Improvements to picture and sound quality are only some of the benefits of having films in digital formats. It also gives studios the scope to make full use of the disc space. VHS tried to incorporate the idea of bonus Continue reading What a Bonus!
Whether you see films in the cinema or deliberately wait for it to come out on DVD / Blu-Ray, the cost of keeping up with recent blockbusters can mean silly prices. High Street stores do themselves out of business making Continue reading Where Do Films Come From?
As I start to type, I suppose this is where I inevitably end up listing a version of my ever-changing list of Top 10 favourite films but I’ll try to be a bit broader than that. OK, let’s get the Continue reading Where to start
There comes a time when you’ve got kids that they go through a period of watching the same Disney or Pixar films on hard rotation and it almost becomes a blur. However, sometimes, you get to introduce your kids to Continue reading Last Film I Watched
I’ve always enjoyed films. Apparently it’s not uncommon to feel that the films you see when you’re at a certain age are the types of film that generally resonate with you as you get older. In my early teens it Continue reading Kindred Spirits
In 2012 I had a number of things on my radar. The Dark Knight Rises was most definitely the top of the list. Nothing would have stopped me seeing that on opening weekend. Skyfall was another must-see as far as Continue reading Looking Backwards and Forwards
Remakes can indeed make something better. Heat is better than LA Takedown for example, but in that instance it was Michael Mann having another crack at his own film. Simply returning to a film because you’ve run out of ideas Continue reading Remakes: Please Stop!
Anyone who is familiar with the Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode Film Review show on Radio 5Live will know what I’m talking about. Cinema etiquette. How to behave in a polite society. I’ve paid enough money to watch this film, Continue reading The Code of Conduct
When someone starts doing truly excellent work, it’s no surprise that others try to follow in their wake. If someone strikes gold, there’s normally an opportunist waiting nearby. Pixar had to work really hard to take digital animation from, well, Continue reading Quality v The Sausage Machine
Sometimes you just want to sit down and watch a film. In fact, when you’re in the mood for watching a film, that’s what you want, the film. Not 2 mins of waiting for the overly complex DVD menu structure Continue reading DVD Menus