Diaries ready – important dates for film fans

While many of us are familiar with the reasons why 1st January, 31st October and 25th December are commemorated, would you be able to tell me the significance of 4th May, 31st July or 22nd September? These three dates are noteworthy to many film fans, especially to those who, like myself, enjoy the fantasy and sci-fi genres. In case you weren’t... Continue Reading →

[Movies of the Month] May

MAY NEW RELEASES Mad Max: Fury Road - Utterly bonkers and high octane entertainment, an absolute adrenaline rush. ★★★★ The Water Diviner - Weaving several genres into one, Russell Crowe's directorial debut is a hit, pulling on your heart strings against the backdrop of war. ★★★★ 1ST TIMERS Days of Thunder - A loud, fast-paced, entertaining product of its time. ★★★... Continue Reading →

[Trilogy Thursday] Star Wars

Max and I are back with another edition of Trilogy Thursday. This week we take a look at the original Star Wars trilogy, starring Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) Claire From the excellent imagination of George Lucas came one of... Continue Reading →

Memorabilia 2011

When I went to Memorabilia last year it was my very first visit to the event, and I wasn't really sure what to expect. Dubbed the ‘ultimate collectors’ show’ by the organizers, the MCM Expo Group, I thought there might be the odd person dressed up and that the majority of the stalls would have... Continue Reading →

Rapunzel is crowned the 10th Disney Princess

Yesterday - 2nd October - Rapunzel was officially welcomed as the 10th Disney Princess. The long-haired lovely joins Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Snow White and Tiana. As previously mentioned, I'm a big Disney fan. However, when it comes to royalty, I'd prefer to be of the elven kind, perhaps someone along the lines... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Fantasy Movie Locations

I've been thinking about doing a top 10 for a while -- top 10 comic book adaptations, top 10 film baddies, top 10 mythical creatures -- and now I've decided on my very first one. One of the things I love about watching movies is that they are a window to something unusual, something out... Continue Reading →

Auction update: Darth Vader and John Wayne

Film memorabilia currently making the rounds at auction: A rare Darth Vader costume made for The Empire Strikes Back is to be sold at auction in two weeks. Christies will be selling the costume in its Popular Culture: Film and Entertainment auction on 25th November in South Kensington, London. It has a pre-sale estimate of... Continue Reading →

Cult classics: Mamma Mia or Labyrinth?

I love lists. I love making them and the satisfaction of ticking things off. I like reading other people's lists too because it's an insight into their world and how their mind works. Now Total Film's guide to the 34 Greatest Cult Movies of All Time is very interesting. I'm only in my early twenties and out of the... Continue Reading →

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