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  • The Hearse

    The Hearse 1980

    ★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2015 1

    The PG rating is largely to blame for The Hearse's failings as a horror film, with the horror element being severely down-played resulting in what often feels like a plodding drama with soap-opera undertones.

    PG horror can (and does) work, however The Hearse is unfortunately also plagued by a dull story, which on paper probably looked and sounded better than the result on screen... I mean, a film where a demonic hearse terrorises a young woman who has inherited an…

  • The Others

    The Others 2001

    ★★★ Rewatched 13 Dec, 2014

    Worth a look, but if you want to see a great adaptation of Henry James' infamous and oft referenced story 'The Turn of the Screw', rather than just an okay one, then I'd point you in the direction of Jack Clayton's The Innocents.

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  • Batman

    Batman 1966

    ★★★★ Rewatched 22 Mar, 2013 8

    Why I love this film so much:

    - The Bat Copter!
    - Bitch-slapping an exploding shark
    - Dodgy Irish accented cop
    - 'That' theme tune
    - The Bat Boat!
    - The nobility of a suicidal porpoise (!)
    - A ball point banana
    - Jet-pack umbrellas
    - "Bless my dust pan!" & "Holy Halloween!"
    - 'Dehydrated' pirates.
    - "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb!"
    - 'Re-hydrated' pirates
    - The Bat Cycle!
    - Cat in a dinghy
    - Umbrella/sword duel atop a submarine
    - Bat Centrifuge!
    - Bat ropes!

    In summary: Forget Nolan's films; watch this instead.

  • Sucker Punch

    Sucker Punch 2011

    Watched 20 Apr, 2013

    Before they added all the slo-mo, this was apparently a 6 minute music video.