Tag Archives: George Lucas

Indiana Jones series review

Welcome to items from The Vault. Between 2005 and 2009 I was a programmer on CKDU 88.1 FM every Sunday morning with something called The Love & Hate Movie Show. I talked about what I was seeing and revisited some of my favourite films of old, pretty much what I do now here on FITI.… Read More

Elysium review

Written and directed by Neill BlomkampBlomkamp impressed everyone—including Academy voters, who nominated the film for a Best Picture Oscar—with his first movie, District 9. The South African-born, Vancouver-educated filmmaker made a slam-bang science fiction movie with definitive visual flair that even offered a tang of political allegory in the alien-apartheid plotline. It was obvious and… Read More

John Carter reviewed

Directed by Andrew StantonWritten by Stanton, Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon, basedon the Edgar Rice Burroughs book, A Princess of MarsIn a TED Talk, director Andrew Stanton said that the biggest thing a story needs to do is "make you care." I really wanted to care about John Carter. At times I did. And other… Read More

John Williams is 80

Empire Magazine online has put together an amazing cross-section of excerpts from John Williams' scores. My favourites, aside from the most well-known Spielberg, Lucas and Superman themes, has to be that one from The Witches of Eastwick, described here as an "earworm."Click here for 80 Reasons Why John Williams is The Man. Read More