MOVIES – Double Jeopardy – True Women

MOVIES – Double Jeopardy – True Women

July 16, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  DOUBLE JEOPARDY (1999)                     Box-office returns of over $100 million in the USA alone, coupled with it topping the popularity poll for three weeks in the year it was released, indicate that Double Jeopardy (1999) has been a financially successful movie, despite the critics (generally) being unimpressed by it, and […]

MOVIES – An Officer & a Gentleman (1982)

MOVIES – An Officer & a Gentleman (1982)

July 1, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (1982)                                Oscar-winner Lou Gossett Jr. This movie proved to be a box-office hit in 1982. Leading man Richard Gere plays Zack Mayo, a navy brat with a bad attitude, […]

MOVIES – PT26.

MOVIES – PT26.

June 1, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  THE WIND AND THE LION (1975)                       This uneven and generally silly movie is based (very, very loosely) on a real incident that took place in Tangier, Morocco in October 1904. It focuses on the kidnapping of an American ex-patriot […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT24.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT25.

May 17, 2021 Alan Royle 6

  OUT OF AFRICA (1985)                 I recently treated myself to another viewing of the wonderful Out of Africa, quite simply because I wanted to bask in Meryl Streep’s stunning performance yet again. I read that she perfected her Danish accent by listening to recordings of author Karen Blixen reading her […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT24.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT24.

May 2, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  SIXTEEN CANDLES (1984)                        Over the years this picture has somehow managed to attain cult status as a prime example of teen comedy at its best. I watched it a second (and final) time a few days ago and […]

GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

April 29, 2021 Alan Royle 5

  GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) Clark Gable as Rhett Butler At the risk of alienating much of the English-speaking world, I must admit that I am not of that huge selection of movie fans who think GWTW is the be-all and end-all in Hollywood movies. It is an entertaining […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT21.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT23.

April 14, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  THE OMEN (1976)                Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) is the US Ambassador to Great Britain in this movie. He and wife Katherine (Lee Remick) are desperate for a child of their own so, when their baby is stillborn, Robert arranges through a priest […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT22.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT22.

April 5, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  HOW THE WEST WAS WON (1962)                       How The West Was Won (1962) was an ambitious attempt to encapsulate several stages of American history and westward expansion, over several decades in the nineteenth century (1839-89), and to squeeze the findings […]

GREAT MOVIE DIALOGUE- PT6.

GREAT MOVIE DIALOGUE- PT6.

March 24, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (1965)             It is difficult to comprehend why this adventure film with a first-rate cast was a box-office failure. But it was, despite it containing no fewer than five Oscar-winning actors in its line-up – James Stewart, Peter Finch, Sir Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine and […]