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Category Archive: Features, Movie Reviews, Movies, Movies my Dad Likes

Movies My Dad Likes: The Caine Mutiny [1954]

When it comes to movies, drama is not my preferred genre but there are a few exceptions and The Caine Mutiny is most certainly one of them. Fairly accurately based upon Herman Wouk’s Pulitzer prize...

The History Of Swinging In The Cinema

To celebrate the release of The Overnight, which is in cinemas now, psychologist Donna Dawson explores the subject of swinging in the movies. “Swinging” – where partners in a committed...

Movies My Dad Likes: The Wild Bunch [1969]

For me The Wild Bunch is director Sam Peckinpah’s finest film by a distance, perhaps helped due to the fact that he also wrote the screenplay. As with some of his other work there are extremely...

Career Impossible: A Tom Cruise Retrospective

Tom Cruise is a remarkable actor and I mean no disrespect when I say this, but I am surprised his career is still going strong. Cruise’s career has taken hit after hit, both on and off screen, but...

Why Star Wars Episode VII is a Bad Idea

So yeah, I never thought I’d have to write this article, but just last the unthinkable was announced. Star Wars Episode VII has been announced and confirmed for 2015. Yes, Episode VII: The Cash Cow...

Frankenweenie Review

Over the years, our faith in Tim Burton has been tested. The visionary director, who primes himself on the gothic, has produced a few duds recently; most notable are his attempts at remakes. So what...

Sunday Afternoon Movie: Superman

Last Sunday I was still suffering with flu, not man flu this was real full blown flu and when you’re ill your movie choices are sometimes left vulnerable. There has been the occasional time...

Coming soon… The Raven, A Dangerous Method and more

After the brilliance of The Avengers trailer there has been a shortage of exciting new films to look forward to. Thankfully at least a couple of interesting looking films have caught our...

Sunday Afternoon Movie: Young Sherlock Holmes

It’s that time of the week again, the Sunday roast has been eaten and the sofa is calling your name beckoning like a sirens call. This week’s choice was easily made. Before Robert Downey...

Video Game Adaptations Killed the movie star

The ratio of good video game movie adaptations is poor, lets face it. Silent Hill (sequel next year) wasn’t bad and Resident Evil has proved to be a durable franchise, but the bad memories of...