Starring: Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, Jennifer Bassey Director: Anthony Hickox Vestron films were well known during the late 80's for their genre horror flicks, and later for their release and distribution of Dirty Dancing. One of their best worst films was Waxwork from 1988. In fine comedy horror 80's style, it's got a cheesey feel… Continue reading Waxwork (1988)
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell Director: Nacho Vigalondo Gloria (Hathaway) is a barely functioning alcoholic and sometime writer who lives with her handsome British boyfriend in New York. When he tires of her behavior, he kicks her out, she decides to move back to her old home town to try to get herself… Continue reading Colossal (2016)
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt Director: Ridley Scott A lot has been said about the Alien franchise, but this is the film that started them all. Opening on the quiet ship, it feels almost dreamlike as they crew is gently awakened from cryo-sleep, and wander through the soft, light toned interior of the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Alien (1979)
You know I love movies and talking about movies, so I always like doing podcasts with different people, and well, talking about movies. This episode of Talking Stars is all about the Aliens Franchise, and has a very special guest star (It's me!). Please head over and follow these guys, and give the podcast… Continue reading Talking Stars Podcast: Aliens Franchise Guest Starring Hermione Flavia
What would you do if you had seven wishes?
I guess if you’re a teenage girl, then you’d wish for popularity, the star quarter-back to fall for you and enough money to drive a convertible and shop at Valentino. Sound familiar? It’s a lot like Teen Witch (I know, wonderful film) and The Craft.
This is my round about way of saying that there are elements in Wish Upon that are kind of traditional. In that sense, it feels like what I like to call an entry level horror film. It’s rated PG -13, so it’s the kind of film that you can watch that’s scary or creepy, but not too terrifying. It’s fairly safe for those of you who want a scare, but don’t want nightmares.
It’s the story of Claire, a teenager who saw her mother commit suicide when she was very young. She’s an outsider, along with…
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Starring: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, Director: Alex Kurtzman I want to like anything that Tom Cruise does, because I really like him. He's been a huge force in cinema my whole life, and some of his films are amongst my favourites. In more recent years, his feels like he does more… Continue reading The Mummy (2017)
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy Director: Nicholas Ray Any Bogart film deserves a place on a must watch or classic movies list. He's one of my all-time favourite actors. He often played characters who had more than a hint of the amoral, but were also good guys, think Rick Blaine in Casablanca, a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: In A Lonely Place (1950)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Adrian Grenier, Johnathan Schaech Director: Steven C Miller This is a random film. Personally, I'll watch anything that Nicolas Cage stars in. He's either absolutely brilliant or bat shit crazy (he's the second one in this film). That's why we're talking about this film. Here he's in fine form as… Continue reading Southern Fury (aka Arsenal) (2017)
Starring: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe Director: Yimou Zhang If you've ever wondered why the Chinese built their Great Wall, and then Googled it, thought the real history was boring, and wanted more dragons, then this film is for you. Which is crazy, because the real history of the Great Wall is a fascinating… Continue reading The Great Wall (2016)
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada Director: Daniel Espinosa Imagine you're picked up as a little thing from your home planet and taken care of by kind alien beings. Then one day, something goes wrong in your space and you curl up to protect yourself. You're then electrocuted, and discover that in… Continue reading Life (2017)