FILM #56-DECEMBER CHALLENGE 2
Neil Marshall is quite remarkably, English. I thought for sure he was a Jock with his filmography leaning heavily towards either a Scottish setting or actors. Here again it's back to the North with another version of what happened to the legendary "Ninth Legion".
Marshall has portrayed us Scots as absolute nutters. From the cannibals of "Doomsday" to the Scottish werewolves of "Dog Soldiers" he flatters us with his depiction of us as a nation. This…
FILM#55-DECEMBER CHALLENGE 2
Russell Mulcahy will forever be remembered for his fantasy adventure film "Highlander" where he made some very dodgy casting decisions. The greatest Scottish actor ever got to play an Egyptian and a heavy accented Frenchman got the honor of portraying a Scottish immortal. Here he does more of the same with Kim Basinger as of all things, a bank robber.
I was skeptical beforehand but with both super Val Kilmer and Terrence Stamp in support roles I…
When it's your birthday you get your favorite supper, your favorite tipple, birthday sex and the pick of what to watch on the television. For me it was a lovely birthday and of course the movie of choice was my all time favorite "Donnie Darko".
I saw this for the first time back in 2002 and couldn't get it out of my head for weeks. It had an unusual effect on me. I've seen thousands of films, but rarely has…