Articles by Niall Browne

HATFIELDS AND McCoys Continues With Strong Ratings

Hatfields and McCoys launched on Monday night with a massive 13.9 million viewers – 17 million when the repeat was aired. Those are very impressive viewing figures for the History show. A drop was expected for episode two-but it was only a very [...]

May 31, 2012

The Real Reason For The Delay Of G.I. JOE: RETALIATION

Last week Paramount Pictures announced that it was delaying the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The action sequel was shifted from its June 29, 2012 launch to March 29, 2013 because the studio wanted to ‘spend extra time converting the film into [...]

May 30, 2012

John Carpenter: An Introduction

Here’s a bit of a rundown on some John Carpenter films. He’s a masterful director who seems to have fallen off the radar in recent years. I am, and always be a fan. Carpenter is a true cinematic great who has been overlooked by Hollywood [...]

May 29, 2012

If Only The Lambs Were Silent; CLARICE TV Series On The Way

I haven’t commented on Lifetime’s development of Clarice for two reasons. Firstly, I can’t believe that we now have two Silence of the Lambs prequel television series on the way. Secondly, I don’t expect it to be very good. NBC’s Hannibal [...]

May 29, 2012

Bradley Cooper Takes Aim At AMERICAN SNIPER

Bradley Cooper is lining-up starring and producing duties on American Sniper. The star’s production company 22nd & Indiana has picked up the rights to Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s snappily (and modestly) titled memoir American Sniper: The [...]

May 27, 2012

Robert Pattinson Listens To ‘The Band’

Robert Pattinson has been doing the Cannes thing, out shilling his latest non-Twilight release Cosmopolis. It’s looks good (it’s David Cronenberg, what do you expect?). That’s not the news-the news is that Pattinson has said that he’s [...]

May 25, 2012

Back to the Future: Hollywood’s Fascination with Prequels

The release date for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is looming, and the marketing materials won’t have you know it, but the film is a prequel to Scott’s 1979 film, Alien. The term “prequel” is something of a dirty word in Hollywood these days, [...]

May 25, 2012

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

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