Articles by Niall Browne

DVD Review: RESISTANCE Is A World War II Curiosity

Resistance is a low key British drama which plays with a “what if” premise of what if D-day was a failure and the Germans invaded Britain. The film, based on Owen Sheers’ novel, follows a group of German soldiers who are stationed in a small [...]

March 10, 2012

Interview: SLEDGE HAMMER! Creator Alan Spencer

Alan Spencer is the comic genius behind the much loved cult television show Sledge Hammer! A smart pastiche of Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry films, the show starred David Rasche as Detective Sledge Hammer!, the tough no nonsense cop who talked [...]

March 10, 2012

Review: Gary Oldman In THE BACKWOODS

Every so often a film comes along that reassures your faith in cinema. If doesn’t have to be a huge blockbuster or even the most acclaimed art house film, it can be a little film that entertains and captures your attention without letting go. [...]

March 8, 2012

Rise Of TITANIC – Mega-Grossing Film Comes Back In 3D

Titanic was a phenomenon when it was released in 1997. James Cameron’s film became the highest grossing film of all time (before it was beaten by Avatar), grossing $600 million at the US box office and another $1.2 billion elsewhere around the [...]

March 8, 2012

Producer Don Carmody – Interview

The name of Don Carmody may not be a name that is familiar to most filmgoers; however, it is highly likely that you have seen at least one of his films. From Oscar winning hits like Chicago to computer game adaptations such as Silent Hill and [...]

March 7, 2012

New JOHN CARTER Images; Will It Offer Something New?

Disney’s John Carter is something of a gamble; it’s based on a property that’s 100 years old, which most people (except hardcore fans) haven’t heard of. To exacerbate things, the character, themes and settings of the source [...]

March 7, 2012

STAR WARS Concept Artist Ralph McQuarrie Dies

Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who is most famous for creating some of the Star Wars saga’s most striking images has died. McQuarrie passed away on March 3rd at the age of 82, leaving behind a legacy that will continue for as long as film is a [...]

March 4, 2012

Interview: BONE DRY Director Brett A. Hart

I recently had the chance to interview the writer-director of the film, Brett A. Hart (not to be confused with the wrestler Bret “The Hitman” Hart). Bone Dry has been compared to Duel (a film that was directed by another first-timer, what was [...]

March 4, 2012

DVD Review: Ryan Gosling In Nicolas Winding Refn’s DRIVE

Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive is a stripped down action-thriller for the art-house crowd, the perfect antidote to Hollywood’s overly glossy car movies like The Fast and the Furious franchise or Gone in Sixty Seconds. Based on James Sallis’ [...]

March 3, 2012

The Town Writer Feels The Need For Speed With TOP GUN 2

Peter Craig, Ben Affleck’s co-writer on The Town has been hired by Paramount Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Skydance Productions to pen the next script for Top Gun 2. Tom Cruise is eager to get another Top Gun film off the ground, and [...]

March 3, 2012

The Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dies

While Movies In Focus is (obviously) mainly a movie site, the passing of The Monkees’ Davy Jones at the age of 66, has to be mentioned. A massive group in the 1960s, The Monkees featured British born Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael [...]

February 29, 2012

Review: Douglas Schulze’s MIMESIS: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

Lately, mainstream horror has been in the doldrums; studios seemingly appear to only want to remake older films, hoping that name recognition will draw audiences. Recent years have seen films like A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Thing and The Wolfman [...]

February 28, 2012

Interview: Screenwriter Christopher Kyle

Christopher Kyle is an interesting writer. He’s quite prolific at writing plays, but he’s only written a few screenplays that have been turned into films. It’s interesting that these features should include K-19: The Widowmaker and Alexander [...]

February 26, 2012

DVD Review: The Artist’s Jean Dujardin Stars In ‘CA$H

Jean Dujardin is now best known around the world for starring in Michel Hazanavicius’ Oscar nominated silent film The Artist. However, the French star has had a successful career on his home soil, starring in a string of successful comedy films, [...]

February 24, 2012

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