Tag: James Cameron

Terminator Genisys (2015)
Film Review

Terminator Genisys (2015)

Once the standard-bearer for electrifying, ferocious science fiction, the Terminator films have stalled somewhat in recent years. A couple of increasingly flaky sequels have dulled much of the series’ sharp edge and turned what was a remarkably gruesome story into sub-par blockbuster dross. Alan Taylor plays his trump card in […]

Feature, Spotlight

Rambo In The ’80s

No, I am not one of those people who ignores sequels that they just don’t like. A) I don’t do that, and B) I really quite like Rambo (2008). I am only looking at three Rambo movies in this particular piece because December is ’80s month and Rambo IS the […]

Feature, Film Review

Side by Side (2012)

The big hitters from the world of cinema way in on the digital debate in this documentary helmed, rather improbably, by Keanu Reeves. Side By Side is sure to intrigue cinephiles. Cinema is in a state of flux. Digital technology now sits alongside the age-old format of photochemical film in […]

Feature, Film Review

Titanic 3D (1997)

Re-released to mark the 100 year anniversary of one of history’s most famous tragedies (or for you more cynical readers; a chance for James Cameron to milk some more cash from his obsession with stereoscopic filmmaking) Titanic 3D sees one of Hollywood’s most successful blockbusters sail its way back onto […]

Feature, Festivals, Spotlight

EIFF 2011 – An Overview

So that’s it then. The credits have rolled, everyone can breathe a sigh of relief and cinema staff in Edinburgh can stop being irritated by a swarm of people turning up at free screening after free screening to try and catch “the next big thing”. EIFF 2011 was a strange […]

Film Review

The Terminator (1984)

A landmark sci-fi action movie from director James Cameron, it’s almost as much fun nowadays to look at just how full of irony The Terminator is. A movie that has proved to be so influential and have such a lasting legacy yet Harlan Ellison was able to get an out […]

DVD Review

True Lies (1994)

Arnold Schwarzenegger is always fascinating to watch. He was in his prime from the mid-‘80s to the early ‘90s, and what better way to make cinematic magic happen than by putting him smackdab in a light-hearted, James Bond-spoofing outrageous action comedy directed by his old Terminator buddy, James Cameron? Happily, […]

DVD Review, Feature

Avatar (2009)

Possibly as the majority of DVD/Blu-Ray buyers have done, I originally saw ‘Avatar’ in the cinema after being led into the tiresome hype regarding Digital 3D. ‘Avatar’ was also, apparently, the most expensive piece of film-making ever, which miraculously to many also meant the film had to be the greatest […]

Feature, News

Bigelow wins Oscar battle of the Ex’s

We saw an Oscar first last night with Kathryn Bigelow becoming the first  woman in Academy Awards history to win best director. Her low-budget  Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker also won best film and four other  awards. Delivering a knock out blow to her ex-husband James Cameron’s  huge-budget Avatar […]