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Kevin Costner: Movie Star

As the release of Kevin Costner’s Hatfields and MCoys approaches, there has never been a better time to take an in-depth look at his varied career. From his breakout performance in the 1985 western Silverado to his latest role in the History [...]

May 24, 2012

1999: A Movie Year In Review (Part Two)

Welcome to Part 2 of our 1999 Movie Retrospective. The final year of the last century was one hell of a cinematic ride and it offered some outstanding films for lovers of cinema. Now be aware that this is not a definitive list of the films released [...]

May 15, 2012

1999: A Movie Year In Review (Part One)

Many films come out every year with critics and fans alike, compiling lists of their bests and worsts. There are also many films that fall between the cracks, only to be discovered years later. Many critics believe that one of the best years in [...]

May 14, 2012

Charlton Heston: Movie Star

The words icon and legend are bandied about a great deal in modern society. Most of the time they mean nothing or at the very least they are simple hyperbole. However, when these words are used to describe Charlton Heston they come across as an [...]

May 14, 2012

DVD Killed The Cinema Star

DVD has changed cinema, forever. Okay, it hasn’t changed how films look and sound, but it has changed the way that we view them. A little over 10 years ago when you wanted to watch a movie, you had to watch it on the big screen at a movie theatre. [...]

May 13, 2012

ISHTAR: The Forgotten Comedy Classic

Elaine May’s Ishtar is famously known as one of Hollywood’s greatest bombs. However, few know that the first 25 minutes or so of this Warren Beatty/ Dustin Hoffman movie features some of the best adult-oriented comedy that Hollywood has [...]

May 12, 2012

48 FPS Vs 24 FPS: The Battle Begins With THE HOBBIT

Last week Peter Jackson unveiled ten minutes of footage from his forthcoming two-part adaptation of The Hobbit at the Las Vegas Cinemacon. To say that there was a mixed reaction would be an understatement-not because of the film looked bad, but [...]

April 29, 2012

Strike Out – The 2007 Writers’ Strike

Now that the writers’ strike is raging in Hollywood like the Malibu fires from a few weeks ago, blame seems to have been thrown around like pales of water. The writers claim they deserve their fair share of sales from “new media” while the [...]

April 27, 2012

Baftas 2010

In recent years the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (or BAFTA) has come into its own as an award show. In the past it was seen as a poor relation to the Oscars, but with a switch in date – that has set the BAFTA before its [...]

April 9, 2012

Why We Need Mel Gibson

To put it mildly, you could say that in recent years Mel Gibson has caused a lot on controversy. From the release of The Passion of the Christ to his headline making arrest in the summer of 2006 you’d be forgiven for thinking that Gibson had been [...]

April 9, 2012

PROMETHEUS Fears

The Prometheus hype is getting to me – yes, I‘ll admit it. So, I dusted off my Alien Quadrilogy box set and played Alien, the original cinematic version, not the Director’s Cut. As always I enjoyed the film; the characters are great, the [...]

April 9, 2012

The 2007 Screenwriters’ Strike

The current screenwriters’ strike has brought Hollywood to its knees. Films have been rushed into production and any film that didn’t have a complete script was put on hold. The reason for the strike; that screenwriters want their fair share of [...]

April 8, 2012

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