It’s taken me a while to get around to writing this what with one thing or another. When I finished school last week, I was gripped with the most intense feeling of fatigue, as if I’ve been going at full pelt for a long time and then finally stopped. All the adrenaline was long gone […]Read more "Queen of Hearts – Act 2 reaction"
Hi everyone, I’ve been wanting to get this post in the bag for some time now, since seeing the first film. I made some predictions when all this started about who I thought should be in the key roles. That’s all ancient history now and, suffice to say, I didn’t get any of them right. […]Read more "Casting Dune – Part 2 Casting Wishlist"
It’s been quite some time since I went to MCM Comic Con in London. I saw an opportunity come up to go to another event, this time up in Telford. Why go so far? Well, I was very interested to meet Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, the Admiral and the President respectively from Battlestar […]Read more "A Trip to Wales Comic Con"
Well, here we are. After so much time, I finally got to see it. I’ve been looking forward to this moment since long before the film was announced. I heard rumours years and years ago about the rights being passed around and I knew it would be only a matter of time before this happened. […]Read more "Casting Dune – The Film! (spoilers)"
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 wrote something for 25YL which you can find here. https://25yearslatersite.com/2020/09/14/alien-isolation-the-best-entry-in-the-franchise-since-aliens/ It’s a little piece about how much I love Alien: Isolation. Hope you enjoy it. RichardRead more "Alien: Isolation article published"
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"
Directed by – Christopher Nolan Starring – John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh This was my first trip to the cinema since they re-opened and I picked a great film. It has massive holes in it but if you put those aside and just enjoy the ride, it’s really a wonderful experience. […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – Tenet (2020) – spoiler free"
Directed by – Sidney Lumet Starring – Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant, Ian Bannen, Peter Bowles Story by – John Hopkins Happy 90th birthday to Sir Sean Connery. I had no idea about that until my brother told me a few hours ago. It’s strange that I suddenly had the urge to watch three […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – The Offence (1973)"
I thought I’d repost this as my tribute to Sir Sean, as this was my favourite performance of his. Rest in Peace. The Hill (1965) Directed by – Sidney Lumet Starring – Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Ian Hendry, Roy Kinnear, Sir Michael Redgrave, Alfred Lynch, Ossie Davis, Jack Watson Director of Photography – […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – The Hill (1965)"