ALEXANDER’S DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS…


…well, four but is that is enough in less than 10 years…, right? Alexander. Oliver Stone’s epic biopic of the legendary conquer was troubled from day one. The master film-maker who had brought us Platoon (1986), Born On The Fourth Of July (1989) and JFK (1991), was now tacking something outside his comfort zone and…

CONTAGION


2011 DIRECTOR: Steven Soderbergh May Contain Spoilers! Firstly, it is nice to say that Steven Soderbergh resisted the urge to make this thriller following a global pandemic’s rampage across the world is to an epic, though his choice to sell this as an IMAX Experience eludes me. The scale is big but the focus is small, dealing…

AN OPEN EMAIL TO CeX


This is not what nEoFILM is all about but after a bad experience with an online retailer here in the U.K. I feel compelled to share my experience, at least so far… After placing an order with CeX’s online store for two Blu-rays, one arrived in a PS3 case, scuffed and only a single case for a double disc set and…

JURASSIC PARK 3D


1993/2013 DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg May Contain Spoilers! The idea of “Dimensionalising” old films in not something which I like, simple as that. Some complain about new films have been post converted rather than shot in 3D but at least if a film in initially released in the format, that is how it was intended to be…

THIS IS THE END


2013 DIRECTOR: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! LOWEST RATED (“STINKER”) Will we be adding this to our collection? NO What can I say about this self-indulgent nonsense. In the same release cycle as Edgar Wright’s, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost starring World’s End (2013), this seemed to…

FORTY: THE AGE OF SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS


As the summer blockbuster turns 40 today, we are going to take a brief look at the genre which began with Steven Spielberg’s shark attack thriller Jaws back in 1975. The film which made a generation afraid of the water and effectively brought the “less is more” aesthetic to the fore in thriller film-making. Blockbusters aren’t a new thing as…

THE TRUTH BEHIND 3D


CONTINUED FROM “THE 3D BUBBLE” (17th June 2015) Cast your mind back to 2006. The ubiquitous term HD, Hi-Def or High Definition began to permeate the culture. Less than decade had passed after DVD decimated Video and was the best thing ever, but now it wasn’t good enough. The resolution was just half of the…

THE 3D BUBBLE


It’s been eight years since the digital 3D “Revolution” hit, with the little known and equally forgotten Scar 3D (2007) having the honour of being one of the first digital 3D films, along with Disney’s Meet The Robinsons (2007), to be released. IMAX had dominated a limited revival for some time before that with one…

3-D RARITIES OUT ON BLU-RAY TODAY


Thanks to Flicker Alley, who have made there name releasing such rarities at the Smilebox Cinerama Travelogues and a vast array of silent movies, including the most influential version of Sherlock Holmes this year, I was as surprised as I was delighted to see their plans for a 3D compilation of shorts. This Blu-ray 3D…

WELCOME TO JURASSIC WORLD


In the worlds of the late John Hammond (Sir Richard Attenborough),“Welcome to Jurassic Park”. The words uttered by Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg’s fictional entrepreneur upon revealing the Brachiosaurus to his guests in the 1993 Blockbuster, Jurassic Park. Now, 22 year and three sequels on, he would no doubt be welcoming his guest to Jurassic…

A WORD ABOUT OPTOMA 3D


Today, after a long wait, I have finally been able to upgrade my home cinema setup to full HD 3D. I am, as always, on a budget. I can’t afford the best, top end equipment but have built up a good set up over the past 15 years, with a Pioneer 6.1 THX certified Amp,…

CORNERHOUSE MOVES HOME


The renowned Cornerhouse Cinema, located on Manchester’s Oxford Road has sadly closed its doors for the last time, last month, as in 2012, the Cornerhouse merged with Library Theatre Company, which has operated from the basement of Manchester’s Central Library since the 1950’s, to form HOME, which will be located on First Street, just around the corner…