Film Reviews

Vestron Horror Classics: The Gate, Lair of the White Worm and Wishmaster now on Blu Ray

There's a soft spot in my heart for 80's and 90's horror films. There's something classy about 70's horror and films of the noughties were so realistic and gore heavy. But in the 80's and 90's, horror films could be scary and also have giant worm puppets or demons made out of plasticine. I have… Continue reading Vestron Horror Classics: The Gate, Lair of the White Worm and Wishmaster now on Blu Ray

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Once Upon A Time In China (1991)

Starring:Β Jet Li, Biao Yuen, Rosamund Kwan Director: Hark Tsui This is the film that catapulted Jet Li to international fame, and also managed to spawn itself several popular sequels. I riot of colour, action and convoluted plot points, Once Upon A Time in China is a martial arts classic. Set in the late 1800's in… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Once Upon A Time In China (1991)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Rushmore (1998)

Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Williams, Bill Murray, Brian Cox Director: Wes Anderson Wes Anderson films always have a vintagey, nostalgic feel, and this is present here, though it becomes more developed in his later films. This was his second film, the first being Bottle Rocket, both of which are co-written with Owen Wilson, who often… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Rushmore (1998)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Safe (1995)

Starring: Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Dean Norris Director: Todd Haynes Julianne Moore is a normal suburban house wife in 80's California. She lives with her rather domineering husband in their perfect house, with his son from a previous marriage. She has no real problems, and from the outside her life looks perfect, but her friendships… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Safe (1995)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Ice Storm (1997)

Starring: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Allen, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Tobey Maguire, Adam Hann-Byrd Director: Ang Lee A portrait of suburban life in the 70's, two families fates intertwine on the eve of a huge ice storm in Connecticut. Infidelity, casual sex, and drugs are all explored, as two middle class neighboring couples and… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Ice Storm (1997)

Film Reviews

Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (1988 – 1999)

Mystery Science Theatre 3000 aired from 1988 - 1999 and became a cult phenomenon. In 2015, a record breaking crowd funding Kickstarter campaign raised funds for a new season, which aired this year. I don't normally talk about TV, but I'm bending this rules here, because if you're a film buff or if you love… Continue reading Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (1988 – 1999)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Age Of Innocence (1993)

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Miriam Margoyles Director: Martin Scorsese Sometimes it really blows my mind how diverse Martin Scorsese is as a director. From The Aviator to Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, he seems to be able to take on anything. Here, he directs an Edith Wharton adaptation set in the upper… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Age Of Innocence (1993)

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Podcast time: Hard To Kill on Cinema Bushido!

I recently joined the lovely guys at Cinema Bushido for their movie podcast on Steven Seagall's Hard To Kill, a movie that's terrible, fun and hilarious. If you love action and martial arts films, you really need to be subscribed to these podcasts. They're really good! Click below to listen and give the guys a… Continue reading Podcast time: Hard To Kill on Cinema Bushido!

Film Reviews

Con Air (1997)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Cusak, John Malkovich, Danny Trejo, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames, Dave Chappelle, Monica Potter Director: Simon West Cameron Poe (Cage) is a Us Ranger, but when he accidentally kills someone in a bar fight, he’s sent to prison, where he keeps his head down and thinks only of serving his time and… Continue reading Con Air (1997)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Slacker (1991)

Starring: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey Director: Richard Linklater Writer/Director Richard Linklaters second film, it depicts one day in Austin, Texas, following a bunch of 90's space cadets around town as they spout diatribes about JFK assassinations, UFO sightings, government conspiracies, and discuss a jar that may contain Madonna's pap smear. You… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Slacker (1991)