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Dark Star on blu ray (1974)

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Dark Star has finally been restored and released on blu ray with a brand new documentary. Is it worth all the fuss? Check out my review here.

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The word genre is used in television and film to categorize different types of programme or film. In film it refers to narrative types, such as the western, the melodrama or the action film, whereas in television it is used to describe different forms, such as the game show, documentaries or the news. However, there […]

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I have totally neglected my blog over the last several months. In an attempt to get it back on track I shall be blogging my new venture, tagged #FridayHorror. You can follow me doing this on twitter as well should you wish @retroramblings. Going back to the good old days of horror films on Friday […]

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Sunshine (2007)

Friday, May 21st, 2010

The only time wearing tinted glasses in the cinema is a good idea.

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Children of Men (2006)

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

In this film Bexhill has become a Hell on Earth. As someone who worked there for a couple of years, it’s not really a stretch of the imagination by any means.
I’ve been a fan of Alfonso Cuaron ever since I saw A Little Princess back in 1995. Although a Shirley Temple remake would not normally be […]

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Blade Runner (1982)

Friday, March 5th, 2010

When it was announced a couple of years ago that Ridley Scott was doing yet another Director’s Cut of Blade Runner, I rolled my eyes. This was hot off the back of his Director’s Cut of Alien. Surely it was just another way of selling us the same thing again?
However, when I saw that it […]

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Serenity (2005)

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

It took me a long time to catch up with the Firefly phenomenon. By the time I became aware of its existence it had already been cancelled and this movie was in production. I first saw the film a year after its release and really enjoyed it, but I couldn’t help feel that I was […]

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Planet 51 (2009)

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Another CGI animated film about space exploration that came out just before Christmas. It didn’t really stand a chance up against Avatar. It will at least get a slightly more coherent review from me than that did.
As you can see from the above picture, the design of Planet 51 is very nice. Although a little […]

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Cherry 2000 (1987)

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Have you ever wished that someone would combine all your favourite 80s movies into one? Well, if you have Mad Max 2, Romancing the Stone and Mannaquin on that list, you’re in luck. 
I don’t know how I’d managed to go through most of my life never having heard of this film. Now I’ve finally caught it I discover […]

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Avatar (2009)

Friday, December 18th, 2009

This is going to be my shortest blog entry yet. If I ever feel so inspired, I might come back and expand on my thoughts about this, but as for now:
Mainly bored.
Looked good, but would rather have watched it in 2D.
The Emerald Forest meets Battlefield Earth.
Someone should stop James Cameron from writing his own scripts.
Never […]

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