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)"
Fourth in my series of posts looking at my favourite soundtracks. I cannot believe that I only thought of this one today. It’s so much a part of my childhood that I almost don’t count it as a film; more of a home movie. American Graffiti I watched this so much growing up that it’s […]Read more "Monday Music 26 – 2018"
Third in my series of favourite film soundtracks. This one came out of nowhere as I was thinking the other day. Maybe it’s because the nights are drawing in and I associate this film with Christmas even though it’s not a Christmas film. Sleepless in Seattle There are some great songs on this soundtrack, from […]Read more "Monday Music 25 – 2018"
This week’s Monday Music comes from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. All the attention has been sucked up by Jerry Goldsmith’s theme music which was later used as the main theme for The Next Generation, however he came up with some other lovely pieces within the film. Here’s what I wrote about the film itself […]Read more "Monday Music 20 – 2018"
I was watching Fletch last week and I thought I would make it the subject of this week’s Monday Music. For starters, I looked for one of the songs from the film and came across probably the most bizarre music video I’ve ever seen. This really has to be seen to be believed. Dan Hartman, […]Read more "Monday Music 18 – 2018"
This week’s Monday Music comes from Spike Lee’s 2006 film, Inside Man, which starred Denzel Washington, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jodie Foster and Clive Owen. I remember going to see this in the cinema with my brother. It has the most wonderful opening sequence, showing different parts of New York city as the robbers drive into Manhattan. […]Read more "Monday Music 15 – 2018"
I’ve had this stuck in my head since Saturday night so it had to this week’s Monday Music. I had my first cinema experience of 2018 on Saturday night when I finally went to see Marvel’s Avengers – Infinity War Part 1. What a film! I was blown away by the way they brought everyone […]Read more "Monday Music 14 – 2018"
After a few posts about poetry and touchy-feely stuff, I felt like getting into some movie soundtrack stuff for a change. I’ve done War films, I’ve done Westerns. I was struggling to pick another genre. Then I realised that I can do whatever I want because this is my website. Therefore, this week, I decided to […]Read more "Monday Music 12 – 2018"
So after doing War films last week, I thought I’d go on and do another one of my favourite genres this week. Here are my top 3 opening themes from Westerns… 3- High Noon (1952) Tex Ritter scored a hit on the Country and Western charts with “Do Not Forsake Me, My Darling” on the back […]Read more "Monday Music 11 – 2018"
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"