What If…Houdini’s ticket from Last Action Hero existed?

What if there was a magic ticket that transported you into your favourite movie? It is something I’ve been thinking about since watching Last Action Hero for the umpteenth time...

Top 10 Films…cinema firsts

As the site reaches its first birthday, I thought I'd look back at some of my cinema firsts. I've picked ten things that stick in my memory as a kid growing up with a love of cinema. From my first film and first visit to the cinema, to the first sex scene I saw,...

Jaws 5

Steven Spielberg returns to the film that made him a star and a billionnaire. Bringing back key character Matt Hooper with Richard Dreyfuss on board to act in the film, Jaws 5 is going to be the biggest hit of summer 2012. The...

Classic Scenes #5: Aliens

Aliens is one of my favourite films. It arrived at a time - during the middle 1980s - when science-fiction was a huge box office attraction. Lucas had kicked it all off with "Star Wars", with Ridley Scott's "Alien" and Steven...

Top 10 Sequels Of All Time

Do you recall that scene in “Scream 2”, where Jamie Kennedy's character imparts his words of wisdom to a class of students (and so, to us) as to the rule of film sequels? About what must be done to achieve a perfect sequel? Admittedly, the “Scream” formula itself began to run out...

Top10Films: Beginning with ‘A’

[ad#Google – link ad rect 468px wide] At first, compiling a list of favourite films that begin with the letter A appears to be a superfluous exercise – given some thought though it serves to highlight some classic movies, ones that deserve to be watched again and...

Top 10 Sequels of the 1980s

[ad#Google for posts – rect with border] In the eighties, the high-concept movie was in vogue, its number increasing. Thanks largely to blockbusters “Jaws” and “Star Wars”, the eighties saw what was tried and trusted in the decade before it and simply repackaged the thrills...

Review: Aliens

The film is a nightmare envisioned on the screen - call it Ripley's nightmare, indeed she's asleep when we first meet her at the beginning and she's asleep when we leave her at the end. It's one of those dreams where you're being chased and you just can't seem to wake yourself...