A real classic in our Halloween season.
F. W. Murnau’s classic take on Dracula, the original “cult” classic saved by a print of the film that had already been sent worldwide after a court case had the company destroy all its prints.
It is the oldest film on our list and also the only silent film.
Continue reading Nosferatu 1922
The series this week got some good news. It has been extended from its original 16 episode run to a full 22 episode run.
And the last few episodes you can see why. The story has been growing slowly and the characters are starting to really stand out. We have many strands in the plot that are slowly being brought together, Oswald’s insistence that a war is coming feels very real and the weight of that war is starting to hang over every characters head.
Continue reading Gotham : Arkham
After the success of Arrow we are now being introduced to a new Superhero. In the shape of The Flash.
For anyone who doesn’t know or hasn’t guessed The Flash is named so for how fast he moves. I have never liked the Flash, so I guess you could wonder why I’m watching the show or doing a review. Well I like to have my mind changed for me so hoping I can find a love I never knew I had for the Flash.
Continue reading The Flash : Pilot
There is one reason I love Halloween at the cinema. That reason is that no matter what movie I personally go to see there will be people in their droves dressed up and ready to watch a screening or five of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
It is a legendary film that really will be passed on and on throughout generations. I don’t know what it is about the film that makes it so viewer friendly no matter who the viewer is but it really does work on so many levels. It is different from most musicals and a great play on Frankenstein and his Monster. It is big, bold and in your face whilst the songs are catchy and stick with you forever.
Truly what party is complete without a rendition of Time Warp?
Continue reading The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Peter Jacksons (yes that Peter Jackson of Lord of the Ring fame) cult classic also known as Dead Alive. A film thought to be too gory, not something for the weak of heart (or stomach) to watch.
For our Halloween special I’ll be watching the 97 minute version of the film preferred by director Peter Jackson.
Starring Timothy Balme as Lionel, Diana Penalver as Paquita and Elizabeth Moody as Lionel’s mother Vera. My second favourite Jackson film behind The Frighteners.
Continue reading Braindead (1992)
There is a reason that this blog is so late. I have to say right from the start that I absolutely hated the night. I watched it live with Anna, Amanda disappeared after about three dances. We were angry, disappointed and confused by the night.
Lets talk dancing first shall we?
Continue reading Strictly Come Dancing : Week 3 (Movie Week)
Count Dracula is one of the age old “monsters” that kids learn (kind of) about as a kid and who sticks with us through thick and thin.
So what’s better then to talk about Mel Brooks Dracula : Dead and Loving it?
A fun look at one of the oldest legends in the book, starring the ever funny Leslie Nielsen as the Count himself.
Continue reading Dracula : Dead and Loving It (1995)