Dark Horse

The rise in prominence of the man-child, the stay at home adult, is more common now than at any time in the recent past. Circumstances in these financially constrained times mean that adult children ...

Mirrors

In our Second Chance cinema strand, Moviescramble casts its eyes over the 2008 horror film Mirrors. In terms of critical acclaim horror films are generally given a bit of a kicking. Most reviewers te...

This Property Is Condemned

It is always of interest to see a film that has been re-evaluated years after it was classed as a flop and an artistic failure.  was not well received upon its cinematic release in nineteen sixty-six...

The Way

Self discovery is one of the subjects that tend to crop up on a regular basis in the movies. They tend to be featured a lot in the lower end, TV movie of the week style film that comes across as bein...

Dredd

I may as well front up. I am a Judge Dredd fan. I grew up with 2000 AD and many of its stories still rank highly among my favorites. Top of the list are the tales of Dredd and his world. I was one of...

Point Blank

I’ve always had a great admiration for the actor Lee Marvin. To me he appeared to be the consummate action star. I seem to have grown up watching his films on television. With the ability to pl...

Star Wars Prequel Trilogy Revisited

When you mention you’re a Star Wars fan to anyone outside your normal social circle, you tend to get one of two reactions. One is the “Eurgh, what did I just step on?” look as they incons...

My Essential Christmas Films

Seeing as how it’s Christmas and all, I thought I’d share with you my favourite Christmas films. Santa Clause: The Movie  A film that didn’t do too well at the box office, it went o...

The Magnificent Showman

As part of our Second Chance Cinema strand we look at the 1964 film The Magnificent Showman. There came a period in John Wayne’s career where he stopped playing the part as presented in the scr...