From ReadFilm: “Review: ‘China O’Brien’ (1990)”

In both academia and worldwide fandom, the American actress Cynthia Rothrock has been regarded as both the “Queen of Martial Arts” and the “Queen of Video”. After a successful few years in mainstream Hong Kong action cinema, her time had come to be returned home and launched in the American market – this came in the form... Continue Reading →

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From ReadFilm: “Review: ‘Westworld’ (1973)”

Westworld; Director: Michael Crichton; UK Distributor: CIC. Country: USA. Due to the popularity of the contemporary Westworld TV series, I thought that now would be a good opportunity to expose the 1973 film, of which the series is “inspired” by. 1973’s Westworld was written and directed by Michael Crichton, the dude who later wrote the Jurassic Park novel. The story is of two... Continue Reading →

From ReadFilm: “Review: ‘Phantasm: Ravager’ (2016)”

Phantasm: Ravager; Director: David Hartman; US Distributor: Well Go USA Entertainment; Country: USA. The first Phantasm film since 1998’s Phantasm IV: Oblivion, but the first to NOT be directed by series creator, Don Coscarelli, however, he does have a writing credit. This is… Phantasm: Ravager. My recommendation: do not watch Phantasm: Ravager if you haven’t watched the preceding films.  As one would expect, the film opens... Continue Reading →

Overhearing a Film Conversation.

So, I'm on the bus home from my post-uni curry adventure in Urmston. I have a great number of shopping bags, so I sit upstairs because the downstairs of the bus was packed-out. Moving on, forty seconds after sitting down, two rogues sat somewhere behind me are discussing comic-adapted movies - ranging from Superman III to Captain America:... Continue Reading →

Watching ‘The Terminator’ in the Cinema…

On Saturday 9th July, with my oldest friend (nicknamed "The Niko"), I watched The Terminator - the 1984 classic on the big screen. The day started off with a small venture around Manchester's "Northern Quarter" in pursuit of a bike seat, unfortunately for Niko, the seat couldn't be obtained - a heavy-ish rain doubled the misery. After... Continue Reading →

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