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  • The Shining

    The Shining 1980

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Sep, 2016

    From the gliding aerial shots in the opening credits through to the cameras ghost like drifting through many of the hotel corridors -this film mesmorises and always seems fresh and new. (apart from the hotel carpet which is far beyond retro) Not only is The Shining one of my all time favourite films but it also has one of my all time favourite scenes in film: as Jack Nicholson looks down at a scale model of the hedge maze and…

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984

    ★★★★ Rewatched 19 Sep, 2016

    Wes Craven was one of the main players in the Horror genre and with his sad passing back in August it’s time to put on this classic one more time. A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of those films that’s embedded in my life, watched originally when I was far too young it quickly became a cult favourite for all kids my age. There it remained as part of my cinematic history. With such an iconic character in Freddy…

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  • Kick-Ass

    Kick-Ass 2010

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Sep, 2012 1

    A superb creation. Matthew Vaughn brings the previously little known comic book "Kick-Ass" to life on the big screen, and boy does he do a fantastic job. Kick-Ass follows the story of Dave Lizewski who's had enough of the bullies and takes matters into his own hands - becoming the wet suit clad hero Kick-Ass. The story is detailed with some excellent links to a huge number of films and comics. We are introduced to a host of great characters…

  • Predator

    Predator 1987

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Oct, 2012 2

    You've seen it a hundred times...but it never loses its charm. This classic Arnie Sci-Fi Action-er sees a crack team of commandos on a rescue mission in the Central American jungle. The mission goes from bad to worse as they soon realise a dangerous alien predator is hunting them down. This is one of my favourite Arnie films. It's tense, fast paced and full to the brim with enough action and bullets to take down a small country. It has…