SAVE THE LAST DANCE: a hip, hopeful MTV romance (2000 in Film #2)

20 years on from the year 2001, I’m looking back at some of the films across the year which stood out as among the more interesting, and year-defining, pictures… This week, released on the weekend of January 12th, Thomas Carter’s Save the Last Dance… Anyone who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s understands the power MTV hadContinue reading “SAVE THE LAST DANCE: a hip, hopeful MTV romance (2000 in Film #2)”

New Affiliated Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Legacyquels’

Brand new podcast appearance. In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, myself and my co-host Carl Sweeney discuss the ‘Legacyquel’, the idea proposed by Matt Singer in 2015 of what to call sequels which arrive years, sometimes decades, later – such as the recently released Bill and Ted Face the Music. They look at many filmsContinue reading “New Affiliated Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Legacyquels’”

New Affiliate Podcast: THE MOVIE PALACE – ‘Reflections in a Golden Eye’

Brand new podcast appearance. In the latest episode of The Movie Palace, myself and my guest Wynter Tyson discuss the 1967 John Huston melodrama Reflections in a Golden Eye.

Let’s give X-FILES: ALBUQUERQUE the benefit of the Truth

Fox threw fans of legendary 1990s pop-culture phenomenon The X-Files a curve ball last week by announcing the development of a brand new, spin-off series. X-Files: Albuquerque, which is currently being worked up for the network (and by extension their overlords, Disney), is planned to be an animated comedy revolving around a collection of “misfitContinue reading “Let’s give X-FILES: ALBUQUERQUE the benefit of the Truth”

X-MEN: a pioneering example for modern superhero cinema (2000 in Film #27)

This year, 20 years on from the year 2000, I’m going to celebrate the first year of cinema in the 21st century by looking back at some of the films across the year at the turn of the millennium which took No #1 at the box office for their opening weekends. This week, released onContinue reading “X-MEN: a pioneering example for modern superhero cinema (2000 in Film #27)”

SHAFT: super-empty but super-cool thrills (2000 in Film #24)

This year, 20 years on from the year 2000, I’m going to celebrate the first year of cinema in the 21st century by looking back at some of the films across the year at the turn of the millennium which took No #1 at the box office for their opening weekends. This week, released onContinue reading “SHAFT: super-empty but super-cool thrills (2000 in Film #24)”

ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE – ‘I’ll Retire to Bedlam’ (1×04 – Series Retrospective #4)

30 years old in 2020, I’m going to look at David Renwick’s unique British sitcom One Foot in the Grave to celebrate the anniversary of one of the UK’s most innovative comedy series of all time… We continue by looking at the fourth episode of the first series, I’ll Retire to Bedlam, which first aired on JanuaryContinue reading “ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE – ‘I’ll Retire to Bedlam’ (1×04 – Series Retrospective #4)”

SHANGHAI NOON: anachronistic escapism that has worn well (2000 in Film #22)

This year, 20 years on from the year 2000, I’m going to celebrate the first year of cinema in the 21st century by looking back at some of the films across the year at the turn of the millennium which took No #1 at the box office for their opening weekends. This week, released onContinue reading “SHANGHAI NOON: anachronistic escapism that has worn well (2000 in Film #22)”

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II: slick, empty, sub-James Bond spy action (2000 in Film #21)

This year, 20 years on from the year 2000, I’m going to celebrate the first year of cinema in the 21st century by looking back at some of the films across the year at the turn of the millennium which took No #1 at the box office for their opening weekends. This week, released onContinue reading “MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II: slick, empty, sub-James Bond spy action (2000 in Film #21)”

ROAD TRIP: a post-American Pie comedic artefact (2000 in Film #20)

This year, 20 years on from the year 2000, I’m going to celebrate the first year of cinema in the 21st century by looking back at some of the films across the year at the turn of the millennium which took No #1 at the box office for their opening weekends. This week, released onContinue reading “ROAD TRIP: a post-American Pie comedic artefact (2000 in Film #20)”