Weekly Movie Roundup #2

The Hustle (2019) I did not know this film existed until I stumbled across it on Netflix this week and I saw the cast which was the main thing that lured me in. Anne Hathaway is more often than not enjoyable to watch and she’s so diverse that she can star in emotional masterpieces such […]

2018 Yearly Movie Roundup

At the beginning of the 2018 I really didn’t know what to expect when I relaunched my blog as I had attempted to do it the previous year but fell behind and was always playing catch up so just knocked the project on the head. This year I was determined to make it the entire […]

Movie Roundup…December 2018

Here we are, the final month of the year has passed as we approach the beginning of 2019. My yearly goal was to watch as many movies for the first time as possible and to surpass my last years total of 209 which I absolutely smashed as I ended up with a nice round number […]

Movie Review: Office Space (1999)

Starring: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Anniston and David Herman Directed by: Mike Judge Three software engineers who despise their jobs come up with a plan to slowly steal a little money from their greedy bosses by installing a computer virus into the system. Office Space has been on my radar for some time and with the […]

Movie Review: ¡Three Amigos! (1986)

Starring: Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short Directed by: John Landis Three actors who are a little short on their luck in Hollywood accept an invitation to a remote Mexican village to perform as their heroic on screen personas unaware that the situation they find themselves in is the real deal. Chevy Chase and […]

October 2018…Movie Roundup

Yet again another month has whizzed by but this month I’ve been a little preoccupied with other stuff rather than movies so I didn’t manage to get round to as many as I’d like but 18 is a pretty good return. Both my wife and I celebrate our birthdays in October plus we also had […]

Movie Review: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

Starring: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner and Bruce Spence Directed by: George Miller and George Ogilvie After being exiled from one of the more advanced towns in post apocalyptic Australia, Max returns with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town’s ruler, Aunty Entity. A few years ago when my wife and I first […]

Movie Review: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck and Jeffrey Jones Directed by: John Hughes Ferris Bueller is a senior in high school and has decided to take a sick day from school. He’s joined by his girlfriend and best friend as they seek an adventure despite his principal being highly skeptical and determined to prove Ferris is […]

Movie Review: The Stranger (1946)

Starring: Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson and Loretta Young Directed by: Orson Welles A detective from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut in search of a prominent Nazi war criminal who managed to erase his old German identity and take upon a new one as he blends in to his new surroundings. Having experienced […]

September 2018…Movie Roundup

I’m almost certain I say this in every monthly review but I’ll say it again, I can’t believe another month has gone by so fast, we’ll soon be approaching both Christmas and 2019. September started off very poorly indeed but thankfully the month did improve as early on I watched the monstrosity that was Sharknado […]

Movie Review: Highlander (1986)

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Clancy Brown and Sean Connery Directed by: Russell Mulcahy An immortal Scottish swordsman who has lived through centuries battling against people like him when he finds himself against his final opponent, a bloodthirsty barbarian who lists after the coveted ‘prize’ for being the last immortal standing. I have always heard of Highlander […]

Movie Review: Midnight Express (1978)

Starring: Brad Davis, Randy Quaid and John Hurt Directed by: Alan Parker The real life story of William Hayes who was caught trying to smuggle drugs out of Turkey and thrown in jail to be made an example out of. Midnight Express started off tense and full of drama as we experience William Hayes, played […]

August 2018…Movie Roundup

After a rather unproductive month last month in terms of movie watching I sure made up for it over the course of August having watched 28 movies. It would have been more but I took a few days out last weekend to attend one of my best friends weddings which was a great day all […]

Movie Review: Calamity Jane (1953)

Starring: Doris Day, Howard Keel and Ally Ann McLerie Directed by: David Butler The story of Calamity Jane from Deadwood, Dakota Territory. She’s an Indian scout who’s handy with a gun and doesn’t mind telling you about her exploits. She travels to Chicago to bring actress Adelaid Adams to her town’s theatre but ends up […]

Movie Review: Robin Hood (2010)

Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Mark Strong Directed by: Ridley Scott An adaptation of the legendary tale of Robin Hood and his band of marauders. In the 12th century after returning to England after nearly 10 years of battling on King Richards crusade he settles in Nottingham but is unable to watch on as […]

Movie Review: The Little Rascals (1994)

Starring: Travis Tedford, Bug Hall and Brittany Ashton Holmes Directed by: Penelope Spheeris A young group of boys form the He-Man Woman Haters Club and abide by the simple rule of no girls. The structure of the club is threatened when one of its most respected members, Alfalfa Switzer, falls in love with Darla and […]

Movie Review: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Starring Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh and Ziyi Zhang Directed by: Ang Lee Li Mu Bai is a great warrior who decides to turn over his sword but it gets stolen by a mysterious person. It is up to him to retrieve his sword and in the process take revenge upon Jade Fox who was responsible […]

June 2018…Movie Roundup

We are now half way through the year and so far I’ve managed to watch 152 new movies. Just for the benefit of new followers who may not have ventured as far back as January, I’m challenging myself to watch as many movies as I can this year and probably for the foreseeable future too […]

Movie Review: The Blues Brothers (1980)

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi and Cab Calloway Directed by: John Landis Jake Blues is just released from prison when he and his brother decide to put their old band back together in order to save the Catholic home where they were raised. The Blues Brothers is a movie that I’ve been meaning to watch […]