Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999) Review

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999) Review

The 1999 direct-to-video production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a curious beast. Studio-bound but theatrically inspired, it also takes the opportunity to frame the musical itself inside its most natural home, that of a school assembly. There’s a touch of THE WIZARD OF OZ too, because the staff and ..

Shark Weak 2 has only just begun but I’ve already had it with these motherf***in’ sharks on this motherf***in’ blog. Deep Blue Sea (1999) #SharkWeak2 Review

Shark Weak 2 has only just begun but I’ve already had it with these motherf***in’ sharks on this motherf***in’ blog. Deep Blue Sea (1999) #SharkWeak2 Review

Fittingly, we open #SharkWeak2 not with a terrible shark movie, but with a surprisingly seminal one with many of the modern sharksploitation tropes finding their roots in this turn of the millennium action adventure. When rogue scientist Dr Susan McAlester (Saffron Burrows) makes a last-ditch appeal to her corporate sponsor Russell Franklin (Samuel L Jackson) ..

Across The View Askewniverse: Dogma (1999) Review

Across The View Askewniverse: Dogma (1999) Review

His confidence and box office credibility restored, 1999 saw Smith take his most ambitious and provocative step ever with a free-wheelingly blasphemous road trip which dives deep into Catholic lore and expands the View Askewniverse to a positively cosmic scale. “Dogma” is a high concept ecumenical caper which simultaneously satirises and reaffirms faith. In amongst ..

The World Is Not Enough (1999) Review

The World Is Not Enough (1999) Review

With Brosnan firmly established in the public’s mind as Bond and the franchise now one of the undisputed cinema heavyweights, things were looking good for 007 as the new millennium approached. Taking its title from Bond’s family motto – “The World Is Not Enough” – as revealed in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, new scriptwriters ..

Take the red pill and revisit The Matrix (1999) on its 20th Anniversary.

Take the red pill and revisit The Matrix (1999) on its 20th Anniversary.

So influential and so ingrained in movie legend now, it’s hard to remember there was a time before “The Matrix” was a pop culture touchstone. Itself a synthesis of 20th century sci-fi and anime tropes it blended high-minded spirituality with gritty cyberpunk noir and – still – breathtakingly innovative special effects and fight choreography to ..

Who ya gonna call? A Ghostbuster and a Starship Trooper. Shark Attack (1999) #SharkWeak🦈 Review