Grease and Grease 2 got equal airplay on our Saturdays and I couldn't understand why one was a success and the other wasn't. I loved them both. But I had an inkling of why when my mother caught them for the first time.
Gun control may even become a taboo subject for A listers, born out of fear of alienating swathes of American movie goers. And so a valuable voice - that of the celebrity - in the battle against the impact of gun violence both in the US and worldwide is in danger of being silenced.
I congratulate the British film industry on The Imitation Game - another outstanding, world-class production... I cannot help but feel disappointed that the Polish contribution to breaking the Enigma code was not more prominently highlighted. Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski, three brilliant Polish mathematicians, must be credited with the first breaking of the Enigma codes.
In an age where online video sharing is more and more common, it seems the short film has been given a new lease of life. So it's a shame we don't get to see more bite-sized films on TV and in cinemas.
Just because 'Samantha' has a voice like velvet dipped in chocolate doesn't mean that the phrase '"I can be anywhere and everywhere simultaneously" should be any less terrifying.
Unless you've been offline and haven't watched TV or listened to the radio for the last month and half, you probably know about the ongoing saga surrounding the security breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Michael Keaton gives the performance of his life in Birdman, a stunning, surreal, funny, at times savage study of one man's obsession with a Raymond Carver stage play which he's adapted, and is directing and starring in on Broadway.
Ridley Scott, in my opinion, had not made a great film in years, so I didn't hold out much hope for his latest, the biblical saga Exodus: Gods and Kings. However, like 2014's Noah, this huge, visionary epic holds together well and is worth a look on the big screen.
Looking at some of the pictures which didn't make it into my top 10: Dallas Buyers Club, Starred Up (with a terrific lead performance from Jack O'Connell), Wolf of Wall Street, Nightcrawler...I could go on... I realise how good a year it was. Here we go then, my 2014 movie top 10...
One of the things that has inspired me in 2014 has been scientific advancements beyond our atmosphere: from the continued work on the International Space Station, to Curiosity's exploits on Mars and Philea's historic bumpy landing on an asteroid - surely the stuff of science fiction!
What people may not have heard is how Sony has pulled Shane Dawson's parody video of Taylor Swift's Blank Space song from YouTube. Shane Dawson is one of YouTube's biggest stars, he's been around for years and has over 6 million subscribers, and that's just on one of his channels. He's rude and crude, that's kinda his thing.
Mary Poppins by Disney, is not the P.L. Travers version. In the original books, the Banks children live in a dark, sugarless world which is brightened by Mary only inasmuch as she shows them a different side of life. A magical side of a world where infants are forced to forget their union with the universe by the rigours of our society.
The movie, to use the title of one of Seth Rogen''s films, is superbad, It's neither funny, intelligent or even very controversial.
It's hard to see how 50 SoG will fail. The book has sold over 100 million copies worldwide and it's been translated into 52 languages, It's pretty much the movie is going to be a slam dunk. It has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood bonkbuster: no plot, cardboard characters and sexual violence.
We spend every Christmas Eve indoors watching The Muppet Christmas Carol. There is no better way to kick off Christmas proceedings than this film, and here's why...
Sony's decision to halt the release of The Interview will cost tens of millions of dollars. This is in addition to the estimated $100M costs incurred as a result of the hack. Nobody has died in this skirmish, but the economic costs of this one attack are huge.