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  • Blu News – 2 for April

    News April

    A couple of titles which have been mentioned before are now confirmed for dual format (BD + DVD) releases at the end of April in the UK via Powerhouse/Indicator... Read more

    Posted on 25 February 2017 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Little Red Monkey

    Little Monkey

    Topicality is often seen as a desirable quality in films. Movies are and were, above all else, made to earn money, and what better way to do so than to present... Read more

    Posted on 21 February 2017 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Quatermass and the Pit

    Quatermass

    Once upon a time it was quite common to see movies either inspiring TV shows or leading to direct spin-offs. This still happens of course but it doesn't seem... Read more

    Posted on 15 February 2017 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Kansas City Confidential

    Kansas City Confidential

    Just a glance at the ingredients is sometimes enough to tell you you're going to like the house specialty. First up, we have a carefully planned and executed... Read more

    Posted on 06 February 2017 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Blu News – The Big Heat

    News Heat

    It's just been brought to my attention that March will see the release in the UK of Fritz Lang's stripped down, mean and moody film noir The Big Heat. The... Read more

    Posted on 31 January 2017 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Fort Massacre

    Fort Massacre

    It's been said that everything has its own time, its place in the overall scheme, and I guess that's true of art in general and movies in this particular... Read more

    Posted on 26 January 2017 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Tall Man Riding

    Tall Riding

    It's been a good few months now since I last featured a western on this site, not that the site itself has been all that active of course, so I thought it... Read more

    Posted on 17 January 2017 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Thing from Another World

    Thing from Another World

    I bring you a warning: Everyone of you listening to my voice, tell the world, tell this to everybody wherever they are. Watch the skies. Everywhere. Keep... Read more

    Posted on 04 January 2017 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Blu News – Two Rode Together

    News Rode Together

    It's just been announced by Eureka that John Ford's Two Rode Together will be released as a dual format (Both Blu-ray DVD) package in March 2017 and will be u... Read more

    Posted on 22 December 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Bad and the Beautiful

    Beautiful

    Don't worry. Some of the best movies are made by people working together who hate each other's guts. Seeing as Kirk Douglas celebrates his 100th birthday today ... Read more

    Posted on 09 December 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • More Underrated Movies…

    More Underrated Movies…

    Having submitted a few of these lists in the past, I've passed another one along to Brian at the Rupert Pupkin Speaks site. This time it's a selection of... Read more

    Posted on 02 December 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Hugh O’Brian

    Hugh O’Brian

    I guess most articles will focus on the fact Hugh O'Brian played the lead on The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, and that's fair enough. However, any fan of the... Read more

    Posted on 05 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Strongroom

    Strongroom

    Suspense is one of the most attractive aspects of any work of fiction, regardless of whether it's literary or cinematic. There are all kinds of dramatic... Read more

    Posted on 04 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    Adventures Sherlock Holmes

    I'm going to break you Holmes. I'm going to bring off right under your nose the most incredible crime of the century, and you'll never suspect it until it's... Read more

    Posted on 21 August 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Three Hours to Kill

    Three Hours Kill

    The last few posts on this site have seen the subsequent discussions spin off in various directions, taking in the idea of the auteur in cinema, the use of... Read more

    Posted on 11 August 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Madigan

    Madigan

    A little like the western, the crime story has remained one of the constants of genre filmmaking down the years. Any story which involves elements of crime has... Read more

    Posted on 01 August 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Apache Territory

    Apache Territory

    The low budget western was arguably as important a representative of the genre as it's more illustrious and more expensive cousins. The sheer quantity of... Read more

    Posted on 23 July 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Horizons West

    Horizons West

    There are movies which look like they have everything going for them: a director with a substantial and significant reputation, a strong cast, and a promising... Read more

    Posted on 12 July 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Ambush

    Ambush

    Mention cavalry films to anyone familiar with classic era movies, and westerns in particular, and the odds are they will immediately think of John Ford. Read more

    Posted on 25 April 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Panhandle

    Panhandle

    Certain plot devices come up time and again in westerns, so much so that they can start to feel like old friends after a while. Read more

    Posted on 18 April 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES