Category Archives: Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday Afternoon Movie: Saving Mr Banks

0 Submitted by on Sun, 08 February 2015, 18:30
Sometimes what goes on behind the scenes on a major motion picture is every bit as enthralling, dramatic and emotional as the film itself. This week, we’re taking Saving Mr Banks for a spin on The Sunday Afternoon Movie. The story of Walt Disney’s decades long pursuit to adapt PL Travers’s bestseller is a well-known one, the author of Mary Poppins Continue Reading...
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Sunday Afternoon Movie: Cutthroat Island [1995]

0 Submitted by on Sun, 07 December 2014, 21:35
Long before Johnny Depp swaggered onto our screens as Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirate movies were dead in the water as far as Hollywood was concerned. This ill-fated attempt from Renny Harlin was panned by critics, ignored by audiences and largely forgotten about by the rest of the known universe. Cutthroat Island is a brave effort, Harlin cast his then wife Continue Reading...
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Christmas Movie Challenge 2: Death Becomes Her [1992]

0 Submitted by on Sat, 06 December 2014, 18:00
Robert Zemeckis’ underrated black comedy might have been released back in the summer of 92, but it makes for unexpectedly delightful pre-Christmas viewing. Death Becomes Her was released to mixed reviews, but a robust box office for its time and has lived on as a cult classic in the right circles. My first experience of Death Become Her wasn’t on Continue Reading...
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Sunday Afternoon Movie: The Lone Ranger [2013]

0 Submitted by on Sun, 21 September 2014, 14:59
It’s Disney, but not as we know it. Just like more or less everybody else, I ignored Disney’s shallow attempt to reignite the creative and box office flame of Pirates of the Caribbean for the long-awaited big screen adaptation of The Lone Ranger. Director Gore Verbinski reunites with star Johnny Depp and super producer Jerry Bruckheimer, surely a license to Continue Reading...
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Sunday Afternoon Movie: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure [1989]

0 Submitted by on Sun, 14 September 2014, 17:25
“Be excellent to each other.” Earlier this year, those bodacious dudes Bill S. Preston and Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan marked their 25th anniversary since going on a time-traveling-rock-n-rolling adventure. As we bid farewell to the summer, what better time than a lazy Sunday afternoon to give  Stephen Herek’s movie another spin. To celebrate this quarter century milestone, a brand new Blu-ray edition Continue Reading...
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