Hannah Director: Freddie Hutton-Mills, Bart Ruspoli In a dystopian future, a red mist that corrodes everything in it's path, a result of a chemical weapon, leaves man to live underground to survive. The survivor's want to believe that they are not the last bunker that… Continue reading Preview: Genesis (2018)