Articles by Niall Browne

DVD Review: I AM NUMBER FOUR IS TERRIBLE

I Am Number Four is the latest teen-fiction novel to hit the big screen. It’s clearly aimed at the Twilight audience, but it also wants the male demographic, so there’s a bit of smooching and an abs-tastic male lead for the chicks, and some hot [...]

April 5, 2012

Robert Redford Revisits ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN

Robert Redford looks set to return to the world of Watergate, as the star has announced plans to produce and narrate a new documentary about the political scandal. Titled All The President’s Men Revisited, the documentary will air on the [...]

April 5, 2012

Interview: MEG Author Steve Alten

The best part of being a film writer is the chance to talk to people within the industry and talk about their process and views. Novelist Steve Alten may not be “Hollywood” but he has hand an interesting experience in the city of angels (L.A, [...]

April 5, 2012

Interview: Screenwriter Tony Grisoni

Red Riding is a trilogy of movies based on a quartet of novels by David Peace. The books (and films) are fictionalised accounts of the investigation into the Yorkshire Ripper, a brutal serial killer that stalked the Yorkshire area of England in the [...]

April 4, 2012

NON-STOP Is ‘Die Hard’ On A Plane…With Liam Neeson

It looks like Liam Neeson is going to keep doing that middle-age action thing. The Irish actor is in the frame to star in producer Joel Silver’s latest action-fest Non-Stop. According to Variety: “Neeson is in talks to play a worn-out air [...]

April 4, 2012

Why I Won’t Be Watching BATTLESHIP

Look, I totally understand that Hollywood’s main aim is to satisfy the needs of teenage boys. I get it. That’s why most movies released by studios are hyper-stylised special effects extravaganzas – trying to compete with the latest video [...]

April 4, 2012

DIE HARD In The White House

Some mornings you just wake up and discover that you’re back in the 1990s. That can be the only reason for White House Down, a film which disaster master Roland Emmerich is in the frame to direct. According to Deadline the film has been compared [...]

April 3, 2012

CASABLANCA – Classic Hollywood At Its Best

Many films have been labelled with the “classic” tag over the years. Few really deserve it, however Casablanca certainly does. I recently had the opportunity to catch the film on the big screen for the second time, and it still works – seventy [...]

April 2, 2012

DVD Review: Nicolas Cage’s SEASON OF THE WITCH Lacks Magic

Today many viewers go into a Nicolas Cage film with some trepidation, and to be fair, there is some just cause for this. Financial woes, and fanboy decision-making seem to be a major factor in the roles that Cage chooses to play these days (that and [...]

April 2, 2012

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