Classic Movie 2020

Classic Movie Of The Week: Farewell My Concubine (1993)

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong Director: Chen Kaige Quite a long, epic film at almost 3 hours, Farewell My Concubine is the story of two men who get to know each other as children apprenticed to the Beijing Opera, and whose changing bond over the course of 50 years is told, against the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Farewell My Concubine (1993)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Last Seduction (1994)

Starring: Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman Director: John Dahl Bridget (Fiorentino) convinces her husband (Pullman) into getting involved in a drug deal, and then runs off with the money. Since he's not the type to just let it go, he tries to find her, so she heads to hide out in a small town… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Last Seduction (1994)

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Horror Franchise: Halloween (1978 – 2018)

You know I love a horror franchise, and with is being Halloween, I wanted to bring you a special post. Just for you guys, I watched every Halloween film from 1978 til 2018, and you can't find out all about it here. Oddly enough, until a few years back, I hadn't actually seen these films,… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Halloween (1978 – 2018)

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Hallowe’en Flicks: The Craft (1996)

Starring: Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True Director: Andrew Fleming Sarah (Tunney) isn't sure she will fit in at her new school, but when she falls in with three oucasts she might have found where she belongs. Because Sarah has a secret: she can do magic. And these girls love to do magic… Continue reading Hallowe’en Flicks: The Craft (1996)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Starring: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Caerthan Banks Director: Atom Egoyan A bus crash in a small town takes the lives of many of the community's school children, while the driver and one girl survive. A lawyer (Holm) descends on the town to try and make money off a class action suit but finds things are… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sweet Hereafter (1997)

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Dolly Month: Straight Talk (1992)

Starring: Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, Michael Madsen, Teri Hatcher. Director: Barnet Kellman Shirlee (Parton) loses her job and breaks up with her boyfriend all in one day. She decides to start over in Chicago, but when she sets out to answer phones in a radio station, she's mistaken for the new advice guru,… Continue reading Dolly Month: Straight Talk (1992)

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Dolly Month: Blue Valley Songbird (1999)

Starring: Dolly Parton, John Terry, Billy Dean Director: Richard A Colla A Nashville country singer (Parton) has been held back from stardom by a crappy manager and controlling boyfriend, but longs to break free and make it big. When she turns to her guitarist Bobby (Dean), she finally finds an ally who helps her face… Continue reading Dolly Month: Blue Valley Songbird (1999)

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48 Hours (1982) and Another 48 Hours (1990)

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)

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Blade (1998) 20th Anniversary Special

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

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Hocus Pocus – 25th Anniversary

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.

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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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