Spartacus, 1960. Stanley Kubrick.

It’s taken me longer than expected to really start looking at Stanley Kubrick’s films. Alas, the journey has now begun. I’m already learning so much about the director, some people class as the greatest ever, now including me. The film I’m looking at today is Spartacus, the elephant in the room so to speak. It […]

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet.

I have recently just finished watched Mystery Science Theater 3000’s latest offering, The Gauntlet and it was superb. MST3K is now celebrating 30 years of existence and for me, this latest series has been something completely special. To be honest, I Can’t remember if this show was available in the UK back in the day, but I do remember seeing […]

Yellow Submarine: My Journey into Science-Fiction Part 9. Sailing the Seas of Time.

Yellow Submarine: My Journey into science-fiction part 9.    Release date: 17 July 1968 (United Kingdom)   Director: George Dunning   Released: January 1969   Story by: John Lennon, Lee Minoff   Before I get started, yes, I know this is more fantasy than science-fiction, but I really love the link between Children of Men, Yellow Submarine and John Lennon in part 8.  If you would […]

The Shining: Gold and Evil and Sunshine.

The Shining 1980. Release date: 7 November 1980 (United Kingdom) Director: Stanley Kubrick Film series: The Shining Story by: Stephen King Screenplay: Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson There is something very beautiful about the opening scene of The Shining. Once you watch it, it’s carved into your imagination forever as you watch Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) drive his car up to the Overlook Hotel. Automatically […]