Sky Cinema

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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Godzilla Raids Again (1959) Sky Staff Still, it's good fun, if you like watching a couple of guys in monster suits trashing model cities that is. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2/5 Immortal Beloved (1994) Sky Staff Puffed up and pompous, but puny, this is a stodgy pudding of a film that moves at a snail's pace and tries unsuccessfully to accommodate wildly different performing styles from actors of various countries. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
The Buddy Holly Story (1978) Sky Staff This really is a remarkable re-creation of a singer whose skill with music placed him in the same category as The Beatles a few years later. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
2/5 Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) Sky Staff With its incredible tatty special effects and outer-space dialogue, it runs like a lesser serial from the Forties. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
5/5 Some Like It Hot (1959) Sky Staff A milestone comedy to watch again and again. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
2/5 The Holiday (2006) Elliott Noble Grindingly predictable and sickeningly convenient, it's as false as a plastic tree. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
3/5 The Cell (2000) Dalia Levy A must-see for fans of dark psychological thrillers. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
4/5 American Dreamz (2006) Elliott Noble Both delights and contrivances combine to provide a bombshell final reel that is at least a dozen shades darker than anyone would expect. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
3/5 Xanadu (1980) Sky Staff Engagingly surrealistic in a pop-glitter way. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
4/5 Hot Rod (2007) Tim Evans He'll break a few ribs -- you'll split your sides. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
3/5 But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) Sky Staff It's hard to decide whether this is funny, offensive, satirical or all three. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
4/5 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) Elliott Noble With nary a cheap, under-powered motor in sight, this hairpinning if hare-brained sequel goes about its tyre-squealing business with reckless aplomb. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
3/5 Reign of Fire (2002) Tim Evans If you are prepared to overlook the gaping holes in the plot (how did the Yanks wind up on Tyneside?) then this one definitely has wings. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
1/5 Reefer Madness (1936) Sky Staff This gloriously awful film is highly recommended to lovers of stunningly bad movies. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 Blade (1998) Sky Staff Toothsome fantasy action stuff done with considerable bite. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 Jennifer's Body (2009) Sky Staff Juno scriptwriter Diablo Cody puts her poison pen to work in a slippery comic horror that unfolds like a gutted high-schooler's intestines. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
4/5 Zardoz (1974) Sky Staff Whatever your verdict, you'll agree that Sean Connery compels attention... EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
3/5 Over the Top (1987) Sky Staff The film is on the long side for its story, as it's basically an unassuming little tug-of-love tale. But you'll be cheering for Sly on both custody and arm-wrestling fronts at the artfully-staged finale. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
3/5 Hocus Pocus (1993) Sky Staff Former choreographer Kenny Ortega directs with the sort of tempo that made him a perfect fit for the High School Musicals. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 I Come in Peace (1990) Sky Staff The result is what you might call a blast. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 The Watcher in the Woods (1980) Sky Staff This being an early Eighties Disney film, there aren't too many headless corpses lurking in the house and surrounding woods, but there are still some genuine shivers. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 Road House (1989) Sky Staff Girls, guns and good, old-fashioned fisticuffs - missing this is like a smack in the chops. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 Teen Wolf (1985) Sky Staff The tail, sorry, tale, climaxes with a very well choreographed basketball game as the ghoul-in-school fights to go straight and avoid a lifetime of biting the mailman and dodging silver bullets. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 Hello, Dolly! (1969) Sky Staff [Barbra Streisand] was really too young for the role... But she was certainly in fine voice, making more of the songs by Jerry Herman than did Herman himself. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) Sky Staff With themes and action relevant to the 20th century and beyond, this worthy sequel continues author Pierre Boulle's tale in suitably dark and thrilling fashion. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 Bloodsport (1988) Sky Staff Gripping kick-box bouts and an eye-watering training routine made this a crunching calling card from the Belgian bruiser. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/5 Legend (1985) Sky Staff The sets, makeup and photography in Ridley Scott's contribution to the fantasy cycle are awesome, but the dialogue and acting are more fitted to the pantomime stage. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 Harlem Nights (1989) Sky Staff Murphy wrote and directed this period piece which doesn't hold back on the strong language and profanity... but to humorous effect. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/5 Every Which Way But Loose (1978) Sky Staff The story and the characters are really too silly even by the standards of this kind of romp, and the film's disparate elements hardly ever begin to gel. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) Sky Staff Somewhere between Prom Night and Dracula, without any real sense of menace, comes this vampire comedy. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 The Lord of the Rings (1978) Sky Staff [W]e should be grateful that Bakshi has tried so hard to be faithful to the original that its spirit and inspiration often shine through to stir the blood. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/5 Orca (1977) Sky Staff Those expecting real quality had better look elsewhere, but fans of enjoyably bad movies will find plenty to relish, not least lady-in-peril Bo Derek. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 The Wiz (1978) Sky Staff The Wiz can't quite get it together. Nonetheless, this trip up the yellow-brick road has something to please almost everyone. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 Hook (1991) Sky Staff Bob Hoskins hops aboard as Hook's hapless mate Smee while Julia Roberts sprinkles fairydust as the mischievous Tink. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
3/5 Young Guns (1988) Sky Staff There's some tough action sequences and a personable cast - including cameos from Tom Cruise and Brooke Shields - in a movie that (almost) kick-started a fading genre. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
2/5 Tango & Cash (1989) Sky Staff Despite imaginative sets and bursts of action -- the prison scenes are particularly vividly staged -- this is a fitfully boring film with perished elastic in its would-be whiplash dialogue. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/5 Cruel Intentions (1999) Sky Staff It's great to see the stars relishing their unusual casting. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 The Amityville Horror (1979) Sky Staff [A] goose-pimply haunted house yarn. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 Mannequin (1987) Sky Staff Extremely well performed, scripted, edited and directed, this department store romp offers you a real bargain and doesn't waste a second in telling its tall story. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
4/5 Shanghai Express (1932) Sky Staff It's one of Dietrich's and [von Sternberg's] finest, a kind of Grand Hotel on wheels. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 Twins (1988) Sky Staff It doesn't take a genius to see how the caper might evolve with Arnie as the perfect specimen and Danny as the scheming lowlife, but everyone has fun turning the concept into a naughtier version of The Prince And The Pauper. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
2/5 Friday the 13th, Part 2 (1981) Sky Staff Gory with a hint of humour, this pretty much does what it says on the tin. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
2/5 A Chorus Line (1985) Sky Staff Attenborough takes the show that set the stage alight and, in this curiously flat version, dampens its spirit. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
1/5 A Star Is Born (1976) Sky Staff Too often director Frank Pierson appears to be allowing his players to act the scene as they think fit rather than under his guidance. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 Police Academy (1984) Sky Staff A big hoot for adolescents of all ages. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 Three Amigos! (1986) Sky Staff Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short kept the saddles of comedy blazing with this wonderfully daft western. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 Grease 2 (1982) Sky Staff The original was a hard act to follow but this energetic sequel floats on a raft of ditties from the likes of Tab Hunter and Connie Stevens. That said, the questionable 'Reproduction' has to be heard to be believed. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 Out of Africa (1985) Sky Staff Engagingly played, swoonsomely shot, and a bit breathy... perfect stuff for a Sunday night. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
Rain Man (1988) Sky Staff [A] poignant and involving comedy drama. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
5/5 Dances With Wolves (1990) Sky Staff [Dances With Wolves] packed with action, emotion, romance, laughter and an insight into a half-lost culture, is one heck of a beautiful movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019