Retro Reviews

Sometimes the older movies and even the classics need to be shouted about from time to time. Here in the Retro Reviews category, we like to bring you reviews of those movies that have been released and we just want to bring them back to the attention of movie fans.

Predator (1987) A Sci-Fi and Action Classic

With The Predator recently release we take a look back at the movie that launched the franchise, the 1987 Predator starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator), this classic: the man vs. alien ‘rumble in the jungle’ movie is still a firm favourite...

The Monster Squad – Still Has NARDS!! – Movie Review

Recently I was chatting away on Twitter and got on to the subject of the 80s movie, The Monster Squad, a movie that I loved when I first saw it back in 1987. Surprisingly this brilliant jump back to the...

Akira – A Ground Breaking Anime Movie Loved By Fans Around the World

Akira has to be one of those groundbreaking movies that even after all these years since it first came out still has the power to excite and delight the watcher. Discovering Akira I first saw Akira many years ago in the...

Retro Reviews: The Terminator (1984) Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

In the 1980's a young James Cameron was fairly unknown and came up with the idea of a movie that would make his name, even though his agent at the time said the idea for "The Terminator" was a...

Don’t wait as long as I did to see this Thing!

I can't believe it has taken me this long to finally see John Carpenter's 1982 cult Sci-Fi Horror classic "The Thing". Actually, I can, as this is not the type of genre to which I'm typically drawn. This said,...

RoboCop (1987) The Original Metal Bad Ass!

The 80s were a great time for movies and in particular a very violent and at some times black humoured movie from director Paul Verhoeven, yes folks, I'm talking about the original RoboCop. It's the film that a lot of...

The Ninth Gate – Classic Film Friday

One film which I often watch when I have the time is Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate, which stars Johnny Depp. The Ninth Gate - Unlocking The Gates of Hell Although the film has never had high ratings from the critics...

Reintroduction To The Film Friday Series Of Posts

Those of you with a keen eye looking at the categories here on Blazing Minds will have noticed the Film Friday category and those that have been reading the blog since it started over 4 years ago (wow time...

Spanish Fly (1976) – British Film Classic Re-Release [Review]

Now I do have to admit that I love the classic movies from the 70s and with a lot of them and Spanish Fly included they all seemed to move towards taking a Carry On film style, but with...

On The Fiddle (1961) British Film Classic Re-Release [Review]

Tricked into joining the RAF by a wily judge, wide boy Horace Pope (Alfred Lynch) sets his sights on the main chance, teams with slow-witted, good-hearted gypsy Pedlar Pascoe (Sean Connery), and works up a lucrative racket in conning...

Classic Film Friday – Screamers

It's been a while since the last Classic Film Friday post, so as I mentioned last week, I've decided to bring the series back, in the Classic Film Friday series I bring you a film that you may have...

Classic Film Friday – A Fistful Of Dollars From Director Sergio Leone

It's Friday, which can mean only one thing, it's nearly Saturday, ok two things, it means it's time for my choice in this weeks Classic Film Friday. As a lone stranger rolls in to a town filled with hate. We...