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50 first times #17: The Great Escape (1963)

Welcome to 50 first times. For those who came in late, I’m working my way through 50 previously unseen movies, watching good films, bad films, forgotten classics, Oscar winners and everything in between. The rules are as follows: The film I watch has to be something new (for me) The film can be from any decade/genre…

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What is the best order to watch the Ghostbusters movies?

In 1984, Ghostbusters spooked its way into cinemas. The horror comedy, about a group of scientists turned spook-catchers, was a huge hit with audiences and kick-started a franchise, encompassing sequels, reboots, multiple animated shows, games, toys and more. But how many Ghostbusters movies are there? And what is the best order to watch the Ghostbusters…

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Watch: Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer

We got one! The first official trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife has arrived. And while I don’t tend to share trailers on this blog anymore (with the exception of yesterday’s Wonder Woman 1984 trailer) I simply HAD TO SHARE this one, because, well… it’s Ghostbusters! This is a brand new movie, which links back to the…

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Watch: Wonder Woman 1984 trailer

A year ago (I kid you not) I prepared a post in advance of the arrival of a Wonder Woman 1984 trailer. Today I can FINALLY publish this post! Why has it been so long? Because after I prepared the post, the film was moved to a summer 2020 release and Warner Bros. has waited…

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Caroll Spinney passes away

Sad news, folks – Sesame Street legend, Caroll Spinney has passed away at the age of 85. According to the BBC, the US puppeteer known for bringing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life, died today at his home in Connecticut. Spinney had been living with dystonia for a number of years. Sesame Workshop…

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How many Silent Night films are there?

In 1984, Silent Night, Deadly Night hacked its way into cinemas. The festive horror film, about a young man who goes on a murder spree… while dressed as Santa Claus, kick-started a series of movies. But how many Silent Night movies are there? _____ The Silent Night films in order To date, there are six…

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How many Honey, I Shrunk films are there?

In 1989, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids zapped its way into cinemas. The sci-fi comedy, about a scientist who invents a machine which accidentally shrinks his children, was a sleeper hit with audiences and led to a series of movies. But how many Honey, I Shrunk movies are there? _____ The Honey, I Shrunk films…

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The Mandalorian: A journey of integrity

**WARNING: IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE MANDALORIAN, THEN DO NOT READ THIS POST – IT’S FILLED WITH SPOILERS!** The fifth episode of The Mandalorian has recently made its debut and the series continues to impress. In my opinion, The Mandalorian is the best live-action Star Wars story since the original trilogy (yep, even better…

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