LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – ‘HAPPY GILMORE’ (1996)

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – ‘HAPPY GILMORE’ (1996)

July 20, 2022 Alan Royle 6

  HAPPY GILMORE (1996)               It has taken me over twenty years to bring myself to watch this movie. There were several reasons for the delay. First and foremost, I simply cannot be bothered with Adam Sandler. He can’t act, he can’t write and he can’t make me laugh. The man […]

20 of Today’s Movie Beauties

20 of Today’s Movie Beauties

July 17, 2022 Alan Royle 3

  MADELEINE STOWE: A native of Los Angeles who now spends her days with her husband on their working cattle ranch in Texas, Madeleine Stowe is actually in her early sixties, and no doubt still a knockout. Back in the late eighties and throughout the nineties, however, she was the […]

‘ULZANA’S RAID’ & ‘IVANHOE’.

‘ULZANA’S RAID’ & ‘IVANHOE’.

June 26, 2022 Alan Royle 3

  ULZANA’S RAID (1972)                  This is a particularly brutal film at times, but Ulzana’s Raid is, in my opinion, one of the better westerns to come out of the seventies. Critics appear divided on this, however. The story has no basis in fact. The green Lieutenant DeBuin (played by Bruce […]

MEMORABLE MOVIE DIALOGUE – PT8

MEMORABLE MOVIE DIALOGUE – PT8

June 20, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  Lauren Holly in Down Periscope (1996) [Lauren Holly as Lt. Emily Lake, Diving Officer aboard the diesel submarine USS Stingray, as she completes a tricky and highly dangerous manoeuvre in the 1996 comedy Down Periscope]: ‘Balls to the wall, boys!’ Gregory Peck in Twelve O’clock High (1949) [Gregory Peck as General Savage in […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

June 17, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  THE DISH (2000)                                           This movie provides a light-hearted look at Australia’s contribution to the July 20, 1969 moon landing. It contains some great soundtrack hits from the era as […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

June 5, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  THE KARATE KID (1984)                           The Karate Kid (1984) was so successful that it spawned sequels in 1986, 1989 and 1994. Ralph Macchio, who played the high school student Daniel LaRusso, was actually twenty-two years old when the picture was being shot. Furthermore, Elisabeth Shue, his girlfriend in the film, […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – ‘PUBLIC ENEMIES’ (2009)

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – ‘PUBLIC ENEMIES’ (2009)

May 21, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  PUBLIC ENEMIES (2009)              I must confess that I have been putting off watching this movie for more than a decade, unusual for me because I have always been fascinated by the criminal element in the USA of the 1930s. The synopsis tells of the efforts of the fledgling FBI […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

May 6, 2022 Alan Royle 6

  HIGH SOCIETY (1956)                     As most cinema-goers are probably aware, this movie is a musical adaptation of the 1940 film The Philadelphia Story, although it is set in Newport, Rhode Island (in order to take advantage of the famous jazz festival […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

April 21, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  WARGAMES (1983)                         This intriguing and highly entertaining film is largely due to the excellent performance by 20 year-old Matthew Broderick in only his second film. Faced with choosing between this picture and the Alex Keaton role in the TV series Family Ties, he picked the movie and Michael […]