Remake Rumble Review: Whisky Galore!

When 2017’s Whisky Galore! featuring Eddie Izzard released in cinemas, people were quick to inform me that it was a remake, a remake of an extremely popular post-war comedy. After having my ignorance firmly corrected, I think it is time for a little comparison of the two! Whisky Galore! (1949) What a happy, rebellious and…

Review: Dunkirk (1958)

What with Christopher Nolan’s envisioning of the World War Two events coming soon, I wanted to check out the first big screen interpretation. During the terrifying events of World War Two, Nazi Germany was advancing across Europe and the Allied forced attempting to stop them were slowly crushed against the coast line. Dunkirk marks the…

Review: The Mummy (1932)

The Universal Monsters have been around a lot longer than Brendan Fraser. When British archaeologists uncover the tomb of Imhotep, a prince of ancient Egypt condemned to be buried alive, a curse is enacted and brings Imhotep back to life! Now stalking the world, the prince seeks to restore the life of his ancient beloved,…

Review: Westworld (1973)

With the new HBO television series Westworld coming to our screens now, I really wanted to return to the original that inspired it, Michael Crichton’s own written and directed Westworld feature from 1973. I haven’t watched this film in years, maybe even fifteen years, but I always remember it fondly. Fondly enough that in hearing…

Triple Review: The Magnificent Seven

We got ourselves a little Mexican Standoff! This is a Remake Rumble Review with a difference. While some are quick off the mark to argue the 2016’s Magnificent Seven as a worthy remake, touting their knowledge that the original was a remake too (le gasp!) I am happy to say that I had seen both…

Review: The Blair Witch Project

The youth of today can very easily dismiss and forget how influential this film really was. Three friends go into haunted woods to create a documentary about the old tale of The Blair Witch, but when they never returned only the footage remains of their last moments. This is that footage. Or so the film…

Review: The Jungle Book (1967)

Like most Disney classics, The Jungle Book is starting to show its age, but it is an enjoyable light hearted walk through the jungle with some great songs. Mowgli is a boy raised by wolves in the jungle, and while he is content living with them and the other animals, a tiger called Shere Khan…

Review: The Wizard of Oz

Having seen Oz the Great and Powerful I was inspired to go back and re-watch the two other films based off L. Frank Baum’s books, the famous 1939 MGM classic and the underrated Disney sequel from the 1980s! The Wizard of Oz (1939) An eternally timeless classic, forever referenced and loved. Personally, I have some…

Saga Review: Star Wars

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… One man had a vision, a vision that even he didn’t realise would become so popular, a story and universe not yet told in the history of cinema. George Lucas, a young an optimistic film maker, best friends with Steven Spielberg, became one of the…