Shiny Shelf
By Mags L Halliday on 31 August 2010 3 COMMENTS

I don’t know about you, but I never expect good things from a film with Clive Owen in it.

By Scott Harrison on 29 April 2010 1 COMMENT

The remake of The Prisoner hadn’t even transmitted on British television before fans were leaping online to express their opinions on this apparent travesty.

By Mark Clapham on 26 May 2006 Comments Off

A true evolution, or a load of old Ratners?

By Jim Smith on 23 January 2004 Comments Off

While it may go without saying that Peter Jackson gives good blockbuster here, the viewer could be forgiven for expressing weariness at this late stage in ‘The Lord of The Rings’ worship game.
While the highs of this third installment are higher than those of the previous two, the lows are also resolutely lower. Some come [...]

By Mark Clapham on 30 April 2003 Comments Off

Film franchises shouldn’t function like television series, everyone knows that…

By Jim Smith on 27 April 2003 Comments Off

‘X-Men 2′ has an overall dramatic tone which, like that of its predecessor, is exactly right. Neither cripplingly earnest nor floridly tongue-in-cheek, the movie imbues its fantasy elements and SF conventions with utter conviction.

By Jim Smith on 08 February 2003 Comments Off

Somehow Tolkein’s weakest novel has been transformed into one of the films of the year.

By J Clive Matthews on 19 November 2002 Comments Off

Putting an extra half hour onto what was already a pretty lengthy picture is a brave move, especially when bringing this version out just a few months after the cinematic cut was released on DVD. Does anyone really need the four-disc version too?

By Jim Smith on 04 August 2002 Comments Off

Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring is – of course – a tremendous piece of filmmaking; an astounding chunk of popcorn-with-heart. A skilfully judged and ultimately triumphant blend of fine acting, considered storytelling…