Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum Director: Phillip Kaufman In 70's San Francisco, Matthew Bennell (Sutherland), an inspector for the health department, is concerned when his colleague Elizabeth (Adams) starts to talk about her partners strange behaviour. They soon realise that the strange behaviour is spreading, and that people are not themselves.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)

Starring: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark Director: Nicolas Roeg When David Bowie died recently, the huge outpouring of grief was quite a beautiful thing. Imagine touching people’s lives like that, and inspiring so many people? My first experience with Bowie was in his film work, as Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth, which has… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)

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Valerian And The City Of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke Director: Luc Besson Valerian (DeHaan) and Laureline (Delevingne) are special operatives and partners in space, who may just have feelings for each other too. But before they can figure out their relationship, they have to figure out how to stop the threat to Alpha, a… Continue reading Valerian And The City Of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Alien (1979)

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)

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Talking Stars Podcast: Aliens Franchise Guest Starring Hermione Flavia

  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

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Alien: Covenant (2017)

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride Director: Ridley Scott The crew of a pilgrim ship heading for a new world are woken by an accident 7 years from their destination, and the deaths of their crew make them wary of re-entering cryosleep. Enter a chance transmission from a habitable planet right nearby,… Continue reading Alien: Covenant (2017)

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Sci-Fi London Film Festival: Unspeakable Horrors – The Plan 9 Conspiracy – Review

One of my friends is an actor, and as someone who has to face rejection in auditions on a daily basis, he has moments when he has to deal with thoughts about not being good enough and what success really means, and self esteem crushing things of that nature. His big trick for getting through those dark feelings of not being good enough, he always says, is to watch Ed Wood.

Ed Wood was an American writer/director who was most active in the 50’s and 60’s, and his film Plan 9 from Outer Space, a film about aliens coming to Earth and reanimating the dead in order to take over the planet, is credited as being the worst film ever made. But his sheer enthusiasm for films and film making, his ability to keep on creating and motivating other people to pay for his films, or agree to star…

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Horror Franchise: Alien (1979 – )

By now you must know how much we love a horror franchise, and this time around I thought we'd take a look at Alien, which started in 1979, and has had sequels, spin offs, reboots, games and even restaurants and bars made out of it. OK, so it's a sci fi, survival horror but it… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Alien (1979 – )

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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman Director: Roland Emmerich I remember when Independence Day it came out. It was a huge blockbuster, with one liners, an ensemble cast, and that shot of the White House being blown up. At the time, for some reason, than ending didn't seem improbable, it was just all big fun. This… Continue reading Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Starring: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr Director: Dan Trachtenberg Set in the same narrative world as the events of Cloverfield, but not exactly a sequel. Or a prequel. (A sidequel?) This film is more of a thriller than the sci-fi movie that it's predecessor is. In this film, a young woman is… Continue reading 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)