Articles by Niall Browne

Vanity Is Fair For Paramount Pictures

The latest issue of Vanity Fair has a fantastic image celebrating Paramount Pictures 100th anniversary. The images below get bigger if you click on them, but Vanity Fair has a pretty nifty zoom option so that you can get up-close and personal with [...]

June 13, 2012

Pondering Steve McQueen And Dustin Hoffman PAPILLON

Papillon is the type of movie that could only have been made (and become a success) in the 1970s. It’s a star driven movie with gravitas; can you imagine something like that being made today? Franklin J. Schaffner’s 1973 film casts Steve McQueen [...]

June 12, 2012

ED WOOD – Tim Burton At His Best

Tim Burton will never top Ed Wood. It’s a fact, case closed. The passionate biopic of the infamous B-movie director and his relationship with Bela Lugosi has parallels with Burton’s own relationship with Vincent Price. Burton brings an [...]

June 11, 2012

Where’s KISS KISS BANG BANG 2?

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a near flawless modern noir. Shane Black’s script sparkles with wit and one-liners and Robert Downey Jr and Val Kilmer are perfect as the leads. Therefore, it’s a shame that we will never get a sequel. The $15 million film [...]

June 10, 2012

Resurrecting Ridley Scott’s GLADIATOR

Just rewatched Ridley Scott’s Gladiator – I needed to do something to get the bad taste of Prometheus out of my mouth. It has held up quite well, considering that it is now twelve years-old. In fact, I enjoyed it more this time than I ever [...]

June 9, 2012

Michael Esper Joins RUNNER RUNNER

Michael Esper has joined the cast of Runner Runner, the new online gambling thriller that will be toplined by Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake and Gemma Arterton. Oliver Cooper, Ben Schwartz and Anthony Mackie also star in the film which will be [...]

June 9, 2012

BATMAN RETURNS: 20 Years On

Batman Returns opened on June 19th 1992 – an unbelievable 20 years ago. After the success of Batman in 1989, Tim Burton was given carte blanche for this sequel, and he delivered the most bizarre Hollywood blockbuster ever made– an $80 million [...]

June 9, 2012

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