Although this version of the story differs from the original novel, there is much to recommend it for. The film is well paced and atmospheric but it's greatest strength is the excellent cast, particularly the three leads. It's nice to see Christopher Lee playing the romantic role as a change to his usual monsters and Peter Cushing is brilliant as Holmes, his performance being the definitive as he makes the character believable and interesting. This film also features the best ever casting of Dr Watson. Andre Morell moves away from the bumbling fool of other Holmes films and makes Watson intelligent, capable and even dashing. Morell's charismatic performance is all the more welcome as 'Hounds' is the story which puts Watson centre stage for most of the plot. It's a shame he never played the part again as he and Cushing make the perfect Holmes and Watson. If only Hammer had made a series of Holmes films.
In 1906, in China, Professor Alexander Saxton discovers an ancient frozen fossil in the remote Province of Szechuan. He brings the remains of the being in a box to Shanghai and boards a trans-Siberian train, where he meets his acquaintance Dr. Wells. During the trip, a life force trapped in the frozen creature is released, killing and stealing the memories of the passengers.Horror Express can be [...]
Amazing Adventure-Fantasy miniseries! A prequel to the classic Peter Pan stories, it sets out to explain how Peter and the Lost Boys came to live in Neverland, before the arrival of Wendy Darling and her brothers. Neverland is a realm of white jungles and legendary mysteries of eternal youth, where unknown friends and enemies snatched from time welcome the new travelers with both excitement and tr [...]
This psychological short-film has gained cult following, especially given the heights which Nolan's now climbed since making it.The film concerns a grungy man, in a filthy apartment. He is anxious and paranoid, trying to kill a small bug-like creature that is scurrying on the floor. It is revealed that the bug resembles a miniature version of himself. He squashes the bug with his shoe. However, ev [...]
Amazing story and a tear jerker! Pixar did it again!**PG | 7min | Animation, Short, Family | 2019 (USA)**A father discovers that his son is different from other kids in the most unusual way. To keep them both safe from judgement, Dad covers him and keeps him out of sight.*Speaking as a parent to two autistic children, this film has been excellently made. I don't think everyone will 'get it' but ce [...]
What happens with robots just after apocalypse?A film that explores the questions of existence through the eye of a lonely service robot. It was definitely inspired by things like Wall-E and Fallout 4, however Big Boom has it"s own unique voice as well. Perhaps a bit bleaker than it"s influences (or optimistic depending on how you interpret the ending).Written and Directed by: Brian WatsonStars: M [...]
Tense, dramatic and emotional coming-of-age story!Father and daughter scavenge for precious materials through alien jungle on a dangerous planet. Tense and atmospheric, perfectly demonstrates how ingenuity and a do-it-yourself mentality remain the most essential tools in any filmmaker’s arsenal, no matter how much technology, or budget is available. The overall story behind Prospect is one of ol [...]