FIFTY SHADES OF GREY


2015 “STINKER!” DIRECTOR: Sam Taylor-Johnson Contains spoilers! Wow. My expectations were low, but still encouraged by the behind the scene stories that the script and direction had improved upon the E L James source novel, one which I must admit, I have not read but heard plenty about. But all I can say is how bad…

nEoFILM @ SIX


Today marks the Sixth Anniversary of nEoFILM, a personal project to served two key purposes. The first was simply to set up a workable system and format to write film reviews around my busy work and home schedules. The second to was to build the nEoFILM brand as it were with no money and no real…

TERMINATOR: GENISYS 3D (REVISED)


2015 DIRECTOR: Alan Taylor May contain spoilers! 31 years later and the Terminator is till terminating. Yep, afraid so. Like the 1984 T-800, this terminator simply will not die. Arnie is back after having all but bailed out of the last attempted Terminator franchise opener,Terminator Salvation (2009), busy being the Governor of California and all that,…

WIDESCREEN WEEKEND ~ BRADFORD 15th – 18th OCTOBER 2015


Today, the Widescreen Weekend which is held at The National Media Museum in Bradford, England opens its doors for the Four day festival, celebrating the grandeur of the 70mm era. But that is not all. The Pictureville cinema which is attached to the museum and venue of the festival is host to England’s only deeply…

THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE REMASTERED


1961 DIRECTOR: Val Guest Contains Spoilers! I first revised this, one of my all time favourite Sci-Fi films, five years ago and to be honest I’m pretty happy with what I had to say then. So here it is… If this isn’t one of the best and yet widely unseen environmental sci fi shockers then…

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…