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    CONTROL Z

    Has any reader seen the TV series CONTROL Z yet? I found it to be a brilliant series with two reservations: Why do many of the High School students look far too old to be still at school? The other problem was why were almost all of the students very good looking? Surely in real...
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    GANGS OF LONDON

    I have just watched the 9 episodes in the British series one of the brilliant GANGS OF LONDON.Truly the most violent TV series that I have ever seen.
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    SYDNEY'S GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS

    To-night's Gay and lesbian Mardi gras will be televised live ( from 7-30 pm Sydney,Australia time.) Just go to www.sbs.com.au and you should be able to watch it from anywhere in the World. A first for our Mardi Gras.
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    MARTIN HART'S PASSING

    Martin Hart -the founder of the WIDESCREEN MUSEUM site passed away in November 2019.He will be sadly missed.
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    The Start of Decades!

    Whilst reading THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER on-line today,I noticed that they listed the best films of the decade. Surely their staff are educated enough to know that a decade ends in the year 10-20 etc. A decade start with the year 1 and ends in 10 not 9 as T.H.R. insinuated. They probably...
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    HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL -THE TV SERIES

    I watched episode 5 of the new Disney HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL tv series last night. I was horrified at the continual hand held cameraman who could not keep the camera still. It was like watching a film during an earthquake. Not a good image for Disney
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    RIVERDALE SEASON 4

    At the end of episode 5 of the current season (4) of RIVERDALE, the sheriff arrests 3 students for the murder of his son Jughead.. What puzzles me is that this was never followed up in the next episode nor episode 7. Could someone please explain to me what the heck is going on at...
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    WAR OF THE WORLDS- NEW SERIES

    I watched the first two episodes of the new French/British TV series. It is set in Europe rather than the USA.It has been 31 years since WOTW was last made into a TV series. I found the first episode to be extremely slow moving.It does pick up in the second episode however. It was a pity...
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    A CHORUS LINE - THE TV SERIES

    A CHORUS LINE - a ten part tv series is being planned for streaming on NETFLIX. The original stage show is at the top of my list of all-time favourite musicals. I am hoping that it will be superior to the very disappointing film.
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    FILMS WITHE SAME TITLE AND RELEASED IN THE SAME YEAR

    This year two films with the same name are being released : (1) THE PROJECTIONIST- a documentary about a cinema projectionist in NYC and (2) THE PROJECTIONIST - a film from the Dominican Republic . Does anyone know any other films with the same title being released in the same year? There...
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    LEAVING NEVERLAND

    I watched the tv documentary called LEAVING NEVERLAND It ran for about 3 hours and 50min. without any ads.It was much shorter than when shown on local TV (about 30 min.). I found it extremely hard to believe any of the accusations made against Michael Jackson. If Michael was said...
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    NUDE - BRILLIANT NEW FRENCH TV SERIES.

    I just finished watching (on one of our free -to-air tv channels) Series one of the brilliant French television show called NU (NUDE) It was set it the future when all of Europe ,British Isles excepted, had to be by law, naked due to the climate change that made rising temperatures...
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    VERSAILLES and THE GOOD DOCTOR-TV SERIES

    Just finished watching the third and final season of VERSAILLES. The most expensive television series ever produced in France. It's very close to becoming my all time favourite TV series. It was also filmed in the English language. I cannot recall any other series that was so stunning...
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    BBC'S 100 BEST FILMS OF THE 21st CENTURY

    The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has just compiled a list of the best 100 films of the 21st. century so far released. Many of the films listed, were released in the year 2000. Somebody should tell the BBC that the 21st century did not start until the year 2001 - not 2000, which...
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    Can OLED screens replace projection in cineplexes?

    Malaysia has installed 2 OLED screens in one of their cinema complexes. Is this the way for the future of cinema?
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    HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY IMAX

    Imax has turned 50 but are there any cinemas that can still project the original Imax 70mm format?
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    HACKSAW RIDGE-A PUZZLEMENT

    I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this film recently for the first time. One thing that puzzled me was: why didn't the Japanese cut the ropes hanging from the cliff.This would have stopped the Americans from climbing them and killing the Japanese? I know I am not the only person...
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    100 YEAR OLD CINEMA IN NEW ZEALAND

    On Friday 4 August it will be 100 years since the Paramount cinema in Wellington, New Zealand first opened. No celebrations are planned ,as far as I know. I fondly remember working there as a teenager in the fifties ( as did my mother).It gave me a great appreciation of being able to see...
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    Blu-ray films and their commentaries

    Is there anyone else out there besides myself, who has never listened to a commentary whilst watching a movie on bluray/dvd ? I have no intention of ever watching a film and listen to a commentary at the same time.
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    CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

    This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. Why then this yea,r are there no Hollywood made films being screened out of the 105 films listed?
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    NEWSIES -THE BROADWAY MUSICAL why not on Blu-ray?

    NEWSIES - the Broadway musical comes to dvd on 23 May in USA. It was filmed live at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. The big question is - 'why isn't it being released on bluray'?
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    BOJACK HORSEMAN CARTOON SERIES ON DVD

    Why has the BOJACK HORSEMAN cartoon series never been released onto dvd with the exception of in Australia?
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    HAPPY 95TH BIRTHDAY DORIS DAY

    All the very best wishes for your 95th birthday Doris. I have been a huge fan of yours since the fifties. May you have many more years of life to live and hopefully be seen in another movie.
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    3-D WITHOUT GLASSES

    Whatever happened to 3-D without glasses? It was supposed to be the next big thing about 5 years ago. I saw it demonstrated many years ago but the screen size was only half the size of a mobile.
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    MEMORABLE STAGE SHOWS THAT DISAPPOINTED AS A FILM

    Some musical stage shows that I raved over but was extremely disappointed ,even hated, when they were filmed were: MAN OF LA MANCHA A CHORUS LINE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA LES MISERABLES How many other HTF users have similar hates as far as great stage shows that disappointed on film
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    THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE in 70mm

    Has anybody ever seen THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE (aka THE MAN WITH THE GREEN CARNATION) in 70mm? It was never shown in London in 70mm but a friend claims that he saw it in Leeds about 1963. I have a copy of a poster that mentions 70mm so it must have been shown somewhere in that format.
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    ALL ZONE/REGION PLAYERS FOR UNDER $100

    JBHIFI ( Australia) are selling a Laser brand dvd/bluray player for $A98. It plays all regions for dvds and you just enter a 4 digit code to change the zone for bluray discs. It is guaranteed for 3 years. My last one lasted over four years.
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    VISTA - VISION IN JAPAN AND FRANCE

    The film A EYE FORE AN EYE was the only French movie that was filmed in Vista-Vision but it is not mentioned on any Vista-Vision sites. The same goes for 10 Japanese films filmed in Vista-Vision. Can anyone add more news to this Forum on the Japanese Vista -Vision films?
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    AMERICAN HONEY-ANNOYING CAMERA WORK

    Last night I watched a dvd of AMERICAN HONEY. The film was very overlong. The worst aspect was that it was filmed entirely with a hand held camera. I truly struggled to watched the film with the extremely annoying camera movement that never ceased .Did any other reader have the...
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    ANDY WARHOL'S THE CHELSEA GIRLS

    Did anyone ever see THE CHELSEA GIRLS in 1967 or earlier? I saw it in NYC in mid-67 and I could have sworn that it was projected onto 3 screens. Other web sites state that it was only 2 screens. I would like someone to verify whether it was indeed only 2 screens.(i.e. - did they...