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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

George Clooney: Movie Star Part 2

  This is the second in a two part profile of actor George Clooney. Read Part One. There are movie stars and then there is George Clooney. The man is the epitome of old style charm and charisma and he has been compared to Cary Grant on so many [...]

April 7, 2012

George Clooney: Movie Star Part 1

There are movie stars and then there is George Clooney. The man is the epitome of old style charm and charisma and he has been compared to Cary Grant on so many occasions that it would be superfluous to do so here. I’m going to take a look at his [...]

April 6, 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

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

A TOTAL RECALL Remake Isn’t That Bad An idea. Seriously.

The marketing of Total Recall is starting to ramp up as it approaches its August 3 release date. The first poster has been released and a trailer is on the way for the film which has come under a lot of fire for two reasons: 1) It’s a remake of a [...]

March 29, 2012

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