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DVD Review: Dutch Christmas Horror SAINT

Saint is a Dutch horror film that sees an evil Saint Nicholas descending on Amsterdam bringing death and terror, rather than the usual festive gifts. This Christmas-set horror comes from writer/director Dick Maas (yes that is his real name – [...]

March 24, 2012

Interview: ALIEN Creator Dan O’Bannon

In December of 2009, screenwriting legend Dan O’Bannon passed away due to complications with Crohns disease, an illness that Dan had suffered from for over thirty years. O’Bannon was a first-rate Hollywood screenwriter who is probably most [...]

March 22, 2012

DVD Review: WHITECHAPEL Series 3

We live in a time when television is littered with detective dramas. The likes of C.S.I and Law and Order rule on both sides of the Atlantic, but it could be argued that Britain is the home of the detective show. Obviously Sherlock Holmes is the [...]

March 22, 2012

THE HUNGER GAMES – It’s Not For Everyone

The Hunger Games isn’t aimed at people like me. It’s aimed at teenage girls, masses of them, and I’m a man in his 30s. I’m okay with that. The film looks set to bank at least $100 million on its first weekend, that’s some serious cash for [...]

March 20, 2012

DVD Review: COLUMBUS CIRCLE Is A Curious Thriller

Columbus Circle is an odd little curio, a direct-to-DVD thriller with a solid cast, featuring the not inconsequential talent of Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Jason Lee, Giovanni Ribisi, Kevin Pollak and Beau Bridges. A decade ago this may even have had a [...]

March 18, 2012

DVD Review: Norwegian Monster Movie TROLL HUNTER

“Found Footage” movies have become ten a penny since The Blair Witch Project hit it big at the box office in 1999. However, since then the horror sub-genre has hit upon hard times, with films like Apollo 18 and The Devil Inside showing [...]

March 18, 2012

Interview: Director Douglas Schulze Talks DARK FIELDS

Horror director Douglas Schulze’s Dark Fields (read my review) will air on US cable channel Showtime on April 28th. The film is a highly original tale about the town of Perseverance whose inhabitants are cursed. They must sacrifice their children [...]

March 17, 2012

Interview: Director Mike Binder

I conducted this interview with Mike Binder, the director of Reign Over Me. For any of you guys who have never checked out his work, he’s worth seeking out, a particular little gem is his 1993 film Indian Summer. He’s building a really [...]

March 17, 2012

DVD Review: THE DEVIL’S ROCK IS A WWII Horror Movie

The horror genre is frequently looked down on by film critics. It can often be exploitative, cheap and nasty – three things that if done right can be quite a thrill for an audience. However, it’s a difficult juggling act to get right, meaning [...]

March 13, 2012

John Carpenter: Hollywood For Carpenter

The Films Of John Carpenter have always been a group of films that have intrigued and inspired me. I was in my teens before I discovered that he himself was inspired by the work of Howard Hawks, a director that, by that time in my life I had grown [...]

March 13, 2012

James Bond 007: A Cinematic Legacy – Part 2 of 2

Read Part One When an aging Roger Moore finally retired from the James Bond series in 1985, a young Irish actor named Pierce Brosnan was hired to replace him. However, when his series Remington Steele featured a surge in popularity following his [...]

March 12, 2012

Will Tom Cruise Join Beyoncé In A STAR IS BORN?

Tom Cruise is the latest in a long list of names to be associated with a starring role opposite Beyoncé Knowles in Clint Eastwood’s A Star Is Born. If the Mission: Impossible star decides to take the role it could mean yet another delay for the [...]

March 11, 2012

James Bond 007: A Cinematic Legacy – Part 1 of 2

Since Dr No was released in 1962, James Bond has captivated the cinema going public and delivered a character that is synonymous with Britain and sophistication. Originally from the pen of author Ian Fleming, Bond was immortalized by Sean Connery, [...]

March 11, 2012

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