I’m really enjoying going through my favourite non-orchestral movie soundtracks so I’m going to keep it going for a couple more weeks. This week, its the turn of Michael Mann’s 2004 thriller… Collateral This really is a cracking film that I often forget about. It’s one of my favourite Tom Cruise performances; he really makes […]Read more "Monday Music 27 – 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"
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)"
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"
“We’ve got a blind date with destiny, and it looks like she’s ordered the lobster!” I’ve wanted to see this again for quite a while, so I finally dug out my box of DVDs and found it. These days we are awash with superhero films. Marvel and DC battle it out (not that it’s much of a […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – Mystery Men"
More and more names kept coming to mind as I researched this piece. Putting them in order was a real pain and I had to think about a number of different criteria on which I would rank them. This included the scope of what they did and the reasons behind their actions and sometimes by how […]Read more "The Top 50 Greatest Villains in Space!"
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"