• Reappreciation Society: Major Dundee (1965): The Proto – Peckinpah Western

      It was supposed to be third time’s the charm for director Sam Peckinpah. After two well received small westerns: The Deadly Companion, and Ride The high Country (which went down a storm in Europe and is now considered one of his greatest films), “Bloody Sam” was given a large scope, large budget Horse Soldier […]

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  • Dance with the Devil: Tim Burton’s Batman

    Rising from the ashes of a camp legacy that had long “gone West”, Tim Burton’s Batman took The Caped Crusader into very dark territory – shades of blue and grey were replaced by shadows and smoke. Surfer guitar music was swapped out for themes of pure gothic horror, this was to be like nothing seen before, this was […]

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  • Unsung Heroes: Roger Deakins

    Always the bridesmaid, never the bride – once again, and for an incredible tenth time, Roger Deakins has been nominated by The Academy  Of Motion Picture Arts for best Cinematography (for Skyfall) and failed to take home a little gold fella. Just who does he have to f**k in Tinseltown to be recognised for his incredible body of […]

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  • Tim’s Top Ten Of 2014

    It’s that time of year again. I’ve been making a list, checking it twice, finding out which films this year have been naughty or nice. Here are the ones I thought made the grade – I could equally make a list of seemingly great films I just didn’t get around to this year, as ever, […]

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  • Ghostbusters Infographic

    Check out this great Ghostbusters infographic, via Phil Edwards. Originally posted 2014-06-15 18:33:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

  • The Great Unmade: Return of the Thing, Part 2

    (CONTINUED FROM PART 1) Act 5 Several times throughout, we’ve briefly run across a utility man named Rafferty. As he’s out checking connections, he finds himself face-to-face with the coyote. Soon after, Little Bear follows the animal tracks to Rafferty’s truck where the man is lacing up his boots. Their conversation is terse, their looks […]

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  • Dead Toons Don’t Pay Bills – A Tribute to Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    It is a little known fact that Chinatown was to be the first film in a trilogy. That trilogy was to tell the tale of how the Los Angeles we know today came to be. Chinatown dealt with the battle over the water system, its sequel The Two Jakes dealt with real estate and the […]

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  • Ooer!! Sounds a Bit Rude!! – A Tribute to Filthy, Rich and Catflap

    After they brought the second (and final) series of The Young Ones to a climax with an exploding bus, people wondered what would be next for Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson and Ben Elton. Apart from cameo roles here and there (Blackadder, Happy Families, Saturday Live), occasional Comic Strip films and a generation defining appearance on […]

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  • Guilty Pleasures: Mission Impossible 2

    Apart from a few familiar tropes of both the spy genre as influenced by the James Bond series (infiltrating glamorous Ferrero Roche-laden ambassador’s receptions with a slinkily dressed lovely in disguise) and obvious hangovers from its TV origins (the masks, tech, baffling diversions) the Mission Impossible series of films could not be more different from […]

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  • Entitled: The Untouchables

    When Brian De Palma relaunched an old TV series for the 80s he did it with sheer class. A powerful cast, a sumptuous score, and an opening title sequence that lived long in the memory. The titles were put together by Richard Greenberg of R/Greenberg Associates (Superman, Alien) and they are fantastically memorable considering they are just […]

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Reappreciation Society: Major Dundee (1965): The Proto – Peckinpah Western

  It was supposed to be third time’s the charm for director Sam Peckinpah. After two well received small westerns: The Deadly Companion, and Ride The high Country (which went down a storm in Europe and is now considered one of his greatest films), “Bloody Sam” was given a large scope, large budget Horse Soldier […]

rp_Batman-1989-batman-2687538-1024-576-e1401907088595.jpg

Dance with the Devil: Tim Burton’s Batman

Rising from the ashes of a camp legacy that had long “gone West”, Tim Burton’s Batman took The Caped Crusader into very dark territory – shades of blue and grey were replaced by shadows and smoke. Surfer guitar music was swapped out for themes of pure gothic horror, this was to be like nothing seen before, this was […]

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Unsung Heroes: Roger Deakins

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride – once again, and for an incredible tenth time, Roger Deakins has been nominated by The Academy  Of Motion Picture Arts for best Cinematography (for Skyfall) and failed to take home a little gold fella. Just who does he have to f**k in Tinseltown to be recognised for his incredible body of […]

Guardians of the Galaxy -Christmas

Tim’s Top Ten Of 2014

It’s that time of year again. I’ve been making a list, checking it twice, finding out which films this year have been naughty or nice. Here are the ones I thought made the grade – I could equally make a list of seemingly great films I just didn’t get around to this year, as ever, […]

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Ghostbusters Infographic

Check out this great Ghostbusters infographic, via Phil Edwards. Originally posted 2014-06-15 18:33:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Great Unmade: Return of the Thing, Part 2

(CONTINUED FROM PART 1) Act 5 Several times throughout, we’ve briefly run across a utility man named Rafferty. As he’s out checking connections, he finds himself face-to-face with the coyote. Soon after, Little Bear follows the animal tracks to Rafferty’s truck where the man is lacing up his boots. Their conversation is terse, their looks […]

roger-rabbit-2

Dead Toons Don’t Pay Bills – A Tribute to Who Framed Roger Rabbit

It is a little known fact that Chinatown was to be the first film in a trilogy. That trilogy was to tell the tale of how the Los Angeles we know today came to be. Chinatown dealt with the battle over the water system, its sequel The Two Jakes dealt with real estate and the […]

71054-3

Ooer!! Sounds a Bit Rude!! – A Tribute to Filthy, Rich and Catflap

After they brought the second (and final) series of The Young Ones to a climax with an exploding bus, people wondered what would be next for Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson and Ben Elton. Apart from cameo roles here and there (Blackadder, Happy Families, Saturday Live), occasional Comic Strip films and a generation defining appearance on […]

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Guilty Pleasures: Mission Impossible 2

Apart from a few familiar tropes of both the spy genre as influenced by the James Bond series (infiltrating glamorous Ferrero Roche-laden ambassador’s receptions with a slinkily dressed lovely in disguise) and obvious hangovers from its TV origins (the masks, tech, baffling diversions) the Mission Impossible series of films could not be more different from […]

the-untouchables-title-702px

Entitled: The Untouchables

When Brian De Palma relaunched an old TV series for the 80s he did it with sheer class. A powerful cast, a sumptuous score, and an opening title sequence that lived long in the memory. The titles were put together by Richard Greenberg of R/Greenberg Associates (Superman, Alien) and they are fantastically memorable considering they are just […]

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