Starring: Christopher Walken, Director: Abel Ferrara A drug dealing king pin is released from prison, and starts to take back his empire in New York, giving away a lot of the money to help the poor and keep an important hospital open. But not everyone is happy with his return, and he has to face… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: King Of New York (1990)
Triple 9 (2016)
Starring: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet Director: John Hillcoat An entertaining action flick, where right and wrong feel like murky concepts, Triple 9 follows a group of robbers, some of whom are corrupt police. When they complete a job foisted on them by a gang who… Continue reading Triple 9 (2016)
105 Must See Films: It Happened One Night (1934)
Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert Director: Frank Capra When a sheltered wealthy girl secretly marries, her father tries to keep the young couple apart. But on the run from her father, the girl falls in with a reporter who helps her in return for her story. The girl is Ellie, played by the beautiful Claudette… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: It Happened One Night (1934)
105 Must See Films: She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
Starring: Tracy Camila Johns, Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Spike Lee, Raye Dowell Director: Spike Lee No one makes films like Spike Lee anymore. Which is a real shame. Here he takes on female sexuality in a film that was rated R at the time. Nola Darling (Johns) is a beautiful woman, who knows who… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
Empress Comic Series by Millar and Immonen, #4 out tomorrow!
For those of you who like comics, this review from my other blog might also interest you.
Mark Millar might be familiar to you as the creator of comic books that made into innovative films, like Kick Ass and Wanted. It’s how I came across him as an adult reader of comics. (As I child I loved Caspar and Wendy, and Phantom, which was about all I could get my hands on). So maybe I’m not your average comic reader, I don’t know.
In this series, which is the new one from Millar, teamed with Immonen’s drawing abilities, Earth 65 million years younger, and occupied by an advanced civilisation that came way before us. Earth is ruled by a brutal despot, a man who is willing to kill on the slightest sign of rebellion or to make an example. His wife, The Empress, has to get away from him and take her children to keep them safe, with just her body guard, Dane, for help.
Her teenage daughter…
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Horror Movie Round-Up
After a week of watching horror movies, I thought I'd give you a round up in one post. Let me know if you've seen these, or if you end up watching them. I'd love to know what you thought of them too. The Uninvited (2009) - the oldest horror on this list, and starring Elizabeth… Continue reading Horror Movie Round-Up
The House On Pine Street (2015)
Starring: Emily Goss, Taylor Bottles, Cathy Barnett Director: Aaron Keeling, Austin Keeling A wonderful little horror, with some new things to say about hauntings (one of my favourite types of horror films), this story involves a heavily pregnant woman moving away from the city and closer to her domineering mother. Jennifer (Goss) was unsure whether… Continue reading The House On Pine Street (2015)
105 Must See Films: Five Easy Peices (1970)
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black Director: Bob Rafelson Robert (Nicholson) works on doing odd jobs, roving from bars, his home with his girlfriend Rayette (Black) and the beds of other women, never settling anywhere, til his sister lets him know that his father is dying. With his girlfriend tagging along, he heads back to his… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Five Easy Peices (1970)
Horror Round Up: Demonic Posession, Cults and Haunted Houses.
Join us on a movie night with four scary movies about demons, posession and cults. Grab your popcorn and something to hide behind... Regression First up, is a film technically classed as crime or thriller, but is based on a true story about satan worshippers in 80's America, and has some really creepy, horror-movie moments.… Continue reading Horror Round Up: Demonic Posession, Cults and Haunted Houses.
105 Must See Films: The French Connection (1970)
Starring: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider Director: William Friedkin Popeye Doyle (Hackman) and his partner Buddy Russo (Scheider) are two New York Narcotics cops on the trail of a big bust, but with a past job that went bad, and little evidence, that have to do everything they can to prove that they can get their… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The French Connection (1970)