My Favourite Films #50: Flash Gordon

Camp isn't really something you get as a kid. For example, I used to settle in every afternoon and watch the Adam West Batman series, and I was gripped by it. Sure, I thought the villains' schemes and gizmos were ridiculous, but I'd still tune in to see if Batman would escape. Similarly, when I … Continue reading My Favourite Films #50: Flash Gordon

My Favourite Films #49: The Running Man

It's always interesting watching old sci-fi movies and seeing how quickly they imagined we'd balls everything up. George Orwell thought that by 1984 we'd be living under a totalitarian regime, constantly observed. John Carpenter went for 1997 as the year by which New York had become a prison colony. Of course, some of the joy … Continue reading My Favourite Films #49: The Running Man

My Favourite Films #45: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars was a game changer in many ways, in terms of blockbusters and memorabilia but it's the second movie in the original trilogy that's impact is still felt. Countless film series made since has attempted to follow the Empire model with the second movie having a darker, more downbeat ending that leaves the heroes in poor … Continue reading My Favourite Films #45: The Empire Strikes Back

My Favourite Films #43: The Princess and the Frog

Long time readers will know that I've been doing the Disney Classics films in order, but I'm going to jump ahead to include this on my list of favourite movies. This movie was Disney returning to their roots with a fairy tale inspired story rendered in traditional animation and introducing the latest Disney Princess. And … Continue reading My Favourite Films #43: The Princess and the Frog