Contains mild peril! This is the closest I’ve come to a horror film so far this October. It’s one of those films that I grew up with and haven’t seen for a long while. It cropped up on TCM a while ago and it’s been sitting in my Recordings for a good couple of months. […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – Murder, She Said (1961)"
Hi everyone, I thought I’d let the dust settle before I wrote anything about this. The Facebook groups have been alive with discussion since it was released. I saw the premiere on Twitter on my phone (again, don’t tell David Lynch, he wouldn’t approve!) I don’t remember how many posts I’ve written about this film […]Read more "Casting Dune – Trailer Analysis"
Hi everyone, It’s been ages since we had any news on Dune so it’s been a real thrill to get so much new stuff over the course of a couple of days. It gives us our first look at the actors in role. Obviously, these are prepared shots as opposed to stills from the film […]Read more "Casting Dune – Vanity Fair First Look reaction"
Hi everyone, I capped off a day out in the capital with a visit to the Prince Charles Cinema for a screening of this Roger Corman effort which I had some fond childhood memories of. I say childhood memories because I don’t think I had seen this film since I was about 10 years old. […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)"
There was another promising addition to the IMDb listing today which I picked up on through a post on one of the Facebook groups. Lagos-born Babs Olusanmokun is now listed as playing the role of Jamis in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, which is currently filming. If you don’t know who Jamis is (maybe you’ve only seen […]Read more "Casting Dune – Babs Olusanmokun initial reactions"
Things have been very quiet over the past month on the Dune front. After an exciting flurry of announcements earlier in the year, it seems that filming has started and we’re not going to hear any more news about the principal cast for now. Those cast members that we do know have been very active […]Read more "Casting Dune – Updates"
OK, so this is different. One of my rare forays to the cinema; in fact the first time I’ve been since Infinity War. I had relatively low expectations. I knew that Shane Black, writer of the original Predator film (which would probably make it into my Top 30 films) was involved and that gave me […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – The Predator (spoiler-free)"
Here’s the link to my new Taste of Cinema article: http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2018/the-30-tensest-movie-scenes-of-all-time/ Don’t know where my editor found the images but they have little to do with the actual scenes mentioned in most cases. Before you go there, though, I’d like to take a second to acknowledge two scenes and three actors that I couldn’t mention in […]Read more "The 30 tensest moments in cinema history"
I’ve got to be there before the trailers. In truth, it’s only since the advent of reserved seating that I’ve been OK with getting there once the adverts start. Need to get a seat on the end of a row, preferably with no-one in front. Really, I’d like the screen to be completely empty but that’s […]Read more "C is for Cinema"