nEoFILM @ VII


Today we are celebrating seven years of movie blogging with nEoFILM. Beginning life back in November 2009, this blog has both grown in content and gone through several changes. But those changes are generally cosmetic. The heart of this blog is to be simple, short and to the point, to share our passion and love…

THE GOOD DINOSAUR (3D)


2015 DIRECTOR: Peter Sohn The first thing so say about this is that the trailers were very misleading. Instead of having a quiet, meek dinosaur meets human tale, we are given the opposite. In a world where the asteroid did not wipe out the dinosaurs, they have evolved into a farming species and after his father death, our eponymous…

THE FLY (1958)


1958 DIRECTOR: Kurt Neumann As the wife (Patricia Owens) of “murdered” scientist played by Al (David) Hedison, is maniacally hunting for a fly with a white head, both the police and his brother (Vincent Price) are trying to uncover the truth behind his death, which seems by all accounts to be the work of his…

BIG HERO 6 (3D)


2014 DIRECTORS:  Don Hall & Chris Williams Based on a short lived and obscure Marvel comic book series of the same name, Big Hero 6 was an attempt by Disney to develop a Disney feature from their newly acquired catalogue of Marvel properties after Disney’s Marvel buy-out in 2010. Popular though this movie is, I find…

BEN-HUR (3D) (2016)


2016 DIRECTOR: Timur Bekmambetov Who thought it was a good idea to remake Ben-Hur? Well, on paper, it would seem to be a possibility. Ben-Hur has been hitting our cinema screens since 1907, with three other theatrical versions before this one; a short silent effort in 1907, the 1925 silent epic and the blockbusting MGM epic from…

FINAL TRAILER FOR ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY


So, with less than two months to go, we have probably got all the trailers that we are getting, at least up until the TV spots begin to saturate the web in the run up to what may be one the most important films of the year. With The Force Awakens (2015) successfully rescuing the…

GRAND CANYON ADVENTURE: RIVER AT RISK (IMAX 3D)


2008 DIRECTOR: Greg MacGillivray As IMAX 3D documentaries go, the idea of travelling through the Grand Canyon would seem to be an appealing concept. But in reality, this is a rather dull, preachy and patronising affair. Clearly aimed at a Class Field trip audience, we are taken on a confused tour of the Colorado river, some…

IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (3D)


1953 DIRECTOR: Jack Arnold This may not have been the first Sci-Fi film of this era by any stretch of imagination, as the genre has been a staple from the very beginnings of film, the most famous example being Georges Méliès Le voyage dans la lune way back in 1902, but many of the stereotypical tropes of…

THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY


1955 DIRECTOR: Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock’s attempt at comedy; Blackest of black, certainly for the time in which this was shot, The Trouble With Harry is that like the majority of comedy vehicles, its shelf life was inevitably limited. The film’s most notable boast is that it introduced Shirley MacLaine to the big screen in her…

MEGAMIND (3D)


2010 DIRECTOR: Tom McGrath Preceding Despicable Me (2010) by a few months, Megamind was one of the first wave of 3D Animated movies of the post Avatar 3D era. This and Despicable have a lot in common, both focusing on the redemption of a super villain, in this case the titular Megamind, voiced by the Lenten…

MISSISSIPPI BURNING


1988 DIRECTOR: Alan Parker Loosely based on a real case in 1964, as three civil right activists, two white and one black men where murdered by the Ku Klux Klan, Mississippi Burning takes its’ time as it begins by establishing both the old and new school relationship between FBI Agents Hackman and Dafoe, as well…