On a dark, wet, windy, rain soaked afternoon I sought out comfort TV to pass the time before dinner. I pay for access to Studio Universal Classics which allows me to watch old films. There wasn’t a thought in my head as to what would work but I knew an actor who would. I searched for Walter Matthau.
You make a revolutionary film that had never been tried before in the hope of reviving his fortunes. Such was the thinking behind the film Fantasia. Walt Disney set about making his third full length feature film. It was a huge gamble to use classical music and Mickey Mouse as the mainstays of a film that last for two hours and eight minutes.
Perry Mason is in Las Vegas to watch a boxing match with his associate Ken, when he is approached by 13 year old Melanie Benson (Jenny Lewis), a mischievous but affectionate girl who begs Perry to represent her father David, accused of murdering a well-known blackmailer named Richard Stuart (Robert Culp)...
Ever since it was premiered by Martin Scorsese at the Vatican at the end of 2016 I have longed to see the film Silence. Scorsese films always push the viewers boundaries and ask big big questions. I won’t say I am a fan of Scorsese because I am not by any means but I appreciate and respect his dedication as a film maker.
This film stars the legendary and most decorated World War II soldier Audie Murphy, as John Gant, a notorious and fast draw professional gunslinger who arrives in Lordsburg, a small western town in Arizona, sparking panic among the residents...
If it scares you IT will take that fear & scare you with it. IT is a malevolent entity that hibernates for 27 years between its killing sprees. Now it is 1988 in Derry, Maine, & IT has reawoken. IT is a shapeshifter, but loves to masquerade as Pennywise The Dancing Clown...
Tom Hanks is his usual superb self in this film. I thought it was a very short film when I watched only to discover that more than ninety minutes had passed in what felt like thirty or less, surely a sign of an excellently well told and engrossing film.
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The basic premise of the film is that crew and passengers are in a state of hibernation for 120 years until they reach a new planet that is being colonised. The stunningly detailed ship hits a giant asteroid 30 years into its journey and one pod malfunctions and our hero awakes. He is alone apart from an android bartender on the ship. Like a cruise liner there are lots of things to do and robot attendants look after his every need. Apart it seems from a barber!
It is billed as a Cold War Romance but somehow it fails on many levels to convincingly tell the story. Rebecca Ferguson is excellent as the dissident Russian, spying for America, who falls in love with her mark, Sam Reid/Charles Dance.
The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Very good courtroom drama film series, made from the 1885 to 1995 (26 with Raymond Burr and 4 Hal Holbrook from 1993 after Raymond died), available on SKY True Entertainment (EPG 182) every weekday at 11PM. Perry Mason is an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases.
The nipple obsession is disturbing. The whole film is disturbing. Nothing about the film will leave you feeling good. It is quietly, horrifically, terrifying. So why watch you might ask? Well let’s look at the awards and comments. The Guardian gave it 5/5. It won five awards and nominated for a further 12. So, it can't be a bad film, and it isn't.
When I was at school in 1960s I was a member of the Film Club. Through an inadequate speaker and a projector we were introduced to what might be called serious films, well made and worthy of being shown to young adult minds.
The DVD cover describes The Imitation Game:“During the darkest days of World War 2, the British Government enlist the help of mathematician Alan Turing to crack Enigma, the unbreakable German encryption device [...] before their operation is infiltrated and more lives are lost.” It’s not often that I take note of the description on the back of the DVD case, but I must admit this is a truly accurate description that warrants that you watch The Imitation Game.
I have very mixed feelings about this. I recently completed the 8 novels by Stephen King that make up the Dark Tower epic saga. Whilst reading them, I found out that the on - again, off - again film & TV Dark Tower franchise was definitely on.
Game of Thrones has always been a story that examines the relationship between parents and their children, as individuals try to survive a world determined to crush them, all while trying not to repeat the mistakes of their forbearers.
Missing your weeklyTWD zombie fix? Then may I recommend you take a trip aboard the Train To Busan. You won't be disappointed. A workaholic father finally takes some time out from his busy schedule to take his young daughter, who's birthday it is, to see her mother (his ex - wife).
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