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A star is reborn ……..
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A star is reborn ……..

  Movieland likes to think ahead. So, with this in mind, lets look forward to September 2018, the date chosen by Warner Brothers for the release of their big budget remake of the iconic ‘Hollywood’ movie, A Star is Born. The studio have announced plans to revamp the classic film […]

TRAILER PARK – Office Christmas Party
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TRAILER PARK – Office Christmas Party

  Here’s one which seems to have almost slipped unnoticed beneath the radar – Office Christmas Party. Watching the trailer one begins to understand why. Featuring – amongst a host of lesser known stars – the king and queen of risqué adult humour, Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston – this […]

TRAILER PARK – Sing
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TRAILER PARK – Sing

  The similarities between Sing – the new animated feature which focuses on a group of highly competitive animals (with disturbingly human characteristics), who enter a singing competition with the hope of hitting the big time – and the TV shows of a certain Mr Cowell are unmistakable.     […]

‘Sound bite’ of the week ……..
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‘Sound bite’ of the week ……..

“Never let them see you in public after you’ve turned 35. You’re finished if you do!”     Actress Norma Shearer – who won the Best Actress award at the Oscars on this day in 1930, for her role in The Divorcee (1930) – on the secret of growing old […]

TRAILER PARK – A Cure For Wellness
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TRAILER PARK – A Cure For Wellness

  Why, you may ask, do studios have to tease the public by releasing trailers for films so long in advance? Because they’re not stupid. Take for instance the recent preview for the new thriller A Cure for Wellness, which doesn’t come out until next March.       Following […]

TRAILER PARK – BEN-HUR
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TRAILER PARK – BEN-HUR

This September sees a blockbuster reimagining of one of cinema’s greatest interpretations of a story from bible times – BEN-HUR.  The big screen treatment of the story of a Jewish prince who is pitted against his one time Roman friend in the arena in Rome was a smash hit in […]

TRAILER PARK – Barry Lyndon
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TRAILER PARK – Barry Lyndon

  There really is little you can say about director Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 masterpiece Barry Lyndon, apart from the fact that it is one of the most exquisite pieces of film ever made.  There is every chance that you’ve seen it on DVD.  However to see it on the big […]

TRAILER PARK – Swallows and Amazons
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TRAILER PARK – Swallows and Amazons

  There’s a well known habit in the world of film and television that, if you can’t find something new, remake a classic.  Take Swallows and Amazons – author Arthur Ransome’s timeless coming of age tale set in the English Lake District – which was made into the hit family film […]

‘Sound bite’ of the week …..
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‘Sound bite’ of the week …..

‘I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family – and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.’ Frank Sinatra, the American singer and actor, who died at the age of […]

TRAILER PARK – Mother’s Day
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TRAILER PARK – Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day in the UK may actually have passed for another year, but that doesn’t mean that a film (based around the occasion) can’t fun.  Whether this new one featuring Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts, is something worth taking your mother to watch remains to be seen.  However, […]