Category Archives: Cinema

Dial M for Murder in 3D, resurrected

A couple of years ago I called for the release of some of the 3D movies released during the format’s brief spurt of popularity in the early 1950s. One of the last movies made in 3D at the time was … Continue reading

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Better blacks in The Hunger Games

Last night I went to see The Hunger Games at my local cinema, Limelight at Tuggeranong. After my disappointing experience a couple of months ago, I was a bit worried that I might not enjoy the movie due to picture … Continue reading

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Total Recall Mark II

I don’t quite know what to think. It seems that a new version of Total Recall is coming out this year. There’s not much info in the synopsis, but it looks like Mars isn’t involved. What’s the bet that Philip … Continue reading

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Dirty glass, dull bulb

Well, that was disappointing. This evening I went to see Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows at the local cinema. The movie was okay, but I fear that I failed to enjoy it because I was totally distracted by the … Continue reading

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If you like scary movies, I’d recommend Insidious, made by Australian duo James Wan and Leigh Whannell. I’ve just posted its tech details, and noticed the front cover of the US version of the Blu-ray. This notes in promotional terms … Continue reading

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Why make a classic movie 3D?

Because it might make lots of money. Say, $US30.15 million in its opening weekend, topping the box office.

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i Check Movies

Do you like lists? Do you like movies? One of my daughters has drawn my attention to a web site that joins those two likings together, and features an attractive design to boot. The ‘check’ in is a tick. … Continue reading

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Do we have only ourselves to blame?

Matt Briggs emailed me a link to this very interesting article in the New York Post on why movies are so dreadful: ‘Everything that’s wrong with Hollywood — We have only ourselves (and directors, actors, China) to blame‘. Of course, … Continue reading

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Are movies getting worse?

One of the four blogs I read nearly every day is that of the good professor William M Briggs, Statistician. He hits nearly all the right buttons for me. Moderately and thoughtfully conservative, and a great proponent of the view … Continue reading

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A little IMDB treasure

The movie review section of the Internet Movie Database is often quite interesting. One of the reviews seems to be picked up randomly for the main page of a movie. Some of these seem to be from people spruiking the … Continue reading

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