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Brazil (1985)

Brazil is a Thatcherite attack on public sector unions and an send up of Thatcherism. It is a look backward at the cumbersome bureaucracy of the British welfare state and an astonishingly accurate prediction of the war on terror. 1,508 more words


A Life Less Ordinary - Review

I’ve talked all about Danny Boyle before and how I think he is one of the best directors working in the industry today. He always injects a frenetic style into his movies that moves the plot at a sometimes break neck speed, but also just reminds us that we’re watching a movie. 717 more words

The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey (2012)

The first part of the story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins.

We had to wait a long time from first announcement to actual delivery of the movie, due in part to finance problems at MGM Studios which also led to initial director Guillermo del Toro dropping out and Peter Jackson stepping up to direct again. 644 more words


Trailer Tracks: Alien (1979) - Ridley Scott

Another classic trailer! This one runs for only 2 minutes, and the first minute doesn’t even include any footage from the film, but it so sets a creepy tone for what is essentially a sci-fi riff on the old dark house routine… 25 more words


Alien (DVD Screening)


So yes I am a big movie fan, however it is shocking the amount of ‘classics’ that I have never seen – I am fairly good on films post 2000 but anything much before that and it will be quite likely that I will have missed it.  561 more words

DVD Screenings

The Fifth Element

In the distant past, alien protectors came to earth to defend it in times of emergency, but have remained hidden for millennia. Now, in the future, humans are in need as they face termination at the hands of Zorg (Gary Oldman), and the mysterious “Fifth Element” is sent to Earth in human form. 251 more words


The Fifth Element (1997)

Director: Luc Besson

Writer: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen (Screenplay) Luc Besson (Story)

Starring: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry… 536 more words