This Week on – 19/10/08

Well, our catchup of reviews we’ve held over for a while continues: Plenty of great (and not so great) films come in for scrutiny this week, and we hope you enjoy them.


This week, we take a look at the Daniel Day-Lewis flick There Will Be Blood, as well as the recent Jessica Alba thriller, The Eye. Also in the firing line is the recent political thriller, Vantage Point, which could almost have been titled Deja Vu 2: The Spanish Event. Plus, we gander at box-office poison Nicole Kidman’s event-film-that-wasn’t from early in 2008, The Golden Compass, to try and make sense of that debacle. As part of our ongoing look at classic films, we also present our review of To Kill A Mockingbird, one of American cinema’s truely classic films. Check that out later this week.

On Saturday, we upload a lost of what we here at the site consider to be cinema’s Ten Stupidest Cliches and Conventions. We sat about for about ten minutes, discussed it, and then plagiarised it from the internet. No, not really, but it’s a list you might find interesting or slightly humerous. That’s Saturday here at, check it out!


[EDITORS NOTE: Today, around lunchtime, we will be uploading our hot-off-the-press review of one of the years biggest cinema releases: Sex & The City: The Movie!! This review will remain on the frontpage until Tuesday to give you all time to have a chuckle, and we’ll double-post then to keep our movie review schedule up to date.]

Next week, another major event occurs here at, with the release of Hello Annabel online. Hello Annabel was the first project from Fernby Films, way back in 2001. It’s presented for the first time publically online, in six easy to swallow portions across the week. We will also be hearing a little bit about the history of this wonderful project from reviewer, and director of the film, Warwick Twelftree. That’s next week here at the site.

Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed the new Fernby Films logo at the top of the page: its our new logo and brand. Hope you all enjoy the new look, thanks to Mick K for installing it (no doubt it took a bit of work to integrate into the website, but I think it looks kinda spiffy. Some of our review mastheads are being rejigged with the new logo and some stunning new artwork….  check out the revamped logos for the recent Widescreen Series we posted a while back: and there’s others online right now… plus more to come in the future. Yep, we’re streamlining the site more and more in the months to come. Enjoy.

Also, you might have noticed a rather large update of the Photo Gallery page here at the site. For a long time, we were considering whether to keep our photo pages online, and took them down while we figured it out. Recently, with the arrival of the new computer, space wasn’t so much an issue any more and we have now planned to upload all our magnificent photos (and perhaps even the crappy ones too!) onto our brand new, shiny, gallery page. This includes all our Europe 2008 photos (previously online in June 08) and some random shots over the last year or so. We’ll also be putting the Schoolyard Justice and Thrash Bus II photos online.

It’s going to take some time, but it will be worth it. It’s simply a place for non-film related material to be seen and commented on. Let us know what you think!

I’d also like to bring to your attention, in case you’ve been living under a rock the last few years, some information about a film franchise known to all and sundry as Transformers. Starring the white-hot Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky, Transformers pulled in megabucks last year, and quickly became the number one film at the box office. Plus, it became my number one all time favourite film. Woo Hoo. Now, Michael Bay is putting the finishing touches on directing the live action component of the new film, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, the sequel to the original film. This is a film that has me jazzed to be alive and around to see it. I loved the original movie, and am thinking this will be the most anticipated film of 2009. The website is up and active, although new information is not yet online at the moment. Still, a Transformers 2 with more robots and more action? How can this possibly not be a good thing?

Check out the official movie website by clicking the link below.

I’ll also be going back to update the original Transformers review with new images from the DVD, so if you haven’t had a chance to check that out, now might be the time! You can find the link on the Big List page!

Until then, however, we’ll be bringing you plenty of film reviews to keep you occupied over the next six days, so check back daily for updates!

Rodney T – Director, Fernby Films.

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