Monthly Archives: January 2012

True Grit 2010

The 1969 True Grit is considered a minor classic by many moviegoers, featuring a strong cast, headed by John Wayne at his best (or worst depending on your point of view) and a classic western story, it was a critical … Continue reading

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Laputa Castle in the Sky (1986)

Laputa Castle in the Sky is an action packed, imaginative animation from Japanese company Studio Ghibli, it was the Studio’s first full length feature. Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, it is an unusual blend of action and fantasy following … Continue reading

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The Color Purple (1985)

This review contains Spoilers By the mid 1980’s Steven Spielberg had proven himself one of the most successful men in Hollywood, with several colossal hits under his belt and the widespread adoration of the public. But many critics remained doubtful … Continue reading

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If You Survive (book)

First Published in 1987, If You Survive is an autobiographical account of one American Soldier’s experiences during the last year of the Second World War, thrown into the frontlines in Late June 1944 Second Lieutenant George Wilson (22nd Infantry Regiment, … Continue reading

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The Lord of The Rings (1978)

Peter Jackson’s Adaptations of JRR Tolkien’s trilogy are widely (and rightly acclaimed) as masterpieces of cinema, but they weren’t the first adaptation of his works. This ambitious 1978 version, directed by Ralph Bakshi (Fritz the Cat) is a flawed, dated … Continue reading

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Local Hero (1983)

Local Hero is a low-key but interesting British Comedy Drama. Directed by Bill Forsyth, and released in 1983 it has its flaws, but also strengths. ‘Mac’ Macintyre (Peter Riegert) is a successful, slightly arrogant executive working for Knox Oil and … Continue reading

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The Forever War (book)

The Forever War is a somewhat dated but engrossing sci-fi novel by Author Joe Haldeman, first published as a serial in Analogue Magazine in the mid 1970’s, it immediately gathered critical acclaim, winning several awards, though it is not without … Continue reading

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