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Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – Director’s Cut

With Oscar winning cinematography, magnificent locations, Maurice Jarre’s famed score and a screenplay based on Lawrence’s own writings, David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia is a masterpiece. Over the years the film was heavily cut, but in 1988 a reconstruction of the film was undertaken. David Lean and original editor Anne V. Coates then worked on the film to create Lean’s Director’s Cut. It is this version that has now been lovingly digitally restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment, ensuring that the film will be seen as it was meant to be, for the first time since its initial release. Continue reading

Skyfall (2012)

The Bond backlash had started before I even set foot into the cinema to watch “Skyfall”. After such universally amazing plaudits from critics and moviegoers alike, rumblings of discontent had started to emerge online and within earshot. The 23rd James Bond motion picture in the franchise’s 50th anniversary year clearly sought to capture a celebration of all things 007. Did they achieve that? Continue reading

John Carter (2012)

Written and directed by Pixar’s Andrew Stanton, “John Carter” (2012) has long been derided as the box office flop of the year. Its leading actor, Taylor Kitsch, similarly has been labelled box office poison given that he also starred in the poorly received Summer blockbuster, “Battleship”(2012). Hence, my expectations were fairly low when I finally … Continue reading

MOVIES TO LOOK FORWARD TO: #3 THE HOBBIT

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Adapted into a trilogy of movies by Peter Jackson,  J.R.R. Tolkien’s much loved novel “The Hobbit” (1937) will see the first of the three movies, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (2012), have its world premiere in New Zealand on 28th November 2012. Thereafter it will be released in UK cinemas … Continue reading

The Good, the Bad and the Weird (2008) – FULL REVIEW

Jee-woon Kim’s film, “The Good, the Bad and the Weird”, received plenty of acclaim when it was first released in 2008. Time Out London described it as “Thrilling as hell” while Ain’t it Cool news.com described it as “A pure piece of entertainment… a must see”. IMDB.com currently rate it at 7.3/10 while Rottentomatoes.com give … Continue reading

“Super 8” (2011)

Directed by the saviour of Hollywood, J.J. Abrams, the plot follows a group of high school kids in 1980’s backwater Ohio who want to make a ‘super 8’ movie to enter a competition. The real competition though is the fight for the heart of the movie’s leading lady, Alice Dainard, between its chubby director, Charles … Continue reading

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