On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. First change of guard

After having played the role five times in the space of six years, Sean Connery had decided to stop playing James Bond, and to move on to something else. The producers were faced with the difficult task of finding an actor who could perfectly embody the characteristics of a character that Connery had pretty much …

Terminator 2 : Judgement Day. He’s back.

Ever since The Terminator came out in the Summer of 1984, and became a runaway success, audiences were clamoring for a sequel. Schwarzenegger was one of the main instigators in getting the sequel made, but conflicting schedules of both Cameron and Schwarzenegger, and the rights issues the property was tied up into, had prevented it …

The Terminator. Mechanical Nightmare

In the Summer of 1984, one of the most recognizable staples of the Science Fiction genre was released. It was a low budget movie, directed by a first-time filmmaker that would forever etch its name in the History books, which would spawn one of the best sequels of all time; rivaling with such cinematic landmarks …

You Only live Twice. 007 goes oriental.

After becoming a household name in the course of just four movies, it was decided that the franchise would be taken one step further; this time to the far East. Broccoli and Saltzman had wanted to adapt On Her Majesty’s Secret Service ever since they’d wrapped production on Goldfinger, but couldn’t pass up the opportunity …

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. The Journey begins…

When back in 1999 filmmaker Peter Jackson took it upon himself to adapt J.R.R Tolkien’s massive, and considered by some, unfilmable book to the big screen, he would embark on a filmmaking journey that would take him, and all those involved, the better part of five years to complete. It would end up being one …

The Thing. Terror from within.

On June 1982, one of the most emblematic movies of the 80s and, by extent, of the Science Fiction/Horror genre was released. It was panned upon release by critics and audiences alike, who didn’t understand its artistic and storytelling merits, and who added it to the growing list of Body Horror movies that were so …

Thunderball. First true Bond Juggernaut.

After the massive success that was Goldfinger, and the Bond character being so firmly established in the public consciousness, it was time to take it to another level; a more lavish one. Thunderball would become the first movie in the series to become a true artistic and financial Juggernaut. But the road to its production …

Goldfinger. The James Bond movie that broke molds.

Even though the United Artist-produced 007 movies were already making waves in the box office of cinemas the world over, with only two movies out at the time; Dr No and From Russia with Love, it was certainly Goldfinger that would establish itself, not only as a cinematic landmark, in terms of artistic and box …

The King of Comedy. The tragedy of life

The irony of being a great admirer of Martin Scorsese’s work over the years, and having never before seen The King of Comedy, doesn’t escape me, and it’s a tragedy in itself. Made all the more unforgivable, as this is probably one of his most rounded pictures, and probably the best of De Niro’s performances …

Parasite. Scraping for a living.

Parasite is one of the most interesting movies that came out last year, one that, given its limited release in Theaters, I wasn’t expecting to see. Ever since its release, the movie has been growing from strength to strength, thanks to strong word-of-mouth from audience, and excellent reviews throughout in the critic circles. Directed by …