Original vs. Remake: The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds (1953) vs. War of the Worlds (2005)   The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by author H. G. Wells, first published in 1897, and focused on the earth in the days of an alien invasion. 56 years later, it was adapted to a film. The originalContinue reading “Original vs. Remake: The War of the Worlds”

Classic Film Review: War of the Worlds (2005)

‘It’s a fairly decent film hampered by its acting, storytelling and time’ War of the Worlds, 2005 Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman   Classic novel, brilliant director, big-name actor, rising young actress, remake of a popular film; what could possibly go wrong? BasedContinue reading “Classic Film Review: War of the Worlds (2005)”

Classic Film Review: The Dark Night (2008)

Marvel vs. DC: The Dark Knight, 2008 Directed by: Christopher Nolan Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman   After the successful Batman Begins rebooted the franchise that Batman & Robin tried to kill, Christian Bale (Batman Begins) returns as Batman and is faced with The JokerContinue reading “Classic Film Review: The Dark Night (2008)”

Classic Film Review: Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

And the Oscar Goes to: Driving Miss Daisy, 1989 Directed by: Bruce Beresford Starring: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone, Esther Rolle   Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman, the third man to appear in three Oscar-winning films in this list, after Million Dollar Baby and Unforgiven) is hired by Boolie Werthan (Dan Aykroyd) to beContinue reading “Classic Film Review: Driving Miss Daisy (1989)”

Classic Film Review: Million Dollar Baby (2004)

And the Oscar Goes to: Million Dollar Baby, 2004 Directed by: Clint Eastwood Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman   Million Dollar baby is an American sports-drama film, centring around Margaret Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank, Logan Lucky), a waitress who aspires to become a professional boxer. After Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven) initially rejects herContinue reading “Classic Film Review: Million Dollar Baby (2004)”

Film Review: Going in Style (2017)

Going in Style, 2017 Going in Style, a heist comedy film directed by Zach Braff, is a remake of the 1979 film of the same name. It stars Morgan Freeman (Willie), Michael Caine (Joe) and Alan Arkin (Albert) as three elderly gentlemen who find out their pension has been reduced, before being withdrawn altogether. JoeContinue reading “Film Review: Going in Style (2017)”