SING (3D)


2016 DIRECTOR: Christophe Lourdelet & Garth Jennings I admit, I went into this with low expectations. It looked like a karaoke kids movie from an animation studio that I do not rate that highly. But what do I know? Illumination studios have managed to rack up a “Stinker” on this blog with The Lorax (3D) (2012),…

007 ~ DANIEL CRAIG


DANIEL CRAIG is Ian Fleming’s 007 2006 – 2015 ??? #21 2006 – CASINO ROYALE Directed by Martin Campbell With Die Another Day signing off on Pearce Brosnan’s Bond on a low note, well as fans were concerned (though I as not being a particular fan, I found this to be good fun), Casino Royale had…

007 ~ PIERCE BROSNON


PIERCE BROSNON is Ian Fleming’s 007 1995 – 2002 #17 1995 – GOLDENEYE Directed by Martin Campbell Bond is back, from a six year hiatus. Reborn and softly rebooted as Pierce Brosnon. The history of Bond is littered with long winded stories about the complicated production issued but suffices to say that Brosnon was long…

007 ~ TIMOTHY DALTON


TIMOTHY DALTON is Ian Fleming’s 007 1987 – 1989 #15 1987 – THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS   Directed by John Glen I am left eating my words as where Timothy Dalton’s James Bond is concerned. Since I was a kid, and bare on mind that I was only 9 when The Living Daylights, Dalton’s first of two…

007 ~ ROGER MOORE


ROGER MOORE is Ian Fleming’s 007 1973 – 1985 #8 1973 – LIVE AND LET DIE Directed by Guy Hamilton The first of the Roger Moore movies, an era seen by many as the most silly, opens with Taro cards, Voodoo and a massive dose of Blacksploitation. But as the Bond series, now 11 years…

007 ~ GEORGE LAZENBY


GEORGE LAZENBY is Ian Fleming’s 007 1969 #7 1969 – ON HER MAJESTIES SECRET SERVICE Directed by Peter Hunt With Connery quitting the role after six years and five films, it was time, for the 007 franchises first real challenge, to recast Bond. Model George Lazenby wins the role and whether it he ultimately quit…

007 ~ SEAN CONNERY


SEAN CONNERY is Ian Fleming’s 007 1962 – 1967, 1971 & 1983 #1 1962 – DR. NO Directed by Terrence Young The first of the big screen Bond film adaptations would spawn so many of the movie franchises tropes, not least the interpretation of Bond by relative newcomer Sean Connery, who whether he was helped along…

POLICE ACADEMY 5: ASSIGNMENT: MIAMI BEACH


1988 STINKER! DIRECTOR: Alan Myerson After four anarchic, gag laden films, the fifth entry into the ever self-referential Police Academy series may have tipped the franchise over the edge. Never claiming to be anything but a broad comedy, the first movie followed the recruits, lead by Steve Gutenberg’s Mahony, as they learned the trade, whilst the…

THE GREY


2011   DIRECTOR: Joe Carnahan The Grey is an ambiguous movie. Opening with a suicide note from our anti hero, Liam Neeson, who then proceeds to have his shot gun end thwarted by a the howling of a wolf, he ends up on a plane which crashes in the desolate yet beautiful Alaskan wilderness. Neeson…

“LIVE OR DIE ON THIS DAY” A THOERY OF THE GREY


The Grey, the 2012 “survival” movie, directed by Joe Carnahan, has become a well regarded film. But especially due to its controversial ending, has become a hot bed of fan theories, some of which suggest that the survivors of the plane clash which leaves several oil workers stranded in freezing Alaska, all died in the…

THE BIG TRAIL (FOX GRANDEUR)


1930 DIRECTORS: Raoul Walsh &  Louis R. Loeffler “The Indians are my friends…” Breck Coleman – John Wayne Not exactly a statement that would exemplify the Career of a man rightly or wrongly associated as being the Cowboy of the Cowboy and Indian movies. But there is no doubt that John Wayne was certainly one…

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (3D)


2017 DIRECTOR: Chris McKay Batman reigns supreme. Dark, Gothic, self important egotist with serious commitment issues. The Lego Batman Movie could have been little more than a cash in on a popular character from the 2014 surprise hit, The Lego Movie (2014), but instead we get a film which would seem to cement the future…