Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Shaft (1971)

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi Director: Gordon Parks Credited as being the film that started the craze for 70's blaxploitation films, Shaft is about a black private eye as cool as he is efficient. John Shaft (Roundtree) is tasked with finding the kidnapped daughter of a black drug dealer, but soon finds that… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Shaft (1971)

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The Dinner (2017)

  Starring: Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney, Rebecca Hall Director: Oren Moverman Two upwardly mobile brothers and their wives meet at an expensive resturant to discuss the behaviour of their sons and what to do about a serious crime that they committed. One is a powerful politician (Gere), the other a bitter and angry… Continue reading The Dinner (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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Southern Fury (aka Arsenal) (2017)

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)

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Life (2017)

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)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Get Carter (1971)

Starring: Michael Caine, Britt Eckland, Ian Hendry Director: Mike Hodges Jack Carter (Caine) is a London gangster who, following the sudden and suspicious death of his brother, travels to Newcastle for the funeral and to find out what really happened. But he soon finds that there's a lot more going on than meets the eye.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Get Carter (1971)

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Frailty (2001)

Starring: Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe Director: Bill Paxton Bill Paxton's recent and what felt like sudden death led to many discussions of his career. Perhaps most beloved as Private Hudson in Aliens (Game over, man, game over!) or as a hurricane hunter in Twister, he also had considerable talent as a director, if… Continue reading Frailty (2001)

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The Neon Demon (2016)

Starring: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Karl Glusman Director: Nicolas Winding Refn When 16 year old Jessie (Fanning) moves to LA and takes up a modelling career, she finds that her fresh faced natural beauty draws the jealous eyes of the models that both hate her and want… Continue reading The Neon Demon (2016)

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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)