Monthly Archives: December 2016

Review -National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Few things signal the Christmas period than the appearance of Clark W Griswold and his family prepping for their festive vacation. Yes, for the next Christmas film on the Film Geeky list, it is 1989’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The third in the Vacation series sees Chevy Chase returning to the role of Griswold patriarch with the return of Beverly D’Angelo

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Review – Sully

What is the story that takes place after the most famous plane water landing of all time – the Miracle on the Hudson? That is the tale that director Clint Eastwood brings us with the film Sully. Based on the true story of Captain Chelsea Sullenberger the pilot on flight UA1549 which, on the January 15th 2009 landed on the

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Trailer – Spiderman : Homecoming

The first trailer for Spiderman Homecoming has arrived! My favourite moments from Captain America : Civil War, featured the new Spiderman played by Tom Holland (The Impossible, In the Heart of the Sea). The appearances were Holland’s first as Spidey, but with a known full film coming in 2017  – Spiderman : Homecoming. His appearance was born out of the

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Review – Scrooged

The build up to Christmas now finds us at Bill Murray’s 1988 modern day retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Directed by Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon / The Goonies / Superman), the film represented Murray’s first return to a comedy lead role since the 1984 Ghostbusters (in fact he’d only really had one full lead role in that time

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Review – Love Actually

Love…actually…is all around… As part of my Christmas build up, I’ve recently re-watched the 2003 Richard Curtis written and directed Love Actually. The film features a large ensemble cast and works across a number of different types of love stories weaving together through family relationships, coincidence and social links in a way that creates a hugely engaging tale in the

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An early glimpse of Tom Cruise’s ‘The Mummy’ and his next potential franchise…

Do you remember when Tom Cruise ‘didn’t do sequels’? Before Mission Impossible 2, it was something he’d never done. Since that point though, there is an increasing sense that the actor is looking to franchises as the basis for his box office strength. Not only has the mission impossible series now delivered over $2 billion, the most recent two films

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