The DVD Basement: Momentum (2015)

Dan D’Arpe’s The DVD Basement continues with Momentum starring Olga Kurylenko and James Purefoy. From the get go, it was fairly evident that Momentum was not destined be a stellar hit.  A South African/American production helmed by first-time director Stephen Campanelli, the film had next to no publicity when it was released in mid-October; a fact that hardly bodes well for... Read More

Film Review: Jason Bourne

Leon Nicholson takes a look at Jason Bourne starring Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander. Currently on General Release at UK Cinemas. Will Matt Damon’s return to the Bourne franchise as one of cinema’s favourite heroes reignite the series or has his absence been too long for audiences to even care about his plight? So Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is back on the radar... Read More

The DVD Basement: Havoc (2005)

FMV Magazine presents Dan D’Arpe’s The DVD Basement which takes a look at movies that have bypassed the big screen and gone straight to DVD. Opening the series is Havoc starring Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum. For many up-and-coming stars, the transition from family-friendly fare into “serious” films is a tricky path to navigate. To convince others... Read More

Feature: An Interview with Orchidea De Santis

Best known for her roles in the Italian Sex Comedies, Daniel D’Arpe had the pleasure of speaking to Orchidea De Santis about her roots, film career and her work away from the film industry. Despite whatever snobbish critics may have said, the truth of the matter was that filmgoers absolutely loved the sex comedies of Italy’s yesteryear.  Embracing the change in culture... Read More

Cult Fiction: Starcrash (1978)

FMV Magazine presents Cult Fiction – a look at sci-fi movies that have garnered a cult following over the years. Opening the series is Dan D’Arpe’s look at Starcrash starring Caroline Munro, Marjoe Gortner and Christopher Plummer. Laughable special effects. A plot that can barely be followed. And Caroline Munro in space bikinis. These are but some of the hallmarks... Read More

Film Review: Deadpool

FMV Magazine welcomes Dan D’Arpe to the team who takes a look at Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin. To say that fans have been anxiously awaiting a Deadpool movie would be one of the biggest understatements of the past decade. The infamous “Merc With A Mouth” had first appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, with hopes of a spin-off movie following soon... Read More

Tune In: The Psychedelic Film Experience: I Love You, Alice B Toklas! (1968)

Tune In: The Psychedelic Film Experience drops out with Tim Wickens examining I Love You, Alice B Toklas! (1968) starring Peter Sellers, Joyce Van Patten, and Leigh Taylor-Young; from a script from Paul Mazursky and directed by Hy Averback. Psychedelic guru Dr. Timothy Leary famously said, “Turn on, tune in, and drop out,” no film is a better example of that quote than this.... Read More

Tune In: The Psychedelic Film Experience – Altered States (1980)

Tune In: The Psychedelic Fim Experience continues with Brian Gregory looking at Altered States starring William Hurt and Blair Brown. This film, based on Paddy Chayefsky’s novel of the same name, hurls its lead character back to the beginning of creation at break-neck psychedelic speed and you can’t help but be caught up in its intensity and daring. Altered States tells the... Read More

Film Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Leon Nicholson takes a look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Harrison Ford. Whether you’re a massive Star Wars nut, someone who just likes movies or just a little curious, this is a cinematic event that shouldn’t be missed. After the debacle of the Star Wars prequels, one may ask, why should anyone part with their hard earned cash to watch... Read More

Tune In: The Psychedelic Film Experience – Zabriskie Point (1970)

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Tune In: The Psychedelic Film Experience witnesses Tim Wickens getting lost in the desert of Zabriskie Point (1970) starring Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin with Rod Taylor and directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Let us begin with the interesting story of Mark Frechette and Daria Halprin. Antonioni toured the United States to find his stars for this film. In Boston Massachusetts,... Read More