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Category Archive: Movie Reviews, Movies my Dad Likes, Slider

Movies My Dad Likes: Our Man In Havana [1959]

If you’re feeling down because it won’t stop raining outside and you need a good pick me up, then why not watch the movie Our Man in Havana. Based on the book by Graham Greene, who also wrote the...

Movies My Dad Likes: Breakheart Pass [1975]

As far as I know, Breakheart Pass was the only western story written by the great Alistair McClean but what a riveting tale it is. His screenplay version of the story for the movie does not...

Movies My Dad Likes: Hell Drivers [1957]

Hell Drivers released in 1957 remains one of my top 20 all time favourite movies. When I first saw this black and white movie the whole audience seemed to be swaying from side to site as overladen...

Movies My Dad Likes: Firefox [1982]

Firefox is one of the best cold war movies highlighting the doctrine that neither side could allow the other to get too far ahead in military capability. Many believe that this strive for balance...

Movies My Dad Likes: The Man Who Would Be King

Based upon a Rudyard Kipling short story this is a memorable fun adventure movie directed by the long serving Hollywood director John Huston, who also wrote the screenplay. It is the only opportunity...

Movies My Dad Likes: Carrie [1976]

In my day when Halloween came round we would make our own costumes comprising of an old bed sheet, Mum’s lipstick and lashing of tomato sauce. Then we would knock on doors in the vain hope of...

Movies My Dad Likes: Bram Stoker’s Dracula [1992]

I can remember watching Dracula themed movies at the cinema in my youth on a Sunday night where the guys had a good laugh and the girls pretended to be frightened. They were pure gold as light...

Movies My Dad Likes: Conduct Unbecoming [1975]

There are some films that seem like a window into a bygone age when human values were vastly different to those pertaining today and Conduct Unbecoming certainly falls into this category. It is an...

Movies My Dad Likes: Sabrina [1954]

I am not a fan of Romcons, most of which seem to me to be somewhat nauseating. That said there are a few that I find original and highly entertaining and the 1954 version of Sabrina certainly comes...

Movies My Dad Likes: Bear Island [1979]

If ever there was a movie that was better than the book it was based upon then Bear Island must be a strong contender. Although I rate Alistair MacLean’s novels highly and have a copy of everyone...