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
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates Director: Norman Jewison There's a murder of a wealthy white man in a small Southern town. The local cops arrest a black man they come across who seems suspicious. He's not doing anything wrong, but he's black and he has money in his wallet, which is enough evidence… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Starring: Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Tommy Flanagan Director: Jared Moshe In their youth, four men rode the West, raised Hell, fought bad guys, and became heroes. Now in their golden years, Tom (Flanagan) has become a US Marshall, James (Caviezel) has become Governor, and Eddie (Fonda) has retired to a ranch,… Continue reading Preview: The Ballad Of Lefty Brown (2017)
Starring: Susan Lanier, Robert Huston, Martin Speer, Dee Wallace-Stone Director: Wes Craven An average suburban family, the Carters, are heading up to California when they take a wrong turn trying to find a silver mine that they recently inherited. Though warned by a shady gas station owner about the area and where they're headed, their… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Starring: Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid, Neal McDonough Director: Zak Hilditch Based on a novella by Stephen King, 1922 is the story of a farmer whose wife has brought a large parcel of land into the marriage, but which she wishes to sell. Since he can't stop her, he plots to kill her instead,… Continue reading 1922 (2017)
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis Director: Ryan Coogler Prince T'Challa (Boseman) is called home to Wakanda following his beloved father's death. As he comes to terms with being king there, and whether his country should show it's true… Continue reading Black Panther (2018)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Lance Henriksen Director: Brian Taylor Writer/director Brian Taylor brought us Crank (2006) and Gamer (2009), which in some ways tells you what to expect here: an amusing and violent commentary on modern day social troubles that's also a fun ride. In this film, a family lives in modern,… Continue reading Preview: Mom And Dad (2017)
In a small town in Missouri, Mildred (McDormand) takes out advertising on three billboards that ask the local police chief why there have been no arrests in the case of the rape and murder of her daughter. It’s a small act of defiance, and yet it has some big repercussions.
From the writer/director of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonagh, it’s a fine return to form for a man whose films tend to have serious tones, violence and yet also humour and some heart felt moments. Taking on the subject of small town America, of incompetent police, dysfunctional family relationships and of course, the deep sadness of losing a child to violence, this film could have been a very different story in the hands of someone else. Because whilst it explores the grief of Mildred, it focuses on her strength and her ability to act, her toughness and…
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Starring: Vince Vaughn, Don Johnson, Marc Blucas, Jennifer Carpenter, Udo Kier Director: S Craig Zahler A man loses his job and discovers that his wife has been cheating on him. He decides to try again with her, and have a baby, and return to running drugs. But when the job goes bad, he finds himself… Continue reading Brawl In Cell Block 99 (2017)
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!