Tag Archive: retro

Retro Review: ‘Urban Legend’

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Director: Jamie Blanks Cast: Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Tara Reid, Michael Rosenbaum, Loretta Devine, Joshua Jackson, Brad Dourif, Robert Englund Plot: An ‘urban legend’ themed murderer starts picking off people on… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Mighty Ducks’

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When it comes to feel-good sports films, Disney has got it down. From Cool Running to Remember the Titans to Miracle, the House of Mouse knows how to get an audience on their… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Best Years of Our Lives’

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When it comes to war being portrayed cinematically we have no shortage of movies which show the glory and heartache of combat. However, what happens when the guns go silent and the men… Continue reading

Best Horror Movies of the 1940s

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By the time the 1940’s the horror movie was now fully established in cinema. The Second World War gave the world true horrors which was often reflected on the big screen. Other filmmakers… Continue reading

The Disney Marathon: ‘Alice in Wonderland’

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Although we’re in a region where much of the social distancing requirements can be safely lifted, we still like to use Friday for family movie night. This week the randomiser gave us an… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Mysterious Island’

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Producer Charles H. Schneer signed a lucrative deal in the late 50’s to produce a series of movies for the famed studio. One such film was a 1961 adaptation of the Jules Verne… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Dirty Dozen’

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During the Second World War, a demolition unit dubbed the Filthy Thirteen became like a real life version of the Suicide Squad or the Inglorious Basterds. A group of unscrupulous ne’er-do-wells who put… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Little Caesar’

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During the era of Pre Code Hollywood, gangster films proved to be big business for Warner Brothers. As those suffering during the Depression saw gangsters to an extent as folk heroes, it made… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Smithereens’

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During the 1980’s New York City was one of the global hubs for punk rock. The Big Apple was producing acts like: the New York Dolls, Patti Smith, Blondie and the Ramones. All… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Tron’

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In the early 80’s technology was changing and advancing rapidly. Filmmaker Steven Lisberger saw this and knew he wanted to get it on this but on a cinematic front. Hoping for a science… Continue reading