Tag Archives : DVDs

Notes On A DVD: The Green Hornet


Not strictly a comic book adaptation – Green Hornet originated as a radio series in 1936 (the film states that it was based on the radio series): a newspaper publisher who fights crime as a masked hero by night with assistant Kato. It has had a complicated multi-media life since then: two movie serials in 1940/1941; various comic book series,…

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Notes On A DVD: Jonah Hex


Is Jonah Hex one of the worst movies with a decent cast of actors ever? Josh Brolin as Hex, John Malkovitch as Quentin Turnbull (the villain of the piece), the awesome Michael Fassbender, Will Arnett in a straight role (although I do feel sorry for him – he’s a good actor but he’s an electric comedy actor and you always…

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Talking About The Indiana Jones Trilogy


[Yes, I said ‘trilogy’: to me, the fourth film is just the inspiration for a fun but silly Lego game, so I shall ignore it.] I recently watched the first three Indiana Jones films, and it got me thinking about them, so here are some of the thoughts that occurred to me while watching them again. Raiders Of The Lost…

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DVD Reminiscing: Highlander


Highlander was a near-perfect film for me when it came out in 1986, when I was a teenager: it was set in New York, a city that had (and has) great allure for me; it was about an immortal man who was good with a samurai sword; it was wonderfully violent, with heads being cut off with swords throughout; and…

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Notes On A DVD: The Infidel


I had hoped to see this film when it came out in the cinema, but timings and cinema availability were against me, so I was glad to finally catch up with it on DVD, which is where it is more at home than the big screen. David Baddiel, a comedian and writer for whom I have a certain fondness since…

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Old Notes On Some Films I Watched


[Continuing a theme, here are some old notes on films I watched and wrote about and then promptly forgot about instead of posting them on the blog. However, these were just films I watched on television, rather than on DVD. It’s almost completely different.] Jude An adaptation of Thomas Hardy novel (Jude The Obscure), directed by Michael Winterbottom. Christopher Eccleston…

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Old Notes On DVDs: Part 5


[Yes, I’m still talking about films I saw on DVD a long time ago, wrote about and then forgot to post on my blog, but I’m now doing that very thing.] The Queen This is a television movie, pure and simple, but it is well done and has a strong performance from Helen Mirren – but Oscar worthy? I’m not…

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Old Notes On DVDs: Part 4


[Because nobody demanded it: even more old notes on fairly old films I watched on DVD a while ago, wrote things about and then forgot to post them before.] The Holiday The most impressive aspect to this film is the fact that Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jack Black appear in this very average romcom. There is nothing…

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