Christmas is approaching as fast as the Polar Express and Santa will be making deliveries before we know it. (No doubt with a mask over his flowing white beard.)
Here are our recommended ‘last order’ dates for delivery within the UK by Christmas...
It was fantastic to settle down a few Sundays ago and watch the Comic-Con@Home panel "Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster - The Sequel'.
Building on last year's ground-breaking panel this year's virtual discussion brought some movie poster legends and some 'new kids on the block' to our screens in a fascinating discussion that showed the mutual respect and admiration between a group that have shaped so much of our popular culture.
And now, you can watch it on-line, at any time. Enjoy!
In these unsettled times it is hard to know when many will feel safe enough to amble around a museum or art gallery, yet alone travel Internationally to sample another culture.
World over, cultural institutions are working hard to adapt and to present their story in new ‘no contact’ ways.
A fantastic example that pre-dates our Covid-19 world is the amazing Hollywood Art Museum, packed full of Star Wars and movie poster goodies!
A few months ago, long before any of the current madness descended, we enjoyed an amazing evening at our local independent cinema. Not to watch a movie, but to virtually visit the theatre and to watch the amazing James Corden in ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’.
With the social distancing lock-down in place, you can’t visit the National Theatre, nor can you watch one of their productions in the cinema, but, thanks to National Theatre At Home, starting this week, you can watch ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ from the comfort of your own arm-chair...
These are worrying times. Above all else, we hope that you, your loved ones, friends and families are heeding the latest government advice and staying safe.
While we are all maintaining our social distance and spending more time at home, I imagine that, like us, you are getting through more movies and box-sets than usual.
For those in the UK, don’t forget the BBC iPlayer where you can find two fantastic series for the movie lover…
In their March 2020 edition, the superb EMPIRE magazine chose their ‘100 Greatest Movies of the Century (so far!)’.
We were quite surprised by their number one pick.
What do you think? Which film would be yours?
Over the Christmas break we found a book we had not seen before. Written by Gregory J Edwards and Robin Cross, it’s title was more than a little intriguing to the movie poster lover…
Published in 1984, “Worst Movie Posters of All Time – A Treasury of Trash” promised to ‘sterilize me with fear’ and that within its pages ‘… shame exploiters compete with each other for the supreme accolade of WORST MOVIE POSTER OF ALL TIME…”
In December, continuing their long-standing collaboration, Bonhams Auctioneers and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) held their “TCM Presents … 1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year” auction.
In this unusually named auction there were a few stand out pieces for the movie poster enthusiast and they all came from the personal collection of movie poster legend Tom Jung...
Have you noticed the movie posters at your local cinema?
They radiate light, just like the movie screen.
Ever wonder how it's done?
It's the magic of a cinema light box...
How many times did you visit the cinema in 2019? We averaged a couple of times a month. Given what we do, I imagine that's not a surprise.
What about the average cinema goer? How has that changed over the past few years?
We decided to do a little research with the help of the excellent UK Cinema Association. What we found was a surprising and fascinating story...
We would like to thank you all for helping to make 2019 such a fantastic year. We hope that you all have an amazing 2020.
Our 2019 Christmas cards featured some of our favourite quotes from the best Christmas movies.
Didn't recognise yours? No problem. You can find them all below.
Christmas is approaching as fast as The Polar Express. Soon we will all be curled up in comfy chairs to eat too much, drink a little and watch "Elf", "It's A Wonderful Life", "Die Hard" (is that a festive movie?) and of course "Home Alone".
Before we do that, there are loved ones to think of and carefully chosen gifts to track down. Don't get stung by postal times - order early.
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